Iraqi Sectarian Lines Dissolve Each Friday Night

Iraqi Sectarian Lines Dissolve Each Friday Night

shada photo“At last, the warring factions in Iraq seem to have found something they agree on. Every Friday night, Iraqis gather around their TVs to root for Shada Hassoon, 25, as she tries to sing her way to victory and a big cash prize on Star Academy, an Arab-world talent competition… Recently she prepared to sing Baghdad, a famous old song that describes a great city of moonlight, riches and beauty. She wept during the televised rehearsal.” (Story in USA Today)
Click to WATCH her on the show.

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