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An Iraqi father and his son enjoy splashing in a swimming pool in the Salhiyeh district of Baghdad on June 6, 2008. It costs $3 to enter the bathing area for a maximum of two hours. There a few places the youth of Baghdad can have fun. Most parks and play grounds are closed or too dangerous to enter and playing on the streets is also not safe due to the inter-sectarian violence and explosions. By Ali Yussef/AFP/Getty Images.

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