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or Bag·dad  (băg′dăd′)
The capital and largest city of Iraq, in the center of the country on the Tigris River. Founded in the eighth century, it was heavily damaged by US forces during the Gulf War and the Iraq War.


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(Placename) the capital of Iraq, on the River Tigris: capital of the Abbasid Caliphate (762–1258). Pop: 5 910 000 (2005 est)


or Bag•dad

(ˈbæg dæd, bəgˈdæd)

the capital of Iraq, in the central part, on the Tigris. 4,648,609.
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Noun1.Baghdad - capital and largest city of IraqBaghdad - capital and largest city of Iraq; located on the Tigris River; "Baghdad is one of the great cities of the Muslim world"
Al-Iraq, Irak, Iraq, Republic of Iraq - a republic in the Middle East in western Asia; the ancient civilization of Mesopotamia was in the area now known as Iraq


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Whatever it was, he was ready for it, whether it were to hold the lists in the court of the King of Tartary, to carry a cartel to the Sultan of Baghdad, or to serve a term against the wild heathen of Prussia.
And I don't want to have anything to do with Baghdad if it can't be part of a federal rule-of-law democracy.
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She is almost afraid even to speak to me, talking in a very low voice across the table at the hotel dining area, glancing around the room before admitting, "The people in Baghdad are afraid.
The Washington Times concluded on November 18, a day after the initial raid: "The discovery of a secret Iraqi Interior Ministry torture chamber confirms what has been an open secret in Baghdad for months: Pro-Iranian militia have deeply infiltrated the ministry and are acting as a law unto themselves.
The bomb targeted a police vehicle as it was passing on a main road near the town of Haswa, 30 miles south of Baghdad, said police captain.
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One cultural-center director in Baghdad told a New York Times reporter: "I want you to come and see what they have done to my institute.
tank shell hit the Palestine Hotel, the headquarters of international journalists in Baghdad as troops entered the Iraqi capital on April 8, 2003.
On the road from Baghdad International Airport to the city of Baghdad, Turkish laborers work feverishly to pave the road, build roadside parks and plant palm trees.
In Baghdad, many young people say that their lives have shrunk to the size of their bedrooms, their dreams packed away and largely forgotten.