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In Baghdad, Iraqis embrace return to normalcy, with eye on its fragility

Scott Peterson writes for The Christian Science Monitor:

In Baghdad the differences are striking: Blast walls are coming down, malls are going up, and streets are reopening. But as Iraq's capital sheds the visual reminders of war's long, painful grip, is it enough to just wish peace into existence? Baghdad isn't letting its guard down completely, but the fatigue with fighting and yearning for normalcy are changing the face of the city.

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