In Iraq we live without contiuous electricity power supply since 1991. That means that all the Iraqi students must have sometimes studied at night on the light of candles. Iraqis had been known since long time as good readers. It was sayed that Cairo reads, Beirut publishs, and Baghdad reads. Since years and Iraqies read at night with the candles' light.
That was my picture reading a newspaper at night with the light of a candle. These day the national electricity supply is only about 8 hours a day. The rest of the time we take elecricity froma local electricity generator for which we pay about 4 US Dollars for the one Ampear.
This is the picture of our local elecricity generator. It makes a lot of noise and waste products but we love it and can not live without it especially in the hot summer nights.