Iraqi governor faces the mob

A central banker's lot doesn't really get much less appealing than that of Faleh Salman, the man now shouldered with the responsibility of running Iraq's sickly central bank. To avert total meltdown of what little remains of the Iraqi financial system, Salman has been forced to take to the streets in an attempt to reassure the crowds besieging the makeshift central bank (the original building has been reduced to rubble) that their money is actually worth what it says it is worth.

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