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How Iraqis are using art to speak truth to power

Some Iraqis believe art is a powerful tool for holding those in power to account after years of conflict and widespread corruption.

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    Politics has seeped into all forms of expression two weeks after Iraq's election, while politicians are busy forming blocs for a government.

    Since the US invasion which overthrew the government of Saddam Hussein 15 years ago - Iraqis have been going through one crisis after the other.

    But creative Iraqis have continued their work despite a myriad of problems.

    Al Jazeera's Osama Bin Javaid reports from Baghdad, where he spoke to some Iraqis who say art is a powerful tool for holding those in power, new and old, to account.


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