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The Beats and the Bedouins 

After the 2003 invasion of Iraq, day to day accounts of what was taking place, did not come from left or right wing journalists but from ordinary Iraqi writers, who in a style echoing the Beat Generation, gave outsiders a unique insight, which was lacking in both Britain and the United States. 

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Saving ancient Christian cultures…one story at a time 

Faced with persecution at the hands of ISIS, more than a decade of war, and generations of economic struggle, these researchers are looking to record the memories and traditions of the Christian communities of Iraq before they are lost forever. 

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Build the Future and #InvestInIraq 

Today, 3.3 million Iraq’s (approximately 10% of the total population) are displaced within the country. Families have been forced to flee their homes, communities, and livelihoods to seek solace in sprawling camps and other temporary accommodations. 

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The amazingly talented Lexi Mae Walker, a breakout star from America’s Got Talent, has released her latest single, with all proceeds going directly towards AMAR’s work with displaced families in Iraq. 

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Yalla Eat! US Culinary Walking Tours 

Yalla Eat! (Arabic for Let’s go eat!) is an immersive culinary experience offered by the Arab American National Museum (AANM). Through guided walking tours of Dearborn's Warren Avenue and Michigan Avenue, participants learn the story of Arab Americans in metro Detroit, including the history of Arab merchants on East Dearborn's busy commercial strips. 

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The 5 Arabs competing in American League sports 

Salah Mejri was born in the northern Tunisian city of Jendouba. His career began in coastal city Sousse’s Étoile Sportive du Sahel, where he played for four years (2006-2010) before signing a two-year contract with Belgium’s Antwerp Giants. In 2012, he moved to Spain’s Obradoiro CAB where he earned the title of the Spanish League’s Rising Star. 

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Young Ambassadors participate in 5K run/walk as the face of Iraq's most vulnerable children 

The Iraqi Children Foundation (ICF) will host its 5th Annual "In Their Shoes" 5K run/walk on May 20, 2017 at the US Patent and Trademark Office in Alexandria, Virginia. 

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