Hesham Abdul Ghani and his wife, Oras Touma, came to Michigan to escape religious persecution. Jacki Lyden/NPR hide caption

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Iraqi Refugees Struggle For Peace In America

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Iraqi Journalist Reflects On 8 Years Of War

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Iraqi Interpreters Hope Visas Come Before Militants

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As many as 5,000 private security contractors will be protecting U.S. diplomats in Iraq. The U.S. Embassy compound (above) and several consulates will have about 15,000 workers, making it the largest diplomatic operation abroad. Lucas Jackson/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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No U.S. Troops, But An Army Of Contractors In Iraq

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How Iraq, Afghanistan Have Changed The Military

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After delivering mass, Monsignor Pius Kasha poses with security officials who are guarding the Syriac Catholic church in the Mansour neighborhood in Baghdad. Sean Carberry/NPR hide caption

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Fears Renewed In Iraq With Wave Of Violence

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Violent Explosions Rock Baghdad

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Iraqi security forces inspect a crater caused by a car bomb attack in the neighborhood of Karrada in Baghdad earlier today (Dec. 22, 2011). It was one in a wave of such bombings in the Iraqi capital today. Hadi Mizban/AP hide caption

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Wave Of Deadly Explosions Hit Iraqi Capital

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Iraqi security forces gathered at the site of a car bomb blast, one of more than a dozen seemingly coordinated explosions across Baghdad on Thursday. Hadi Mizban/AP hide caption

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Arrest Warrant Issue For Iraq's Vice President

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Post-9/11 Vets Face Special Employment Challenges

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What Lessons Should Americans Draw From Iraq War?

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Former Child Soldier In Sudan Helps U.S. Exit Iraq

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