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Iraqi Kurdistan's economic revival

9 March 2013 Last updated at 11:04 GMT

Iraqi Kurdistan has flourished economically in the decade since the US-led invasion, but even before that it had been enjoying a large degree of autonomy.

The region's stability has encouraged foreign investment and many ambitious construction projects are planned for the future - but does all this mean Kurdistan is leaving the rest of Iraq behind?

Katy Watson reports.