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Delegation of Iraqis touring Twin Cities to improve relations at a time of war

A group of nine Iraqis are wrapping up a more-than-two-week tour of the Twin Cities. Their visit is part of an effort to improve relations between residents of the two countries. The delegation is from Najaf, Minneapolis’ sister in Iraq.
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A group of nine Iraqis are wrapping up a more-than-two-week tour of the Twin Cities. Their visit is part of an effort to improve relations between residents of the two countries. The delegation is from Najaf, Minneapolis’ sister in Iraq.

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