Sunday, November 16, 2008

Basra's streets once ran with blood. Now they bustle with shoppers

THE constant blip, blip of a checkout scanner heralds big change at the al-Ameray supermarket on Basra’s main market street, as young Iraqis snap up nappies, magazines, ready meals and the latest perfumes.

SIDE BY SIDE: Brit and Iraqi Five months ago this street was shuttered and empty, the silence broken only by the whoosh of rocket-propelled grenades and the clatter of an AK47 assault rifle. But today business is booming.

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