Iraq national museum long way from public opening

Associated Press
Iraq national museum long way from public opening

FILE - In this Tuesday, April 2, 2013 file photo, school students visit the restored Iraqi National Museum in Baghdad, Iraq. Ten years after Iraq’s national museum was looted and smashed by frenzied thieves during the U.S.-led invasion in 2003 to topple Saddam Hussein, it’s still far from ready for a public re-opening. Work to overcome decades of neglect and the destruction of war has been hindered by power struggles, poorly-skilled staff and the persistent violence plaguing the country, said Bahaa Mayah, Iraq’s most senior antiquities official. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban, File)

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