Just off Baghdad's massive Tahrir Square is a tiny shrine to Iraq's protest movement, a make-shift symbol for change in the face of a fierce government crackdown that has left at least 339 demonstrators dead since anti-government protests erupted back in October.
Most of the victims were unarmed protesters shot dead by security forces, after accussing the country's leaders of corruption and wasting Iraq's precious oil resources.
Now, the walls of a once abandoned public bathroom are covered in a mosaic of thousands of post-it notes in tribute to those victims -- what demonstrators call the "Wall of Wishes."
(SOUNDBITE) (Arabic) WRITER, SATTAR JUDEH, SAYING:
"We formed a team with a group of youth and we worked with the spirit of one team as active as bees in a beehive, and we made that achievement. It was the activity that the people liked the most and interacted with the most, the Wall of Wishes."
The idea for the wall took shape last month when protesters decided to find a spot where everyone could share their wishes for a better Iraq.
The notes express all kinds of hopes for the future.
One note simply says, "We want the goverment to change."
In another note, a young man says he wants to finish college.
(SOUNDBITE) (Arabic) PROTESTER AND STUDENT, FATIMA AWAD, SAYING:
"Before, we did not have a future, and no one would protest because everyone was scared. Now, we're all gathered at Tahrir Square."
The activists who set up the wall say they now plan to compile the wishes in a book.