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CBI denies issuing banknotes featuring architect Zaha Hadid

Baghdad (IraqiNews.com) – The Central Bank of Iraq (CBI) denied on Sunday issuing a new 100,000 Iraqi dinar bill featuring Iraqi architect Zaha Hadid.

The CBI said in a statement that a photo of a new 100,000 Iraqi dinar banknote that went viral on the internet is a fake photo showing renowned Iraqi architect Zaha Hadid, the Iraqi News Agency (INA) reported.

The CBI emphasized that it does not have plans to issue a fresh currency and that it will take legal action against anyone who violates the law and encourages the use of this counterfeit currency.

A photo of a fake 100,000 Iraqi dinar banknote that went viral on the internet.

It was discovered later that the banknote photo is part of a student project at the Institute of Fine Arts in Mosul, according to BNE IntelliNews.

Hadid is a well-known personality in late 20th- and early 21st-century architecture. She is an Iraqi-British architect, artist, and designer.

Hadid, who was born in Baghdad, attended the Architectural Association School of Architecture in 1972 after completing her undergraduate studies in mathematics.

The Iraqi architect designed well-known structures in Saudi Arabia, the UAE, Iran, and Azerbaijan. She was hired in 2010 to design the new building of Iraq’s Central Bank.

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