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U.S. Administrator for Iraq Confers with Kurds

The new civil administrator for Iraq, retired U.S. Gen. Jay Garner, receives a warm reception by Kurds in northern Iraq. Meanwhile, U.S. tanks move into the center of Mosul, a northern town that has seen looting and anarchy since the collapse of Saddam Hussein's regime. NPR's Melissa Block talks with NPR's Ivan Watson in Baghdad.

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Ivan Watson
Ivan Watson is currently based in Istanbul, Turkey. Following the 9-11 terrorist attacks, he has served as one of NPR's foreign "firemen," shuttling to and from hotspots around the Middle East and Central Asia.
As special correspondent and guest host of NPR's news programs, Melissa Block brings her signature combination of warmth and incisive reporting. Her work over the decades has earned her journalism's highest honors, and has made her one of NPR's most familiar and beloved voices.