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The story: Global attention is on Iraq as Pope Francis is set to begin his historic three-day visit on March 5. As the arrival date approaches, Iraqi authorities are scrambling to make the necessary preparations and even repair ailing infrastructure. This comes amid harsh public criticism over the government’s long-standing negligence in providing basic services.
The coverage: Perhaps the most dramatic of the preparations is seen in the new appearance of the ancient city of Ur, which has been illuminated for the occasion...
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