As the sun rose over Minaret and Mosque in the city of Kerbela, Iraq. VISNEWS?
GV Lorries with youths on way to Kerbela.
BV Cars ditto.
LV Lorries towards on way.
LV Crowds converging on Kerbela.
SV Lorry past with youths.
LV Towards various parties with banners.
TV Ditto through street.
SV Contingent with banner through street.
Travel shot past crowd applauding.
SVCONTIN Contingent with banner through street.
LV Another and all applauding.
SV Another contingent dancing.
GV Pan Youths assembled at secondary school
SV Large picture of Major Gen. Abdul Karim Kassim pan down to speaker's stand.
TV Pan Youths assembled.
SCU Mohammed Abdul Jalil Al-Tayar addressing youths
STV Youths listening.
SV Doves released.
STV Youths look on.
STV More doves released.
SV Picture of Kassim - children dancing on balcony.
CU Picture of Kassim.
SV Girl in crowd shouting etc.
CU Sayid Aziz Shereef addresses youths.
SV Dove sign and children.
CU Dr. Mahdi Murtadha addresses youths.
tv Mass assembly of youths.
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Background: As the sun rose over Minaret and Mosque in the city of Kerbela, Iraq. VISNEWS filmed the gathering of thousands of Iraqi youth. Many had driven through the night from far flung village and town. Beneath banner portraits of President Kassim and the fluttering wings of released doves clawing their way to clear blue freedom, they stood on the hot sun listening to scathing attacks on members of the Baghdad Pact and ' enemies of the State....... this was an Iraqi Peace Supporters Celebration.
In conspicuous evidence was Picasso's famous 'Dove of Peace'. White clothed little children carried banners of this famous much maligned bird as they joined the procession through the streets of Kerbela after speeches finalised.
The polygot assembled consisted of delegations from all parts of Iraq. Kurdish tribesmen mixed with cultivated city dwellers. Though their tongues were many their thoughts were one ....PEACE.