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Drained by Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein in the 1990s, Iraq's southern marshlands are undergoing a remarkable transformation.
Saddam's attempt to destroy the wetlands came in response to an uprising by Marsh Arabs after the Iran-Raq war but, since his capture and execution, Saddam's act of revenge has been turned back and the marshes are slowly regaining their health.
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Really nice to see the people and the country getting back on its feet. Keep up the progress. A country I would like to visit someday.