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A Mobile Propane Salesman in Baghdad

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A Mobile Propane Salesman in Baghdad

A Mobile Propane Salesman in Baghdad

A Mobile Propane Salesman in Baghdad

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A merchant's cart in Baghdad. Jen Banbury hide caption

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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.