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Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Baghdad Vet

No, not that kind. This is a good story about Nameer Abdul Fatah, a veterinarian who risks his life in Baghdad helping animals.

Treating all creatures great and small, from pure-bred poodles to fierce guard-dogs, parrots and even tigers, Fatah has been on duty in Baghdad for 26 years.

Since the US-led invasion and the fall of Saddam Hussein's regime in 2003, he has continued to tend to needy animals in the violent and chaotic times that have engulfed the city.

"People in Baghdad still want to look after animals despite everything," he told AFP during a short break in his daily round of house calls.

Photo by JamesDale10

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