Iraqi teachers and civil servants protest on October 7, 2015 in Sulaimaniyah, in Iraq's Kurdistan region, as they have not been paid for three months while Kurdistan and the rest of Iraq struggles to face the huge budget crunch caused by the cost of battling the Islamic State group and low oil prices. Thousands of civil servants were on strike in several sectors, with the exception of security personnel, health workers and employees in other key institutions. AFP PHOTO / SHWAN MOHAMMED        (Photo credit should read SHWAN MOHAMMED/AFP/Getty Images)