03/28/2008 02:45 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Hollywood's Iraq Can Be Found In Morocco

Youssef Salim had been hearing rumors for weeks that an American movie was about to start filming in his trash-strewn neighborhood on the outskirts of this bustling Moroccan city.

But it wasn't until he was walking to work one morning this spring, when he saw a wrecked tank burning in the middle of the road surrounded by men in U.S. military uniforms, that Mr. Salim realized his neighborhood was supposed to be war-torn Baghdad. The Americans were making yet another movie about Iraq -- and Morocco had again been cast as Iraq.

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