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The Cellist of Baghdad

Iraqi cellist Karim Wasfi has performed at the site of a car bomb in Baghdad which killed several people this week. He wanted to express his defiance at the violence devastating his country. Pictures and videos of his impromptu performance have gone viral on the internet. He has been explaining to Nkem Ifejika why he decided to do this.

(Picture: Karim Wasfi playing at the site of a car bomb in Baghdad and performing with the Iraqi National Symphony Orchestra Credit: Karim Wasfi / Getty Images)

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