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Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki (R) and Osama al-Nujaifi, speaker of the Iraqi Council of Representatives (3nd R), attend a session at the Parliament headquarters in Baghdad July 1, 2014. REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani

Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki (R) and Osama al-Nujaifi, speaker of the Iraqi Council of Representatives (3nd R), attend a session at the Parliament headquarters in Baghdad July 1, 2014. REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani

Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki (R) and Osama al-Nujaifi, speaker of the Iraqi Council of Representatives (3nd R), attend a session at the Parliament headquarters in Baghdad July 1, 2014. REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani
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Members of the new Iraqi parliament attend a session at the parliament headquarters in Baghdad July 1, 2014. REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani

Members of the new Iraqi parliament attend a session at the parliament headquarters in Baghdad July 1, 2014. REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani

Members of the new Iraqi parliament attend a session at the parliament headquarters in Baghdad July 1, 2014. REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani
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Members of the new Iraqi parliament recite an oath at the parliament headquarters in Baghdad July 1, 2014. Newly elected Iraqi lawmakers convene on Tuesday, under pressure to name a unity government to keep the country from splitting apart after an onslaught by Sunni Islamists who have declared a "caliphate" to rule over all the world's Muslims.   REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani  (IRAQ - Tags - Tags: POLITICS)

Members of the new Iraqi parliament recite an oath at the parliament headquarters in Baghdad July 1, 2014. Newly elected Iraqi lawmakers convene on Tuesday, under pressure to name a unity government to keep the country from splitting apart after an...more

Members of the new Iraqi parliament recite an oath at the parliament headquarters in Baghdad July 1, 2014. Newly elected Iraqi lawmakers convene on Tuesday, under pressure to name a unity government to keep the country from splitting apart after an onslaught by Sunni Islamists who have declared a "caliphate" to rule over all the world's Muslims. REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani (IRAQ - Tags - Tags: POLITICS)
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Iraqi policemen take their positions during an intensive security deployment on the al-Falahat bridge north of Baghdad June 30, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmed Saad

Iraqi policemen take their positions during an intensive security deployment on the al-Falahat bridge north of Baghdad June 30, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmed Saad

Iraqi policemen take their positions during an intensive security deployment on the al-Falahat bridge north of Baghdad June 30, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmed Saad
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Iraqi security forces ride on vehicles during an intensive security deployment in the town of Jurf al-Sakhar, south of Baghdad,June 30, 2014. REUTERS/Alaa Al-Marjani

Iraqi security forces ride on vehicles during an intensive security deployment in the town of Jurf al-Sakhar, south of Baghdad,June 30, 2014. REUTERS/Alaa Al-Marjani

Iraqi security forces ride on vehicles during an intensive security deployment in the town of Jurf al-Sakhar, south of Baghdad,June 30, 2014. REUTERS/Alaa Al-Marjani
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