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The Perils of Delivering Pizza in Baghdad

From bombs to angry drivers, delivering pizza in Baghdad is a challenge. 

According to ABC News, Hassan Khudier weaves through the bumper-to-bumper traffic on his motorbike.

"Angry drivers are among the lesser worries when you're a delivery guy in Baghdad," ABC News said. "As he rushes pizza and shwarma sandwiches to waiting customers, the 22-year-old Khudier has to deal with the Iraqi capital's countless security checkpoints and the risk of being in the wrong place at the wrong time in a city where car bombings and suicide blasts take place nearly daily. "Motorcycles, which have been used in past bombings, are prohibited from crossing bridges and approaching government buildings. They are also banned from the streets on major holidays to prevent bombings of places of worship. Security has been especially tight in recent months since the Islamic State militant group seized nearly a third of the country.​"

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