A Mobile Propane Salesman in Baghdad

A merchant's cart in Baghdad.

hide captionA merchant's cart in Baghdad.

Jen Banbury

Listener Jen Banbury takes us back to several years ago when she lived in Baghdad as an independent journalist.

She plays a sound that makes her sad and symbolizes the ease with which Westerners could travel the city at that time.

It's the sound of a roving merchant, who banged a beat on propane tanks to alert customers of his presence.

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