Ramshackle al-Rasheed Street, in the heart of old Baghdad..
(photo credit: PATRICK BAZ / AFP)
A FEW hours in the Shorja open market in Baghdad can teach you a lot – about the Middle East’s past, its present and its apparent future. What’s to be found there is informative. What is absent – equally so.My fixer Yusuf hadn’t wanted to take me to Shorja. I was in Baghdad for a reporting project on the Shi’ite militias.
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