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Iraq election: Views from Baghdad

Ahead of parliamentary elections in Iraq on 7 March, the BBC went to meet three Baghdad residents to find out how their lives have changed in the past tumultuous years since Saddam Hussein was removed from power - and how they think the election will impact on their communities.

THE TAILOR

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Iraqi tailor: 'Business was good under Saddam'

Gabriel Gatehouse spoke to Baghdad tailor Abbas al-Azzawi, who has been providing suits to the city's gentlemen for over 40 years.

THE YOUNG TENNIS PLAYER

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Iraqi tennis player: 'I have the same dream'

Rob Walker spoke to Zeinab Khadum Allwan, a 19-year-old tennis player from Baghdad who dreams of becoming a world champion.

Zainab lost her legs in a rocket attack which also killed her sister and sister-in-law.

THE NEWSPAPER SELLER

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Iraqi newspaper seller: 'God knows who will win'

Jim Muir met Baghdad newspaper seller Walid Aref, who told him about his typical day. He says business is good at the moment, although there have been hard times.



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