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  Children of Iraq
These girls live in an orphanage in Baghdad with about 70 other kids
1/12 These girls live in an orphanage in Baghdad with about 70 other kids
Luckily the orphanage wasn't damaged. But it's very close to Saddam's palaces which were heavily bombed
2/12 Luckily the orphanage wasn't damaged. But it's very close to Saddam's palaces which were heavily bombed
But the orphanage didn't have a bomb shelter so during bombing raids the girls had to huddle together in the hallways
3/12 But the orphanage didn't have a bomb shelter so during air raids the girls had to huddle together in the hallways
US troops sit in tanks close to the orphanage
4/12 US troops sit in tanks close to the orphanage
Some Iraqi kids play with the US troops
5/12 Some Iraqi kids play with the US troops
Lots of Iraqi kids told Laura they had been scared of Saddam Hussein and felt safe with tanks close by
6/12 Lots of Iraqi kids told Laura they had been scared of Saddam Hussein and felt safe with tanks close by
Five or six tanks also surrounded the hotel where Laura and the Newsround team stayed
7/12 Five or six tanks also surrounded the hotel where Laura and the Newsround team stayed
This is because lots of people from the US and the UK stay there and there had been threats made to harm the building
8/12 This is because lots of people from the US and the UK stay there and there had been threats made to harm the building
Newsround also went to see this school in central Baghdad
9/12 Newsround also went to see this school in central Baghdad
Although during the bombing children didn't go to school, these boys have been back in class for about two months now
10/12 Although during the bombing children didn't go to school, these boys have been back in class for about two months now
Karam, 13, says he loves footie and says Beckham is his hero
11/12 Karam, 13, says he loves footie and says Beckham is his hero
Fadi, 13, told Laura he wanted to study hard and become a doctor when he's older
12/12 Fadi, 13, told Laura he wanted to study hard and become a doctor when he's older

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