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Braving Iraq

Season 29 Episode 3 | 53m 10s

In the 1990s, the Mesopotamian Marshes were virtually destroyed by Saddam Hussein, but Azzam Alwash is making an extraordinary effort to return life to the green paradise he remembers from his childhood.

Aired: 11/05/10 | Expires: 12/14/15
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