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Five years ago...

Eddie Mair | 11:35 UK time, Wednesday, 24 December 2008

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...in the chaotic aftermath of the Iraq war, we reported on a boy band who'd once had to sing a special birthday tribute to Saddam Hussein. They were relieved that he'd been ousted, a little worried by the rise of religious militants, but determined that -- with Saddam gone - nothing would stand in their way ... that they wouldn't be silenced. They have been -- at least in their own country. But, like so many other Iraqis, they're now living in exile .... and are singing on. Our correspondent Caroline Hawley met up with band again to see how they're faring. You can hear her report in tonight's PM, and in more detail in Crossing Continents tomorrow morning at 11 o'clock.

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You can see them in action HERE.

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