Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iraq: Baghdad: After the Storm: LA_110730Baghdad_020

Baghdad's relative calm has lent sparkle to the city's social scene—especially for the wealthy. At the glitzy new Lebanese Club overlooking the Tigris, patrons must check any weapons at the door before enjoying nonalcoholic drinks on the terrace.

Baghdad's relative calm has lent sparkle to the city's social scene—especially for the wealthy. At the glitzy new Lebanese Club overlooking the Tigris, patrons must check any weapons at the door before enjoying nonalcoholic drinks on the terrace.