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BAGHDAD, IRAQ: "Anyone pessimistic about Iraq should visit the book market on Mutanabeh Street in Baghdad. Hundreds of people browse all manner of books, debate every topic under the sun with passion and courtesy, bask in the city's richness and diversity." - CNN's Ben Wedeman, October 24. Follow Ben (<a href='http://instagram.com/bcwedeman' target='_blank'>@bcwedeman</a>) and other CNNers along on Instagram at <a href='http://instagram.com/cnn' target='_blank'>instagram.com/cnn</a>.

BAGHDAD, IRAQ: "Anyone pessimistic about Iraq should visit the book market on Mutanabeh Street in Baghdad. Hundreds of people browse all manner of books, debate every topic under the sun with passion and courtesy, bask in the city's richness and diversity." - CNN's Ben Wedeman, October 24. Follow Ben (@bcwedeman) and other CNNers along on Instagram at instagram.com/cnn.