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Iraq to Open Royal Cemetery to Public

From Reuters

The government plans to open the royal cemetery in Baghdad to the public 30 years after the army toppled the monarchy.

The official Iraqi News Agency quoted sources at the Religious Affairs Ministry as saying that people will be able to visit the cemetery to read a Koranic verse for the dead.

The government spent $3.2 million this year to renovate the cemetery, which holds the remains of King Faisal I, founder of modern Iraq, his son, Ghazi, and grandson Faisal II.


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