Protesters in Iraq’s Green Zone do some sightseeing as they wait for reforms

May 2, 2016 10:51 AM

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BAGHDAD -- For some it was their first glimpse of the center of their capital, and on Sunday a 24-hour sit in inside Baghdad’s Green Zone by protesters demanding reform turned into something of a sightseeing tour.

The four-mile-square fortified area, home to ministries, government buildings and embassies, has been closed to the public since the U.S.-led invasion in 2003. In it are some of the city’s most iconic landmarks, surrounded by manicured lawns and gardens.

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