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'Human Shields' Position Themselves in Iraq

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'Human Shields' Position Themselves in Iraq

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'Human Shields' Position Themselves in Iraq

'Human Shields' Position Themselves in Iraq

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It's estimated that hundreds of volunteer "human shields" are in Baghdad from the United States and elsewhere. They're placing themselves at installations in an effort to prevent U.S. bombing. NPR's Melissa Block talks to volunteer human shield Ken Nichols O'Keefe, and to Paul Eliopolous, an American who became an involuntary shield when arrested by Iraqis in Kuwait in 1990.

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