Duzkhurmato is a small Kurdish town by the road from Kirkuk to Bagdad. It lies about 70 km south from Kirkuk.
All the traffic from Turkey to Bagdad goes via this road, there are many lorries. South from Kirkuk they drive only at daytime. There are many foreign lorries, most of them from Turkey. This one of the German low price super market Aldi was the most surprising one.
In places like Duzkhurmato tourists do not stop the car for photographing, you just take pictures from a moving car and maybe one picture out of ten is quite OK. For example this one is tolerable:
If you are lucky maybe your driver is decreasing the speech. I also learned that it is good to wash the car window. There is not much more to do for the sake of photographing in Kurdish countryside, which is under the Bagdad rule.
Television news show Iraq only as a battlefront and bombing field. However, the everyday life looks normal in many places. The high way restaurants near Duzkhurmato look quite the same than the ones in German Autobahns and the highway from London to Scotland. Unfortunately, I do not have better pictures.