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Photo Of The Day: Baghdad's Burger Boom

The burger fad is a sign that Iraqis, saddled with violence for years and still experiencing almost daily bombings and shootings, are prepared to move on and embrace ordinary pleasures — like stuffing their faces with pizza.

(AP) — In aThursday, Aug. 23, 2012 photo, a customer stands outside Burger Friends restaurant in Baghdad, Iraq.

A wave of new American-style restaurants is spreading across the Iraqi capital, enticing customers hungry for alternatives to traditional offerings like lamb kebabs and fire-roasted carp. (AP Photo/Karim Kadim)