For Kurdish women in Turkey, guerilla tactics can offer a way out.
Erbil's booming development and bright future threaten Kurdish cultural history even while efforts are made to preserve it. In the center of all this is the city's ancient citadel.
As Syrian Kurds seek refuge in Iraqi Kurdistan, their future remains unclear. Will they return to Syria? Or will they become, like the Turkish Kurds in nearby Makhmour Camp, permanent refugees?
In Iraq's Domiz Refugee Camp, Syrian refugees are preparing to fight for their country: Kurdistan.
Erbil in Iraqi Kurdistan is booming and there is plenty to buy, from trinkets in the old bazaar to designer clothing in the Family Mall. But there are some things hard to find: local products.
While Turkey's Kurds see hope across the border in Iraqi Kurdistan, the region's veteran transplants remain skeptical about the future of Kurdistan.
For Kurds in Iraq, Turkey's Kurdish region is famous for two things: decades of armed resistance to the Turkish state and excellent hospitals.
Iraq's minister of tourism and antiquities wants you to take a post-war vacation, where you can see ancient monasteries and Saddam's old palaces.
The U.S. military has withdrawn on schedule, but many issues remain unresolved in Iraq. These range from massive numbers of displaced people to lingering sectarian conflict.
Almost 2 million Iraqis have been displaced. The government maintains that the situation is improving, but sectarian violence persists and many feel it is unsafe to return home.
In October, Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri Al-Maliki ordered all the Kurdish flags to be taken down in Khanaqin, a city with a largely Kurdish population. That only caused a proliferation of Kurdish flags.
The Iraqi government has cut food rations, upsetting many citizens who rely on government support to feed their families.