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For Immediate Release
January 12, 2004

The Postal System
Iraq Fact of the Day

3,000 postal workers – nearly the entire former workforce - have returned to work, 85 percent of the post offices in Iraq have reopened, and by Thursday, January 15, 5 million new stamps without pictures of former dictator Saddam Hussein, will be distributed across Iraq. The new postal service is an important example of Iraq's reintegration into the international community.

Source: Coalition Provisional Authority, Baghdad.

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