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Pictures from Hugh in Iraq

Sequin | 09:52 UK time, Wednesday, 25 March 2009

Hugh Sykes has been reporting from Baghdad quite a lot recently, over the sixth annniversary of the start of the Iraq War in 2003. Here are some pictures from him which allow us a glimpse at what it's like there now.

Read the paper hopefully, but don't put your gun away.
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Checkpoints still rule.
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Blastwalls still dominate.
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"We have to get out. The children have forgotten how to play": Mohammed, with his son Ali.
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"Take our picture mister!"
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Farand Nashat, trumpet student.
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Farand with his mother Bushra.
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This is their neighbourhood.
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Tourists in Iraq: Bridget Jones (aged 77, an archaeologist from London) and Geoff Moore (a retired subpostmaster from Otterburn.He's 75.)
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Playing soldiers.
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