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Dan Cruickshank, in his splendid television proselytising for the architectural wonders of Iraq, seems to have overlooked two modernist masterpieces. In a double act normally reserved for the likes of Berlin, Stuttgart and Cambridge (Mass), Baghdad sports a mosque by Walter Gropius and a sports stadium by none other than Le Corbusier. And the city almost got an opera house designed by Frank Lloyd Wright.Whoever said the country has no reason for optimism?

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