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New Civilian Administrator for Iraq Arrives in Basra

The new U.S. civilian administrator for Iraq arrives in Basra, accompanied by the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Richard Myers. A longtime State Department official, Paul Bremer replaces retired Gen. Jay Garner in overseeing Iraq's reconstruction. Bremer's arrival comes a day after Barbara Bodine, in charge of governing central Iraq, leaves her post. Hear NPR's Guy Raz.

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