Despite some progress in the rehabilitation of ancient sites of worship in Mosul, more funding is required to finish restoring the city's rich tapestry of religious heritage in the aftermath of ISIS' defeat.
Yazidi pilgrims' joy is doubled during seven-day festival known as Jemayyiat as one of their own is awarded a Nobel Peace Prize. The Yazidis say that the Nobel Prize that went to ISIS Survivor, Nadia Murad, is a 'victory for all victims'.
After the liberation of their areas from ISIS, the Ezidis in Nineveh Province are rebuilding their holiest temple, the Temple of Lalish. The reconstruction initiative was led by the Ezidis spiritual leader Baba Chawish and funded by private donors and Ezidi charities.