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Eddie Mair | 16:42 UK time, Monday, 28 September 2009

Some images and words to illustrate the report about the Iraq drought on PM this evening, and the squatter camp that featured in Broadcasting House yesterday.

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"Sarieh and Idris Alaa Ad-din, date farmers, Baghdad.


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Idris and Sarieh picking mint


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Filming at the date farm (we're all multi-media now)


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Fishing boat on the Tigris river


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Zuhair Hassan Ahmed, national centre for water management.


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Preparing to cook the molokhieh (Jews's mallow), a gift from Sarieh and Idris. They grow it alongside the mint and the dates.


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Informal settlement, south Baghdad. Hundreds of people, dozens of children. Shacks. No school. A few water taps. No electricity. No food rations - Iraqis with fixed addresses still get ration cards that entitle them to 9 kilos of flour per person per month, 3 kilos of rice, 2.25 kilos of sugar and a litre of cooking oil.


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"We're poor. We have nowhere to live"


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"We can't sleep at night because of the mosquitoes"


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Ghazi Jalil and his wife Zainab, and his son Hussein, aged 12. His mum died. Zainab is is aunt.

"What do you do for a living, Ghazi?" I asked.

"I am a beggar.""

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