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Iraq power cuts stir protests as summer temperatures scorch country

BBC News

July 2, 2021

Widespread power cuts have hit Iraq at a time when the country is suffering scorching summer temperatures.

The electricity cut on Friday was caused by the failure of a major power line, local media report.

The capital, Baghdad, and southern provinces have been particularly badly affected.

Protesters have taken to the streets against the outages – anger over power cuts has previously fuelled mass street demonstrations.

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