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Despite Oil Wealth, Iraq'S Basra Plagued By Broken Infrastructure, Poverty And Violence

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Basra, in southern Iraq, contains much of the country’s oil wealth -- yet residents there are struggling just to survive. The city lacks basic services like clean water and reliable electricity, and jobs are rare. But people taking to the streets to protest what they see as government failures to provide say they've been brutally punished. Special correspondent Jane Ferguson reports.

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