Iraqis buy ice blocks at a factory in Sadr City, east of the capital Baghdad, on July 2, 2021, amid power outages and soaring temperatures. – Anger has mounted among Iraq’s 40-million population, with corrupt politicians at the centre of a blame game for its poor services and dilapidated infrastructure. Four southern provinces have been without electricity since June 29, including Basra — home to Iraq’s main port — and sizzling temperatures have been compounded by high levels of humidity. (Photo by AHMAD AL-RUBAYE / AFP) (Photo by AHMAD AL-RUBAYE/AFP via Getty Images)