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Healer in Baghdad fills in some of hospitals' gaps

"Sometimes I receive people suffering from burns who have come directly from Yarmuk hospital, or Medical City, or others," he says, referring to some of the city's largest hospitals.

"They need constant care for long sessions, and that is not always available in hospitals."

The walls of Khafaji's house in Karrada, Baghdad's main commercial district, are lined with framed verses from the Koran and also paintings of the Virgin Mary.

-- Reported by AFP

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