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Iraqi Dancers in US on First Hip Hop Diplomacy Tour

A group of Iraqi urban dancers is visiting major U.S. cities this month as part of a first-ever Iraqi hip hop diplomacy tour of the United States. The U.S. government-sponsored tour is the culmination of years of training inside Iraq, where the Kurdish and Arab dancers face tougher conditions to practice their art than their American counterparts. VOA's Michael Lipin saw the First Step Iraq crew in action in Washington and has this report.