Call Her Ismail

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[Baghdad, August 6. Image via Getty]

BAGHDAD, IRAQ, AUGUST 6: Iraqi chess player Delbak Ismail contemplate her next move during the Iraq chess championship on August 6, 2009 in Baghdad, Iraq. Iraqi chess players from all over Iraq competed for the second day in a row to win the Iraqi Chess Championship held in Baghdad as the security situation continues to improve in the capital. Iraqi government announced on August 5, that it intends to remove within 40 days the blast walls erected by the U.S. military in Baghdad. (Photo by Muhannad Fala'ah/Getty Images)


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"Sometimes, for fun, I just sit at the board and tip over the king again and again, like it's Saddam's statue."