Living Inside Baghdad Airport

Mike's company would like one day to rebuild (and fill with passengers) the second terminal, which has been indefinitely shut. The Iraqi Republican Guard made its last stand there at the beginning of the war, and if you look closely you can still find bullet holes.

"We've got a long way to go," Mike admits.

Between the two terminals, there is a board that best represents this airport and, perhaps, this city. It lists flights taking off and landing from cities like Paris, Athens and Tokyo -- a depressing sign of what this airport once was. But it is also a sign of what it could become, again.

And maybe, by then, nobody will have to live in the airport.

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