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Last Updated - Friday, January 30, 2004, 1:00 PM
Inside Iraq Water and life slowly return to the vast wetlands of Iraq
Over the past half-century, most of the Marsh Arabs were uprooted as the Iraqi government drained and diked nearly 90 percent of the marshland in what international observers rank as a human tragedy and environmental disaster of global importance.

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Learn more about the Seattle Times reporter and photographer that were in Iraq.
Iraq map Where they were...
Reporter Hal Bernton and photographer Thomas James Hurst have returned from spending a month in Iraq.

· Timeline
Former Seattle man says he'll stay
Grim struggle to save lives inside ragged Baghdad ER
Amid Baghdad's gridlock, auto dealer is on easy street
Tension tests Stryker troops
  more stories...
Thomas James Hurst's photos come from the cities of Balad and Ad Dujayl, both located north of Baghdad.

· Baghdad ER, Jan. 18, 2004
· Stryker Unit, Jan. 12, 2004
· Ad Dujayl, Jan. 4, 2004
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After a month in Iraq, reporter Hal Bernton returned to Seattle and answered questions in a live Q & A.
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"Iím learning about bureaucracy in post-war Iraq. People work but perhaps not as hard as they once did. At least not at the Ministry of Health."
— Hal Bernton
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