FILE - This Sept. 19, 2007, file photo shows new apartments in Irbil, Iraq. The Kurdish region has undergone a dramatic transformation in the past decade since U.S.-led forces toppled I

 

              FILE - This Sept. 19, 2007, file photo shows new apartments in Irbil, Iraq. The Kurdish region has undergone a dramatic transformation in the past decade since U.S.-led forces toppled I
FILE - This Sept. 19, 2007, file photo shows new apartments in Irbil, Iraq. The Kurdish region has undergone a dramatic transformation in the past decade since U.S.-led forces toppled Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein. The capital once had the ambiance of a large village. It has grown into a city of 1.3 million. (AP Photo/Yahya Ahmed, File)
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