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Pics from Iraq: Seriously hot

NBC cameraman David Lom sends pics from our trip to Iraq -- including this one of Rachel Maddow and Cory Gnazzo taking shelter in whatever shade they could find at the Baghdad airport. The average daily high in Iraq's capital for August is 109, with an average low of 75.

(BTW, our next trip will be to another seriously hot place. We're live from New Orleans on Thursday and Friday.)

More photos from Iraq after the jump.

Cory with David Lom.

Looks positively normal, right?

Setting up on the Tigris River. That's David Lom in the white hat. Photo by Cory.

Even in the world's most difficult places, a dog = happy. Photo by Cory.