National Geographic : 2003 Jun
FROM OUR ARCHIVES Flashback BAGHDAD Repeat Performance Faisal I came to Iraq's throne with on-the-job experience. As prince of Mecca, he helped lead the Arab revolt in World War I and was later proclaimed king of Syria-until the French forced him out in 1920. When uprisings in Iraq persuaded occupying British authorities to find an Arab ruler, Faisal got another chance to be in charge. The British installed him as Iraq's king in 1921, establishing a Hashemite monarchy in Baghdad that lasted until his grandson's assas sination in 1958. This photograph of Faisal and his pet leop ard was made in his palace courtyard in 1925. You can send this month's Flashback as an electronic greeting card and access the Flashback photo archives at nationalgeographic.com/ ngm/flashback/0306. NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC (ISSN0027-9358)ISPUBLISHED MONTHLY BYTHE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC SOCIETY, 114517THSTNW,WASHINGTON, DC20036-4688.$34.00AYEAR FORU.S .DEUVERY, $6.00PERSINGLECOPY(INCLUDES POSTAGE ANDHANDLING). PERIODICALS POSTAGE PAIDATWASHINGTON, DC,ANDATADDITIONAL MAILINGOFFICES. POSTMASTER: SENDADDRESS CHANGES TONATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC, POBOX63002,TAMPA, FL33663-3002.