Referendum for Kurdistans independence finally held in 25th September 2017

Iraqi Kurds fly Kurdish flags during an event to urge people to vote in the upcoming independence referendum in Arbil, the capital of the autonomous Kurdish region of northern Iraq, on September 15, 2017.
Iraqi Kurdish lawmakers voted to hold an independence referendum set in motion by regional president Massud Barzani, who has kept open the option of postponing it under American pressure. / AFP PHOTO / SAFIN HAMED