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Times Square Billboard Counts Iraq Costs

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Times Square Billboard Counts Iraq Costs

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Times Square Billboard Counts Iraq Costs

Times Square Billboard Counts Iraq Costs

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The billboard in Times Square displays the estimated cost of the Iraq war. Project Billboard hide caption

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Above Times Square in New York a billboard appears with just four words: "Cost of Iraq War." Below there is a rapidly increasing 12-digit number. The billboard is meant to provoke discussions about the economic impact of the war, though some are scrutinizing the number itself. NPR's Robert Smith reports.