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At Tokyo Conference, Iraq Calls for Aid

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At Tokyo Conference, Iraq Calls for Aid

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At Tokyo Conference, Iraq Calls for Aid

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Iraq Deputy Prime Minister Barham Saleh, right, speaks at an Iraq donors meeting in Tokyo.

Iraq Deputy Prime Minister Barham Saleh, right, speaks at an Iraq donors meeting in Tokyo, Oct. 13, 2004. Reuters hide caption

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Representatives from 50 countries gather in Tokyo for the Iraq Donor Conference. The meeting follows one held in May 2004 at which donor nations pledged nearly $14 billion for the reconstruction effort. So far, only a small portion of that money has been provided. Hear NPR's Steve Inskeep and NPR's Rob Gifford.

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