Art: New Lights for Aladdin

With Iraq's government enriched by oil revenues of more than $200,000,000 a year, the ancient city of Baghdad (pop. 750,000) is planning a future almost as glittering as its past. The sun-baked Abode of Peace by the Tigris has a new bridge, new Royal Palace and Parliament buildings, a TV station and its first air-conditioned movie. It has started slum clearance and flood control, and its ancient irrigation system, in ruins since Hu-lagu the Mongol destroyed it in 1258, is being rebuilt. To top off the all-out effort to make the new Baghdad as great as the monumental city of 2,000,000...

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