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Mudhafar al-Husseini

Mudhafar al-Husseini was a reporter, fixer, and translator for The New York Times in Baghdad for two years. He is author of the CPJ Blog series, “Finding Refuge.”

An Iraqi in America: A year still unclear

April 22, 2010 12:52 PM ET

I just can't believe that it's been almost a year since I arrived in the States. It's been very quick, seemingly quicker than waiting in a drive-through line for a restaurant. ...

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An Iraqi in America: 'Time is like a sword' here

January 29, 2010 11:02 AM ET

It has been almost nine months since I arrived in the United States. I can't believe how fast life is moving and how different my family’s days are now are from the old days—that was a beautiful time. Everything is changing now. There's no simplicity for us anymore....

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