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Iraq Emerges From Isolation as Telecommunications Hub

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Facebook Cafe, Baghdad

At the Facebook Cafe in Baghdad, customers use the Internet.

Credit: Michael Kamber for The New York Times

Iraq, cut off from decades of technological progress because of dictatorship, sanctions and wars, recently took a big step out of isolation and into the digital world when its telecommunications system was linked to a vast new undersea cable system serving the Gulf countries.

From The New York Times
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