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Basra Recovers from Weekend Riots

An uneasy calm returns to the southern Iraqi city of Basra after weekend rioting sparked by chronic gasoline and electricity shortages. For two days, Iraqi protesters set fire to vehicles and threw stones at British soldiers. At least one person was killed and three others were wounded in the unrest. NPR's Ivan Watson reports.

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Ivan Watson
Ivan Watson is currently based in Istanbul, Turkey. Following the 9-11 terrorist attacks, he has served as one of NPR's foreign "firemen," shuttling to and from hotspots around the Middle East and Central Asia.