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Covering the Al-Hamra Hotel Bombing
NewsPhotoThe situation is Iraq continues to be very dangerous for foreigners. Yesterday the Associated Press reported 11 foreigners were abducted. Earlier this month, two car bombs targeted the Al-Hamra Hotel in Baghdad, where many foreign journalists stay. 8 Iraqis died in the blast. Freelance photojournalist Bill Putnam was staying near the hotel, at Time Magazine’s house. He was in his room when the first bomb went off. He sent us this audio diary. (3:11)
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© 2005 North Country Public Radio. Photos: courtesy Bill Putnam