Women in the Peshmerga, the national military force for the Kurdistan Regional Government in northern Iraq, undergo drill instruction on their base in Sulaymaniyah.
Female Peshmerga load rifle magazines.
Women in the Peshmerga train at the base in Sulaymaniyah.
Women gather to eat yaprax, a traditional Kurdish dish.
Two female Peshmerga pray during the afternoon.
A female Peshmerga wears a badge depicting Iraqi President Jalal Talabani, who is Kurdish.
A female Peshmerga prays near water tanks at the base in Sulaymaniyah.
Peshmerga women travel through their base in the back of a pickup truck. The bond between the women is clearly strong, and gestures of affection are frequent.
Female Peshmerga train by conducting a mock assault at their base.