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Footballers defy Iraqi insurgents

Six years after the US invasion of Iraq, American soldiers will pull out of the country's towns and cities.

There are still regular attacks in Baghdad, and there has been an upsurge in the past couple of weeks as the Americans prepare to leave the main urban areas.

But some things at least are starting to get back to normal.

The BBC has been hearing from one man who wouldn't miss his weekly game of football.


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