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Powell in Baghdad

Baghdad, Iraq-AP -- Secretary of State Colin Powell has arrived in Iraq amid tight security and little advance notice of the visit.

Powell traveled from Kuwait aboard a C-130 military transport plane, getting a warn welcome from several dozen U-S soldiers. Powell posed for photographs before boarding a helicopter for the short flight from the airport

into the city.

Details are scarce, but Powell is expected to confer with officials of the U-S-led Coalition Provisional Authority and with the Iraqi government entity that was formed in July. Powell is also expected to see locations associated with some of the human-rights abuses of the ousted regime.

After meeting yesterday with U-N Security Council members in Geneva, Powell said that there's a basis for consensus on Iraq.

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