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Jul 13, 2012

Artist’s work rises from Baghdad’s ashes

BAGHDAD (Reuters) – As Baghdad burned, Iraqi artist Qasim Sabti headed for one of the places he loved the most – the Academy of Fine Arts – only to find thousands of its books and archives on fire.

It was April 2003 and the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq, begun in March, had reached the capital.

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      "Sylvia is based in Beirut, covering Lebanon and Syria. She joined Reuters as a graduate trainee in 2006 and has been based in London, Berlin, Frankfurt, Vienna and Kuwait and has reported from South Korea, Tunisia, Egypt and Iraq. She moved to Beirut in 2014."
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