Ear Surgeries Seek to Heal Painful Saddam Legacy Among the legacies of Saddam Hussein's reign are the thousands of Iraqis with missing or mutilated ears. Slicing off an ear was standard punishment for army deserters. Now the new Iraqi government is footing the bill for ear replacement surgery. NPR's Emily Harris reports.
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Ear Surgeries Seek to Heal Painful Saddam Legacy

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Ear Surgeries Seek to Heal Painful Saddam Legacy

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Ear Surgeries Seek to Heal Painful Saddam Legacy

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Among the legacies of Saddam Hussein's reign are the thousands of Iraqis with missing or mutilated ears. Slicing off an ear was standard punishment for army deserters. Now the new Iraqi government is footing the bill for ear replacement surgery. NPR's Emily Harris reports.