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Expenses of Rebuilding Iraq Grow

Reconstruction efforts in Iraq are being hampered by the soaring cost of construction materials. Lack of security on the highways has driven up the cost of transporting the supplies. In addition, the U.S. occupation has brought higher prices from American commanders buy up bricks to fortify their bases. NPR's Philip Reeves reports.

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Philip Reeves is an award-winning international correspondent covering South America. Previously, he served as NPR's correspondent covering Pakistan, Afghanistan, and India.