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Iraqis Building Makeshift Roadblocks

They’re set up on roads all around the Iraqi capital, sometimes rusty car skeletons, washing machines or home appliances piled together, sometimes piles of garbage or dirt. Often a gunman or two keeps watch for any strangers. Desperate to protect their homes from sectarian violence, Baghdad’s residents have turned to makeshift roadblocks. In some areas, the majority of streets are blocked off or protected by homemade barriers that slow traffic. Full Story

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