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Bombs kill 23 across Iraq as sectarian strife grows

An Iraqi Kurd Asaish stands near the site of a car bomb attack in Kirkuk, 250 km (155 miles) north of Baghdad, December 31, 2012. REUTERS/Ako Rasheed

An Iraqi Kurd Asaish stands near the site of a car bomb attack in Kirkuk, 250 km (155 miles) north of Baghdad, December 31, 2012. REUTERS/Ako Rasheed

An Iraqi Kurd Asaish stands near the site of a car bomb attack in Kirkuk, 250 km (155 miles) north of Baghdad, December 31, 2012. REUTERS/Ako Rasheed
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A woman reacts near the site of a car bomb attack in Kirkuk, 250 km (155 miles) north of Baghdad, December 31, 2012. REUTERS/Ako Rasheed

A woman reacts near the site of a car bomb attack in Kirkuk, 250 km (155 miles) north of Baghdad, December 31, 2012. REUTERS/Ako Rasheed

A woman reacts near the site of a car bomb attack in Kirkuk, 250 km (155 miles) north of Baghdad, December 31, 2012. REUTERS/Ako Rasheed
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A destroyed vehicle is towed from the site of a bomb attack in Baghdad's Karrada district, December 31, 2012. REUTERS/Saad Shalash

A destroyed vehicle is towed from the site of a bomb attack in Baghdad's Karrada district, December 31, 2012. REUTERS/Saad Shalash

A destroyed vehicle is towed from the site of a bomb attack in Baghdad's Karrada district, December 31, 2012. REUTERS/Saad Shalash
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