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Iraq’s vast marshes, reborn after Saddam, are in peril again

In this Sept. 11, 2017 photo, a fisherman paddles through Iraq’s southern marshes at dawn in Chabaish, Iraq. The wetlands are the largest in the Middle East and after surviving bombings and draining at the hands of former leader Saddam Hussein, the fragile ecosystem is imperiled again, by government mismanagement and new upstream projects. (AP Photo/Susannah George)


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