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After years of fighting, Iraq's Mosul has yet to regain its former industrial glory."Sixty percent of my factory was destroyed, but I borrowed from relatives and reopened it a few months after Mosul was recaptured," he told AFP.His modest factory churns out white cheeses packed into medium-sized pots that are sold on store shelves in Mosul for 2,000 Iraqi dinars, or a little over $1.50 .Unproductive and isolated, the state of Mosul today is a far cry from during the city's industrial golden days.Wheat from surrounding fields was processed and stored in Mosul, and the region became known as Iraq's "breadbasket".By the 20th century, oil was discovered, the government invested in manufacturing, and Mosul produced more than one million tonnes of cement -- some of which reached halfway around the world to the Far East.Mosul was spared from the anti-government protests earlier this month which rocked Baghdad leaving more than 100 dead.
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