On a Break, at 78, From Aiding the Desperate in Iraq

In a place where everything seems broken, she has been a fixer. At a time when most other American civilians were leaving the country, she was just arriving. Sister Anne Montgomery, a 78-year-old nun, avoided the United States-patrolled Green Zone when she moved to Baghdad, opting instead to live in Karada, a mixed Shiite-Sunni neighborhood across the Tigris River from the American Embassy.

By IAN URBINA

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