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Village Seeks Services, Voice in New Iraq

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Village Seeks Services, Voice in New Iraq

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Village Seeks Services, Voice in New Iraq

Village Seeks Services, Voice in New Iraq

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Al Maahfat is a quiet Shiite Iraqi village largely ignored by Saddam Hussein during his reign. Still lacking basic services such as electricity and running water, villagers now say they are being neglected by the forces that seek to build a new Iraq. NPR's Anne Garrels reports.

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