I stayed in Baghdad every summer until I was 14. My dad's sister is still there but many of my relatives have managed to get out. People forget that there are still people there who are not radicalized in any particular direction trying to live normal lives in a very difficult situation.
As children as we learn what things are we are slowly learning to dismiss them visually. As adults entirely submerged in words and concepts we spend almost all of our time thinking and worrying about the past and the future hardly ever looking at or engaging with the world visually.