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Basra re-opens for tourist business
related link: The 'Venice of the East' tried to regain its tourist magnet status.

"Basra declared itself open to foreign visitors this week but instructed them to be vigilant, dress like locals and hire armed escorts. "Then there is a 70% to 80% chance you will be OK," beamed Abdul Razuqi, the head of the tourism office in Iraq's second city."

Badger -- Saturday, June 04, 2005 -- 08:56:43 PM -- 16 of 1655

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lime:

You know, when I go on vacation, I like to avoid the armed guards, and aim for 99% chances of being okay.

June 05, 2005, 08:43:49 AM



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