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Booming Black Market for Guns in Baghdad

NPR's Scott Simon reports from Baghdad on the booming black market sale of guns in the Iraqi capital. American troops are confiscating unauthorized weapons when they can find them.

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Scott Simon is one of America's most admired writers and broadcasters. He is the host of Weekend Edition Saturday and is one of the hosts of NPR's morning news podcast Up First. He has reported from all fifty states, five continents, and ten wars, from El Salvador to Sarajevo to Afghanistan and Iraq. His books have chronicled character and characters, in war and peace, sports and art, tragedy and comedy.