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Breakfast Thursday, 24 April, 2003, 13:16 GMT 14:16 UK
Life after the war
Breakfast's Graham Satchell in Baghdad
A series of special Breakfast reports
With the war in Iraq now over, attention is focused on re-building the country as life slowly gets back to normal.

But how easy is it to re-build a country which has suffered four decades of brutal dictatorship?

  • Breakfast's Graham Satchell is in Baghdad for a special series of films on the re-birth of Iraq.


  • Life in Baghdad (Thursday April 24)

    Baker
    This bakery is one of few businesses still working
    In the first of his reports, Graham found that the power is back on in some parts of Baghdad, but little else is working.

    There are huge queues of men seeking work - and some people wish Saddam had never been toppled



  • The Deserter's Story (Friday April 25)
    Sammi refused to fight for Sadddam

    Sammi Mohammed was a soldier with Saddam's elite Republican Guard. But, when the time came to fight, he and many of his comrades simply melted away.

    Sammi's father and brother were both imprisoned by Saddam: "I gave my father and my brother for Saddam, why me and why my family? We would have been in the streets."



  • Saddam's Birthday (Monday 28 April)
    Saddam's Birthday
    People were forced to celebrate Saddam's birthday

    In the past, the 28th of April was a big day in Iraq as the population was made to mark Saddam Hussein's birthday.

    This year there is heightened security in Baghdad and concern among some living there that Saddam's followers may attack the city.



  • The Cradle of Civilisation (Tuesday 29 April)
    Babylon
    The birthplace of agriculture, the alphabet and astronomy

    The war in Iraq and the mass looting that followed has left the country bereft of some of its greatest treasures.

    Representatives from several of the world's finest museums meet in London today to see what they can to do help. As Breakfast's Graham Satchell reports, the museums and ancient sites of Iraq are looking forward to a brighter future after Saddam.



  • Fire-fighters of Baghdad (Wedndesday April 30)

    For many people in Iraq, the weeks since Saddam Hussein's fall have failed to bring a return to normal life. In the capital, most of the essential services are still practically non existent.

    But one vital group has kept working throughout the bombing, the street battles, and the anarchy that followed: they're the fire-fighters of Baghdad.


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