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Iraq Struggles to Meet Electricity Needs

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Iraq Struggles to Meet Electricity Needs

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Iraq Struggles to Meet Electricity Needs

Iraq Struggles to Meet Electricity Needs

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Iraq's power system is struggling to meet the demand for electrical power ahead of summer, when temperatures can surpass 100 degrees.

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Correction April 14, 2005

Temperatures in Iraq do not reach 140 degrees in summer, as reported. The highest temperature ever recorded anywhere is 136. Baghdad in the middle of summer averages 110.

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