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After Islamic State, Mosul’s Impoverished Residents Trade Scrap Metal to Make a Living

With his face, hands and clothes covered in dirt, 11-year-old Hassan Abdullah treks through the rubble of Mosul’s Old City dawn to dusk, foraging for whatever pieces of scrap metal he can find. The boy carries a white sack full of electrical wires and other materials made of copper and aluminum. He retrieved them from under the rubble of destroyed buildings. Like many other residents in Mosul, Abdullah is trying to make a living by collecting and selling the scrap metal left behind...

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