December 12, 2009


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Caption: Workers sit near a pond on the walk at Fakka oilfield, near Amara, 300 km (185 miles) southeast of Baghdad, December 8, 2009. Deal makers from the world’s largest energy firms assembled amid tight security at Iraq’s Oil Ministry on Friday to compete for deals to develop some of the country’s most prized oilfields. Picture taken December 8, 2009. (NYT article.)

(photo: Atef Hassan/Reuters)

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