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Why did a former Miss Iraq flee her country?

IT WAS THE LAST THURSDAY IN SEPTEMBER when 22-year-old social-media icon Tara Fares was gunned down in Baghdad. It was a Thursday in August when a well-known beautician was found dead in her home, and the Thursday before that when a plastic surgeon nicknamed

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