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Summer in Iraq

From: War News Radio
Length: 06:31

From "Endless Summer" 8/13/2010: War News Radio reports on the problems associated with the unbearable heat of summer in Iraq, and how they cope with it on a daily basis.

Default-piece-image-2 This Summer has been one of the hottest on record. New York, D.C., and Las Vegas all set records for average temperatures. But in Iraq the summer heat wave takes on new meaning. Temperatures often soar above 120 degrees Fahrenheit, and in a country where most houses can't power air conditioners for more than a few hours a day because of electricity shortages, dealing with the heat is a big problem. Kyle Crawford has the story on what its like to deal with the extreme temperatures and lack of electricity.

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This Summer has been one of the hottest on record. New York, D.C., and Las Vegas all set records for average temperatures. But in Iraq the summer heat wave takes on new meaning. Temperatures often soar above 120 degrees Fahrenheit, and in a country where most houses can't power air conditioners for more than a few hours a day because of electricity shortages, dealing with the heat is a big problem. Kyle Crawford has the story on what its like to deal with the extreme temperatures and lack of electricity.

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Swarthmore College

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