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28 minutes
First broadcast:
Thursday 07 July 2011

Extraordinary personal stories from around the world.

Today, the US marine whose job was to collect the bodies of soldiers in Iraq, how a camera changed the life of a young South African, and the writer who traded in his home in London to move into hotels.



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