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In Iraq, an ancient board game is making a comeback


After rolling pyramid-shaped dice, Iraqi Kurdish artisan Hoshmand Muwafaq shifted his pebble around an ornate board, his handmade recreation of one of the Middle East's oldest and most popular games. AN AFPTV VOICED REPORT

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