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‘‘Life always has been hard, and we always have been poor,’’ said Sheik Humaid Sagban, who has led his clan in Buaraif, Iraq, for nearly 4½ decades.
‘‘Life always has been hard, and we always have been poor,’’ said Sheik Humaid Sagban, who has led his clan in Buaraif, Iraq, for nearly 4½ decades. (Globe Staff Photo / Thanassis Cambanis) Globe Staff Photo / Thanassis Cambanis
Iraq: Two years after

Transformation bypasses heartland

Rural clan still making same sacrifices in village time forgot

By Thanassis Cambanis
Globe Staff / March 21, 2005

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Second of two parts BUARAIF, Iraq -- Regimes come and go, but decades of political revolutions in Iraq have hardly changed a thing for the destitute tribesmen who cultivate wheat and dates here on the east bank of the Euphrates. (Full article: 1794 words)

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