Tense Holiday in Iraq The Muslim holy month of Ramadan began Friday, at the end of a week in which at least one U.S. soldier was killed every day. With intense fighting in the insurgent stronghold of Fallujah, some question what effect the holiday will have on peace efforts. NPR's Emily Harris reports.
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Holiday in Iraq Comes After a Spurt of Violence

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Holiday in Iraq Comes After a Spurt of Violence

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Holiday in Iraq Comes After a Spurt of Violence

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The Muslim holy month of Ramadan began Friday, at the end of a week in which at least one U.S. soldier was killed every day. With intense fighting in the insurgent stronghold of Fallujah, some question what effect the holiday will have on peace efforts. NPR's Emily Harris reports.

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