Baghdad International Airport - Window on Iraq

A recent bombing in the Iraqi city of Tikrit, which killed at least 45 people, was a reminder - if one were needed - that Iraq remains an unstable and dangerous place. But amid the almost daily violence, there are signs of improvement.

For Assignment, the BBC's Gabriel Gatehouse has been taking the national temperature at Baghdad International Airport.

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Sat 22 Jan 2011 06:05 GMT

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