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Bound to Iraq, Kurds eye options

For all the framed bucolic scenes and portraits of stern patriarchs, what dominates Abdulkader Shkak’s main-street office in this bustling southern capital of Kurdish Iraq are larger-than-life photos of fluffy yellow chicks. Selling chicks – and the fans and feeders that accompany them – is what Mr. Shkak does for a living. And by all accounts, business is booming. “Before the war we sold 25,000 chicks a day, but now it’s something closer to 50,000,” says Shkak. “People have more money.” Full Story

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