SCANIA, Iraq YaYa sits quietly on the table. A flowered plastic band holds back her black hair, revealing a smile that only a child's heart musters. YaYa's sparkle grows for a moment as a soldier walks toward her, but then she notices the tweezers and the scrub brush.

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