Mudhif houses capture spirit of Iraqi culture
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Local contractors construct the inner walls of a marsh Arab mudhif. The reeds are gathered from marshlands near the Euphrates River. The house is a blend of adobe and reed building materials used frequently by marsh Arabs in southeast Iraq. Construction of the "model" adobe house was coordinated with Task Force Pathfinder and the Dhi Qar Provincial Reconstruction Team.
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