Defying bombs, Baghdad school teaches music, ballet

Defying bombs, Baghdad school teaches music, ballet

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Shiite and Sunni students travel side by side each day through dangerous territory to attend Baghdad’s Music and Ballet school. The school building is alongside a US military base, a typical target of suicide and mortar attacks by insurgents. But the kids, in tutus and carrying violins, "find solace in the school away from Baghdad’s daily bloodshed," reports Reuters.

Art and music truly are the great equalizers in the world. I can imagine the warring troops sitting down together to enjoy a concert and ballet by these kids…

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