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    Religious tourists boost Iraqi economy - 11-Dec-07

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    Reports of improved security in Iraq have led millions of religious tourists, many from neighbouring Iran, to travel to Iraq's holy city of Karbala for prayers and blessings.

    Al Jazeera's John Cookson reports from Karbala, where the tourist trade is generating an estimated three billion dollars a year for Iraq's economy.