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Archaeologists Seek Help in Recovering Stolen Iraqi Artifacts

Archaeologists in Baghdad appeal to museums around the world to help retrieve items stolen from the city's National Museum of Antiquities and restore artifacts broken during the chaos of the war. Meanwhile, U.S. military commanders defend their handling of the looting. Hear NPR's Eric Westervelt, John Malcolm Russell of the Massachusetts College of Art and Neil Brodie of The Illicit Antiquities Research Centre.

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Eric Westervelt is a San Francisco-based correspondent for NPR's National Desk. He has reported on major events for the network from wars and revolutions in the Middle East and North Africa to historic wildfires and terrorist attacks in the U.S.