(BAGHDAD) The international community banded together during the past month to open an international community center in downtown Baghdad, designed to function as a safe space and creative outlet for the troubled Middle East section of Earth. The center was opened yesterday afternoon, with members of the international community on hand to celebrate the event.
“With this center, citizens in Iraq and nearby countries will have a special place for parties, talent shows, concerts, arts and crafts, bake sales, you name it,” U.S. President Barack Obama said as he cut the ribbon with a pair of novelty scissors. “It’s time for our community to come together, and what better way than this 20,000 square foot space which includes a stage and a kitchen off to the side.”
The first event scheduled will be a puppet show on August 3. Obama added that two sets of basketball courts would be installed behind the center, for use 24 hours a day.