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Big economic boom in Basra
February 24th, 2012
04:28 PM ET

Big economic boom in Basra

Not all regions of Iraq have been impacted by sectarian violence. The oil hub of Basra is seeing a big boom in economic growth. Frederik Pleitgen takes us to Iraq's second largest city.

While in Basra, Frederik Pleitgen discovered that the sport of boxing can transcend language barriers... And it turns out Fred isn't bad in the ring!

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Filed under: backstory • Iraq • journalists • Middle East • Sport • Sport
The New York Giants win the Super Bowl
February 7th, 2012
11:36 PM ET

The New York Giants win the Super Bowl

The atmosphere in New York was full of excitement after the Giants won the Super Bowl. American football is serious stuff for sports fans. Sebastian Castro had a bit of fun in Times Square with the excited crowd.

Richard Roth met some fans in Lower Manhattan who were still excited about the win days later. Here he is talking to fans and dodging bathroom tissue.

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