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NNN: Urbanization, Unemployment, Low Benefits Push Iraqis into Petty Trading
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Nasiriya News Net (NNN) features a photo gallery and brief comments in Arabic, penned by its correspondent Alaa al-Tani, presenting the difficult situation of street vendors in the southern Iraqi city of Nasiriya.

NNN writes that the conditions faced by petty traders in Nasiriya stem from decades of economic difficulties in Iraq, and...

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Slogger's Exclusive Photos Capture Situation in Notorious Baghdad District
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Snapped earlier this week, these exclusive photos capture scenes from the Dora neighborhood in southern Baghdad. Until recently, Dora was known as a militant stronghold, a dangerous no-go area under the control of Sunni extremists.

The first set of photos below shows a major market in Dora. Local sources explain that this market just...

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Children play with toy guns on the second day of the Eid al-Adha festivities in the al-Khullani neighbourood, central Baghdad, 20 December 2007.
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Children play with toy guns on the second day of the Eid al-Adha festivities in the al-Khullani neighbourood, central Baghdad, 20 December 2007.
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