A Brighter Future for Baghdad? Optimism Grows in Iraq as Daily Life Improves

There is an unexpected air of normalcy prevailing in Baghdad these days, with consumption flourishing and confidence in the government growing. The progress is astonishing, but can it last?
Baghdad residents celebrating their national team's victory over China in World Cup 2010 qualifying. The streets of the nation's capital are slowly becoming safer.

Baghdad residents celebrating their national team's victory over China in World Cup 2010 qualifying. The streets of the nation's capital are slowly becoming safer.

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