THE CITY OF BAGHDAD IS 1,200 YEARS OLD THIS YEAR, AND THE PEOPLE OF IRAQ ARE CELEBRATING THE OCCASION.
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Iraq Republic celebrated 1st December 1962, the memory of erecting Baghdad City since 1200 years ago, the capital of Iraq.
Baghdad is situated on the two banks of Tigris river, the country of the base of world civilization 1000 years ago.
Now if you visit Baghdad you will see the huge buildings had spread to a large extent, besides the old minaret which was in the past the highest point in Baghdad.
Scientist from all over the world are now visiting Baghdad to attend the festivities which will be held shortly, as you see Baghdad air port is crowded with visitors of notable world scientists.
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General shot to the building of Amanah hall whereby celebrations held there and all scientists of world wide reputation attended in order to receive their numeration and make acquaintance among them.
General shot to the building of Sovereignty Council's office whereby all delegations registered their names in the registration book at the Sovereignty council.
General shot to the unknown soldier whereby a bouquet of flowers placed by the name of the world scientists delegations and was placed by two men of religious degrees one to represent Islamic religion and the other Christian religion.
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Address by H.E. Dr. Naji Al-Asil, president of the Iraq Academy and executive chairman of the celebrations.
Address by H.E. the leader Abdul Karim Qassim, prime minister and commander in chief of the armed forces, honorary president of the celebrations.
Address by H.E. Brig.General Abdul Majid Hassan, Mayor of Baghdad.
Address by Mr.Anghelos Tsoukalas, Mayor of Athens.
Address by Mr.Wu Han, vice mayor of Pekin.
Address by Mr.Glauco Della Porta, Mayor of Rome.
We are enclosing herewith the program of celebrations for the whole week should you are interesting in while or part of the celebration just cable us what you want of filming and oblige.
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Background: THE CITY OF BAGHDAD IS 1,200 YEARS OLD THIS YEAR, AND THE PEOPLE OF IRAQ ARE CELEBRATING THE OCCASION. GUESTS FROM MANY COUNTRIES ARE JOINING IN. THEY ARE LEADERS OF THOUGHT, SCIENCE AND RESEARCH. ELEVEN CENTURIES AGO THIS YEAR, THE FIRST PHILOSOPHER IN ISLAM (ABI YUSUF BIN YACOUB BIN ISHAQ AL-KINDI) DIED.