Hundreds of young Kurds on the way to the Iranian border
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Kurdish smugglers risk life to enter Iran from Iraq

11 November 2011 Last updated at 08:12 GMT

Everyday, hundreds of young Kurds living in northern Iraq cross the border into Iran.

For a few dollars a day, they risk their lives to smuggle alcohol and cigarettes.

But they often come under fire from border guards and Iranians shoot their horses as a punishment.

BBC Persian's Jiya Gol reports from Iraqi Kurdistan.