Photos of the year: February

WHERE Parkour in Najaf, Iraq.


"I met the only group of young men in Iraq who have turned their back on this mayhem and are taking part in one of the world's newest sports, parkour. The group of six young men gather at a hall they share with a hip-hop and martial arts group on the outskirts of Najaf. When asked why they are so dedicated to parkour, they replied: "We get more freedom for our persons. We say no to violence. Iraq is tired of violence."

This story Photos of the year: February first appeared on The Sydney Morning Herald.