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Baghdad, Iraq, February 12, 2003.Clients of the Hassan Hajimi cafe in Rashid street. An ancient hotel, the Hassan Hajimi is one of the most typical and unchanged cafes in Baghdad, a single large room with geometrically disposed benches and old mirrors reflecting the intricate social fabric of traditional Baghdad..Baghdad cafes are a trademark of this ancient city, men gather after prayer and play dominoes or blackjack with intense passion while drinking black or lemon tea or traditionnal arabic coffie (ka'wah). .As the menace of an American invasion draws nearer, tension is clearly perceptible.
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Baghdad, Iraq, February 12, 2003.Clients of the Hassan Hajimi cafe in Rashid street. An ancient hotel, the Hassan Hajimi is one of the most typical and unchanged cafes in Baghdad, a single large room with geometrically disposed benches and old mirrors reflecting the intricate social fabric of traditional Baghdad..Baghdad cafes are a trademark of this ancient city, men gather after prayer and play dominoes or blackjack with intense passion while drinking black or lemon tea or traditionnal...
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