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An Iraqi farmer sits beside river hit by the drought in the Iraqi province of Dayala, about 30 miles north east of Baghdad in this photo taken back in July 10, 2000. Drought has been a problem in the region for years, with some meteorologists believing parts of the Middle East could become inhospitable to live and farm.

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In Science, Tech & EnvironmentConflict & Justice.

Tagged: BaghdadMosulAsiaIraqSyriaMiddle EastEric HolthauswaterClimate Changeglobal warmingdroughtenvironment.