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Gliding far from turmoil

Iraqis put a welcome focus on rowing in Head of Charles visit

Kalaed Ismel trained on the Charles River in preparation for the regatta. Kalaed Ismel trained on the Charles River in preparation for the regatta. (Yoon S. Byun/Globe Staff)
By John Powers
Globe Staff / October 22, 2010

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Rowing along the Tigris River is decidedly more enjoyable than it was four years ago, when Baghdad still was an active war zone. “2006 was crazy,’’ says Haidar Nozad, the country’s best sculler. “We see a body in the water.’’ (Full article: 1025 words)

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