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Baghdadophobia--and how to know you've got it
Jeff Severns Guntzel, Electronic Iraq (Nov 5, 2008)
"Here's an interesting new disorder for medical science to investigate," writes an Iraqi employee of the BBC, "Baghdadophobia - an Iraqi's fear of his own capital city." GO

Iraq in the News: More bombings and what if the securty pact fails?
Jeff Severns Guntzel, Electronic Iraq (Nov 4, 2008)
Some of the day's Iraq stories you may have missed. GO

A snapshot of Fallujah: Still wrecked, still angry
Jeff Severns Guntzel, Electronic Iraq (Nov 3, 2008)
Not surprisingly, there are still hard feelings towards the United States in Fallujah. Jay Deshmukh, a reporter for AFP, visited the town and writes of a shop owner named Abdullah. GO

Iraq in the News: Bombings, budget cuts, and an occupation in search of a mandate
Jeff Severns Guntzel, Electronic Iraq (Nov 3, 2008)
Some of the day's Iraq stories you may have missed.
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Photo of the Day: Mohammad and Teba on Haifa Street
Jeff Severns Guntzel, Electronic Iraq (Oct 22, 2008)
Photographer Max Becherer's Haifa Street portrait over at the New York Times Baghdad Bureau blog is accompanied by a reflection on a country and conflict he has covered for years.
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Photo of the Day: Childhood cut short in Baghdad
Jeff Severns Guntzel, Electronic Iraq (Oct 20, 2008)
The captions to the photo essay that accompanies the recent Los Angeles Times piece on childhood in Sadr City are snapshots enough. View Raheem Salman's powerful photos, sure. But don't miss the story the captions tell.
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"They work from dawn until after the moon is high. They are children in size only."
Jeff Severns Guntzel, Electronic Iraq (Oct 20, 2008)
"Bloodshed and years of unrest are harsh teachers, especially in Sadr City, where 30% of children have quit school, according to a Baghdad human resources office. That estimate is probably low. A United Nations report found that 94% of boys in Iraq attend elementary school, but that drops to 44% by high school. For girls, 81% start elementary school; 31% go on to high school." GO

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