Baghdad's al Kadhimiya neighbourhood is hoping to become the next street art destination for tourists.
The streets of this neglected district have been recently transformed by a group of artists who are decorating the buildings with colourful murals.
The creators are a group of volunteers called the Butterfly Effect. Artist Ali Khalifa says he wants to transform the district into a tourist destination.
“Unfortunately, these areas were originally neglected areas, but after this (transformation) it became a destination for tourists from inside and outside Iraq," he said.
"Our message is to make Baghdad a tourist landmark for such kind of art, street art, which as you can see, has been accepted by local people and they like it because it is a new art. We are continuing these awareness paintings along with folkloric and aesthetic paintings.”