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Life After ISIS: A Portrait Of Human Resilience In The Middle East

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Women from Kocho village, northern Iraq, mourn for the family members murdered by the Islamic State as the extremists swept through Yazidi villages and towns in the summer of 2014. Hundreds of men and older women were executed and younger women and children were abducted into slavery. August 15, 2019. Andrea DiCenzo for NPR.

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2020 has been a year of resilience in the face of tragedy. But for much longer, resilience in the face of tragedy has been a defining story of the Middle East.

In her final conversation for NPR, international correspondent Jane Arraf reflects on what it's been like to watch that story unfold.

Arraf is departing NPR to take on the role as Baghdad bureau chief for The New York Times. Follow her on Twitter here.

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