Deborah Amos Deborah Amos covers the Middle East for NPR News. Her reports can be heard on NPR's award-winning Morning Edition, All Things Considered and Weekend Edition.

An Iraqi man holds a sign reading "Baghdad will not be Kandahar" in Arabic as he takes part in a Dec. 3 protest in Baghdad organized by poets and intellectuals against the closure of nightclubs and a ban on alcohol sales. Ahmad Al-Rubaye/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Secularists, Islamists Clash In Iraqi Culture War

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Syrian Youth Unprepared For Market-Driven Economy

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Kyrgyz City Osh Rocked By Ethnic Violence

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Uzbeks Flee Ethnic Rioting In Kyrgyzstan

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Iranian Agents Track Dissidents Who Fled To Turkey

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Workers Polish Cairo Ahead Of Obama's Visit

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New Violence in Lebanon Resembles Civil War Days

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Yankees' Torre Rejects Pay Cut, Short Contract

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Panel: Gore Offered Ways to Curb Climate Change

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Cubans Skeptical About Possibility of Change

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President Cites Progress, Setbacks in Iraq

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Recording a Song a Day, Every Day

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Iraq Study Group Delivers Report to the President

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White House Distracted by Foley Scandal

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