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In Iraq, Herding Water Buffalo Is Once Again A Growing Industry

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Rana Sulaiman Halo (center), performs with a traditional daf drum with the Ashti (Peace) Choir. Emily Garthwaite/INSTITUTE for NPR hide caption

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'We Will Never Break': In Iraq, A Yazidi Women's Choir Keeps Ancient Music Alive

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Pope Francis Concludes 1st Papal Visit To Iraq With Mass In Erbil

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Ain al-Asad military airbase, shown here earlier this year, was hit in a rocket attack, the Pentagon said Wednesday. Ayman Henna /AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Visitors with the Bil Weekend tourism company take photographs inside the ruins of the ancient city of Babylon, in the area around the Ishtar gate. The animal on the walls ins a dragon-like creature associated with the Babylonian god Marduk. Alice Fordham for NPR hide caption

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'It Was Like Magic': Iraqis Visit Babylon And Other Heritage Sites For 1st Time

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An Iraqi policeman walks by a mural depicting Pope Francis on the outer walls of Our Lady of Salvation Church in Baghdad on Monday. Pope Francis' visit from March 5 to 8 will include trips to Baghdad, the city of Mosul and a meeting with the country's top Shiite cleric Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani. Ahmad al-Rubaye/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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Pope Plans Historic Visit To Iraq As Its Christian Populations Dwindle

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Pope Francis Hopes To Visit Iraq Next Month, Pandemic Permitting

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People inspect the area where one of the fired rockets was hit at Bahtiyari neighborhood on Monday in Erbil, Iraq. Yunus Keles/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images hide caption

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"Now, because of the rise of the dollar and the pensions people aren't receiving, there are two classes of people," says Saad Salman, the owner of a Baghdad sweet shop. "A poor class and a rich class." Alice Fordham/NPR hide caption

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In Iraq's 'Dire' Economy, Poverty Is Rising — And So Are Fears Of Instability

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Iraqis Forced To Cope With Country's Economic Hard Times

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More Than 30 Dead And Dozens Wounded After Double Suicide Attack In Iraq's Capital

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People and security forces gather at the site of deadly bomb attacks Thursday in a Baghdad market. The rare suicide bombings killed and wounded dozens of civilians. Hadi Mizban/AP hide caption

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Twin Suicide Bombings In Baghdad Market Kill At Least 32, Wound Over 100

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Syrians Face Bread Shortages As Regime Struggles With Economic Difficulties

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COVID-19 Reaches Lebanon's Overcrowded Palestinian Refugee Camps

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