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NATURE | Braving Iraq | Remembering the Marshes | PBS

Duration: 02:54
Program: Nature #2803
Broadcast Date: Nov. 7, 2010

Engineer Azzam Alwash recalls his childhood memories of the Mesopotamian marshes, and his feelings upon his return to Iraq when the area had been reduced to an empty desert.

Braving Iraq unravels the tale of what was one of the richest and most important wetlands in the world -- from its virtual destruction by a ruthless dictator to its exciting, new prospects for a miraculous recovery.

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Post Date: October 30, 2010