At a pro-Independence rally, this woman says the referendum is the best thing that has happened in her life, in Irbil, Iraqi Kurdistan, Sept. 25, 2017. (H. Murdock/VOA)
An Iraqi Kurdish man shows his ink-stained finger after voting in the Kurdish independence referendum in Arbil, the capital of the autonomous Kurdish region of northern Iraq.
A woman receive a voting bill at a polling station as Kurds vote for independence in the disputed city of Kirkuk, Sept. 25, 2017. Iraq's Kurdish region vote in a referendum on whether to secede from Iraq.
A Kurdish woman takes a selfie to show support for the upcoming September 25th independence referendum in Erbil, Iraq Sept. 22, 2017.