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The View from Baghdad's Mutanabi Street

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The View from Baghdad's Mutanabi Street

The View from Baghdad's Mutanabi Street

The View from Baghdad's Mutanabi Street

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Mutanabi Street in Baghdad, named after a legendary 10th-century poet, was once known for its lively exchange of ideas. Now it's mostly deserted, after an explosion hit a building at the street's entrance. Cafe patrons, poets and booksellers still debate, but now it's about the U.S. military occupation. NPR's Jacki Lyden reports.