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Iraq's Forceful Car Salesman Adapts to the Times

NPR's Philip Reeves reports on one of the Iraqi capital's used car dealers. He's a former police colonel, who roams his showroom with a rifle in hand. You can test-drive a Mercedes there, but only if you put down the entire cost of the car beforehand.

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Philip Reeves is an award-winning international correspondent covering South America. Previously, he served as NPR's correspondent covering Pakistan, Afghanistan, and India.