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Iraq's Marsh Arabs

Iraq's southern marshlands -- drained by Saddam Hussein, who thought it was a refuge for many of his enemies -- were given a lifeline when the U.S. invaded in 2003. But drought, pollution and disputes with Iraq's neighbors are once again threatening the future of marshland communities.

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Surviving, but Hardly Thriving
Article | CHIBAISH, Iraq -- Water has begun flowing again through southern Iraq's fabled marshes, a vast reservoir in this arid region that had all but vanished by the time the U.S.-led invasion in 2003 gave it a lifeline.

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