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Iraqis vote as violence grips a divided country

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AHMED JADALLAH

An Iraqi soldier checks a man outside a polling station during a parliamentary election in Baghdad April 30, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah

An Iraqi soldier checks a man outside a polling station during a parliamentary election in Baghdad April 30, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah
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Osama al-Nujaifi, speaker of the Iraqi Council of Representatives, holds up his ink-stained finger while casting his vote at a polling station during a parliamentary election in Baghdad April 30, 2014. REUTERS/Mahmoud Raouf Mahmoud

Osama al-Nujaifi, speaker of the Iraqi Council of Representatives, holds up his ink-stained finger while casting his vote at a polling station during a parliamentary election in Baghdad April 30, 2014. REUTERS/Mahmoud Raouf Mahmoud
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A woman casts her vote at a polling station during a parliamentary election, in the city of Ramadi, April 30, 2014. REUTERS/Ali al-Mashhadani

A woman casts her vote at a polling station during a parliamentary election, in the city of Ramadi, April 30, 2014. REUTERS/Ali al-Mashhadani
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Osama al-Nujaifi, speaker of the Iraqi Council of Representatives, casts his vote at a polling station during a parliamentary election in Baghdad April 30, 2014. REUTERS/Mahmoud Raouf Mahmoud

Osama al-Nujaifi, speaker of the Iraqi Council of Representatives, casts his vote at a polling station during a parliamentary election in Baghdad April 30, 2014. REUTERS/Mahmoud Raouf Mahmoud
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Noshirwan Mustafa, leader of Kurdish opposition movement "Gorran" (Change), holds up his ID card during regional parliamentary elections at a polling station in the northern Iraqi of province Sulaimaniya, April 30, 2014. REUTERS/Yahya Ahmad

Noshirwan Mustafa, leader of Kurdish opposition movement "Gorran" (Change), holds up his ID card during regional parliamentary elections at a polling station in the northern Iraqi of province Sulaimaniya, April 30, 2014. REUTERS/Yahya Ahmad
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Iraq's Kurdistan President Massoud Barzani shows his ink-stained finger after voting for Iraqi parliamentary election at a polling station in Arbil, capital of the autonomous Kurdistan region April 30, 2014. REUTERS/Azad Lashkari

Iraq's Kurdistan President Massoud Barzani shows his ink-stained finger after voting for Iraqi parliamentary election at a polling station in Arbil, capital of the autonomous Kurdistan region April 30, 2014. REUTERS/Azad Lashkari
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AHMED JADALLAH

Iraq's Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki shows his ink marked finger as he votes during parliamentary election in Baghdad April 30, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah

Iraq's Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki shows his ink marked finger as he votes during parliamentary election in Baghdad April 30, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah
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AHMED JADALLAH

A woman casts her vote at a polling station during a parliamentary election in Baghdad April 30, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah

A woman casts her vote at a polling station during a parliamentary election in Baghdad April 30, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah
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THAIER AL-SUDANI

Iraqi policemen stand guard near a polling station during voting for Iraqi parliamentary election in Baghdad April 30, 2014. REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani

Iraqi policemen stand guard near a polling station during voting for Iraqi parliamentary election in Baghdad April 30, 2014. REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani
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Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr shows his ink-stained finger at a polling station during parliamentary election in Najaf, south of Baghdad April 30, 2014. REUTERS/Alaa Al-Marjani

Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr shows his ink-stained finger at a polling station during parliamentary election in Najaf, south of Baghdad April 30, 2014. REUTERS/Alaa Al-Marjani
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THAIER AL-SUDANI

A resident casts her vote at a polling station during parliamentary election in Baghdad April 30, 2014. REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani

A resident casts her vote at a polling station during parliamentary election in Baghdad April 30, 2014. REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani
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THAIER AL-SUDANI

Resident mark their ballots at voting booths at a polling station during parliamentary election in Baghdad April 30, 2014. REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani

Resident mark their ballots at voting booths at a polling station during parliamentary election in Baghdad April 30, 2014. REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani
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AHMED SAAD

An Iraqi soldier checks for identification papers at a checkpoint in Baghdad April 29, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmed Saad

An Iraqi soldier checks for identification papers at a checkpoint in Baghdad April 29, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmed Saad
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THAIER AL-SUDANI

Residents queue to vote at a polling station, during voting for Iraqi parliamentary election in Baghdad April 30, 2014. REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani

Residents queue to vote at a polling station, during voting for Iraqi parliamentary election in Baghdad April 30, 2014. REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani
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