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War Update: Facts on Baghdad

NPR's Robert Siegel and NPR's Michele Norris investigate Baghdad and compare it with similar-sized cities in the United States. The city has 5 million people and is very dry in summer, when temperatures climb above 100 degrees. The city has lost much of its ancient architecture but has a modern middle-class section. In good times, it's a great place to tour on foot.

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Prior to his retirement, Robert Siegel was the senior host of NPR's award-winning evening newsmagazine All Things Considered. With 40 years of experience working in radio news, Siegel hosted the country's most-listened-to, afternoon-drive-time news radio program and reported on stories and happenings all over the globe, and reported from a variety of locations across Europe, the Middle East, North Africa, and Asia. He signed off in his final broadcast of All Things Considered on January 5, 2018.
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