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Iraq Struggles to Meet Electricity Needs

Iraq's power system is struggling to meet the demand for electrical power ahead of summer, when temperatures can surpass 100 degrees.

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Corrected: April 14, 2005 at 7:56 PM CDT
Temperatures in Iraq do not reach 140 degrees in summer, as reported. The highest temperature ever recorded anywhere is 136. Baghdad in the middle of summer averages 110.
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