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Iraqi Tea House a Safe Haven for Intellectuals

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Iraqi Tea House a Safe Haven for Intellectuals

Iraqi Tea House a Safe Haven for Intellectuals

Iraqi Tea House a Safe Haven for Intellectuals

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NPR's Guy Raz in Baghdad reports on one of the Iraqi capital's oldest and most famous tea houses. Artists and educators gather each day at the Al-Zahawi tea house. Under Saddam Hussein's rule, they only talked politics in whispers.