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    Pride of Baghdad – Freedom at any cost? Pride of Baghdad is a short graphic novel written by Brian K. Vaughn. In the spring of 2003, a pride of lions escaped from the Baghdad zoo during an American bombing raid. The Pride of Baghdad story revolves around four lions in a struggle for their lives that are lost and confused roaming the destroyed streets of Baghdad. Vaughn’s Pride of Baghdad uses unique symbolism by representing the Iraqi society during the war in each animal’s character. He uses animals

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    Live theatre has been an important method of entertainment, self-expression and storytelling for centuries and still plays an important part in modern society for the same reasons however not all performances will successfully entertain, express or tell their story. The first and one of the most vital features of a successful show is the performances of the actors. To assess the performance of an actor there are many aspects that one must consider, I believe the most important to be vocalisation

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    During the summer, I have read Black Dog of Fate by Peter Balakian and Baghdad Without A Map and other misadventures in Arabia by Tony Horwitz. These stories are different from each other content wise, however they both show how the authors encountered their heritage. For both Balakian and Horwitz, getting accustomed to their culture was a growing process. In the beginning of their stories they were seeing things through an American point of view, not knowing beyond what the newspapers and media

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    Sniper in Baghdad

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    Keegan just finished his 3 week training in Hell. He also just finished his sniper training with his best friend/spotter, Henry Merrick. They are about to embark on a tremendous operation in Baghdad to kill a Commander that runs the Taliban. In the summer of 2004 near Ramadi about 200 miles from the city of Baghdad, Keegan and Merrick sit at the base wishing they could get their chance to show the Green Berets why they trained so hard. Just as they wished, Operation Blackbox was their new mission.

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    Library

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    BAGHDAD, Iraq (CNN) -- Two explosions rocked western Baghdad's al-Shu'lah neighborhood near a Shiite Muslim mosque on Sunday, killing at least 15 people and wounding at least 57, Iraqi police said. The first blast was triggered near the mosque -- and when people gathered near the scene, a suicide car bomber drove into the crowd and detonated the vehicle in the second blast, police said. Word of the blasts in the capital came just hours after news of two suicide car bombs in Tikrit, about 90 miles

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    Operation Iraqi Freedom

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    Britain crossed the southern border of Iraq and Kuwait with the intent of capitulating the government of Saddam Hussein. Over the course of 21 days, the joint task force moved quickly and decisively to seize major objective cities along the road to Baghdad using aviation, armor, artillery, and infantry. Following the overwhelming success of the primary combat operations of the invasion, stability and support systems proved insufficient as sectarian violence and other criminal activity among the local

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    American coalition defeated Saddam’s conventional army within a month and subsequent fighting then began against loyalist factions. But inside the street-to-street fighting of the capital city, the Baghdad Zoo stood indifferent. Despite lacking international acknowledgement and support, the plight of the Baghdad Zoo drew the attention of a South African game warden, Lawrence Anthony. Using cliental contacts, Anthony was approved to depart for Kuwait; however, his noble intentions proved a bureaucratic

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    Journal Entry #1 There is so much going through my head. I am laying in the place I call home for possibly the last time ever. Well, hopefully I want everything to go well. I am about to start my journey on the silk road. Although I will truely miss home a lot it offers so much with such rich history. Ecbatana is an ancient city in Iran. Ecbatana is the capital of Media and is currently the summer residence of the Achaemenian kings and one of the residences of the Parthian kings. (“Ecbatana”)Which

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    golden age

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    Arabic) initiated by the caliph al-Ma’mūn in ninth-century Baghdad. The golden age of Islam brought about wonders to the world which included the fields of medicine, math, astronomy, sciences, architectural etc. cite this first site With the founding of the city of Baghdad by the fifth caliph of the Abbasid dynasty, Harun al- Rashid, who was also a patron of the arts and sciences, (first site) the Islam golden age began to emerge. Baghdad developed under Harun al-Rashids rule and it became what was

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    St. Augustine's Just War Theory and the Persion Gulf War On August 2nd, 1990 the first Iraqi tanks crossed into Kuwait, as part of an invasion that marked the start of a six-month conflict between the United States and Iraq. These tanks were ordered to invade Kuwait by Saddam Hussein, the ruthless dictator of Iraq. The Iraqi troops looted Kuwaiti businesses and brutalized Kuwaiti civilians. Saudi Arabia began to fear that they may be invaded as well, and on August 7th they formally asked President

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