BAGHDAD, IRAQ - JULY 11: Prosthetic legs are viewed on a work bench at the Hospital for Physiotherapy on July 11, 2011 in Baghdad, Iraq. Following years of violence in the country, the state of ... more 
BAGHDAD, IRAQ - JULY 11: Prosthetic legs are viewed on a work bench at the Hospital for Physiotherapy on July 11, 2011 in Baghdad, Iraq. Following years of violence in the country, the state of medical care in Iraq is poor. There is a chronic shortage of doctors and nurses and much of the country's hospitals are using outdated and damaged equipment. As the deadline for the departure of the remaining American forces in Iraq approaches, politicians have agreed to meet in two weeks time in order to give a final decision about extending the U.S. troops' presence beyond the end of the 2011 deadline. Violence against foreign troops has recently picked-up with June being the worst month in combat-related deaths for the military in Iraq in more than two years. Currently about 46,000 U.S. soldiers remain in Iraq. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images) less 
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