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British commandos at Umm Qasr's port take cover from the rain. The port is a crucial transfer point for humanitarian supplies intended for Iraq's civilians. (Lucian Perkins -- The Washington Post)
Winning Hearts and Minds by Hiring Them
UMM QASR, Iraq, March 30 -- People here are thirsty. For water, for work -- and maybe even for friendship with the invaders.

Port in a Storm 
UMM QASR, Iraq, March 26 -- The military focus in Umm Qasr has rapidly shifted from killing people to loving them. - By Richard Leiby

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