Keywords:Ezidi, Iraq, Iraqi, Kurdistan, Lalish, Leutheuser, Rob Leutheuser, Robert Leutheuser, Yazidi, Yezidi, Yezidi, northern Iraq
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Sheikh Mirza - Lalish, northern Iraq (2008)
Sheikh Mirza is the mejewar (Keeper) at the Khatuna Fakhran shrine at Lalish. Although less common these days, his sweeping mustache is an iconic symbol for the Yezidis. An older Yezidi in Syria with an equally impressive mustache told me that such mustaches "are better to keep secrets."