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Blast Shuts Down Iraq Oil Pipeline

An explosion shuts down an Iraq oil pipeline that had just resumed service to Turkey. The cause of the blast is not yet clear. The resumption of service had briefly raised hopes that Iraq could begin turning its vast oil reserves to its advantage. The disruption creates more frustration with U.S. officials. Hear NPR's Jacki Lyden and NPR's Anne Garrels.

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Anne Garrels
Jacki Lyden
Longtime listeners recognize Jacki Lyden's voice from her frequent work as a substitute host on NPR. As a journalist who has been with NPR since 1979, Lyden regards herself first and foremost as a storyteller and looks for the distinctive human voice in a huge range of national and international stories.