Iraqi Elections

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    Feb. 5: Iraqi election officials count ballots from the country's provincial elections in Baghdad. Official results from Saturday's balloting, which took place in 14 of the country's 18 provinces.

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    Feb. 5: Iraqi election workers carry ballot boxes from the country's provincial elections in Baghdad.

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    Feb. 4: Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki appears in the Shiite city of Najaf, 100 miles south of Baghdad, Iraq. The Iraqi prime minister's coalition will talk to other parties about sharing power in mostly southern areas after initial projections showed the Shiite leader's allies were the big winners in last weekend's provincial elections.

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    Jan. 31: Iraqi women display their ink-stained fingers after voting in the country's provincial elections in Najaf, Iraq. Polls opened Saturday under extremely tight security, which includes driving bans in major cities and searches of all voters. The election is considered an important test of Iraq's stability after nearly six years of conflict.

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    Jan. 31: U.N. envoy Staffan di Mistura checks the seal on a ballot box during a visit to a polling center in Najaf, Iraq.

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    Jan. 31: An Iraqi girl holds up an ink-stained finger after her parents voted in the country's provincial elections in the Shiite holy city of Karbala, Iraq.

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    Jan. 31: An Iraqi girl, at right, watches her parents vote in the country's provincial elections in central Baghdad, Iraq.

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    Jan. 31: Iraqi women line up to be searched before entering a polling center in Baghdad, Iraq. Iraqis passed through security checkpoints and razor wire cordons to vote Saturday in provincial elections that are considered a crucial test of the nation's stability as U.S. officials consider the pace of troop withdrawals.

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    In this photo released by the Iraqi government, Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, center, prepares to cast his ballot in the country's provincial elections at a polling center in the Green Zone in Baghdad, Iraq.

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    An Iraqi police officer searches a woman as voters arrive to cast their ballots in the country's provincial elections in central Baghdad, Iraq.

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    Jan. 31: Iraqi police officers stand guard at a polling center as voters arrive to cast their ballots in the country's provincial elections in central Baghdad, Iraq.

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    Jan. 31: An Iraqi police officer stands guard outside a polling center during the country's provincial elections in Mosul,225 miles northwest of Baghdad, Iraq

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    Jan. 31: An Iraqi woman and her child pass Iraqi Army vehicles as they secure a polling site for the country's provincial elections in the Azamiyah area of north Baghdad, Iraq.

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    Jan. 31: An Iraqi policeman searches a woman's purse before she casts her vote in the country's provincial elections in Basra.

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    Jan. 31: An Iraqi man casts his ballot in the country's provincial elections in Baghdad, Iraq.

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    Jan. 31: An Iraqi man holds up an ink-stained finger after casting his vote in the country's provincial elections in Basra.

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    Jan. 31: Abdul Aziz al-Hakim, head of the Supreme Islamic Iraqi Council, fills out a ballot in the country's provincial elections in central Baghdad, Iraq.

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    Jan. 29: An Iraqi soldier stands guard outside a polling center in Mosul, Iraq. This weekend's election in Mosul is a showdown for power between Arabs and Kurds, with the outcome is likely to influence whether Al Qaeda and other Sunni insurgents lose their last major urban foothold in Iraq.

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    Jan. 30: An Iraqi police officer, left, and a U.S. Army soldier, discuss security measures outside a polling center in central Baghdad. Iraq began Friday sealing its borders, halting air traffic and ordering overnight curfews in some of its largest cities on the eve of its nationwide provincial elections.

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    Jan. 30: A U.S. Army soldier stands guard outside a polling center in central Baghdad, Iraq. Iraq began Friday sealing its borders, halting air traffic and ordering overnight curfews in some of its largest cities on the eve of its nationwide provincial elections.

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    Jan. 30: Iraqi soldiers stand guard outside a polling center in the Shiite enclave of Sadr City, Baghdad. Iraq began Friday sealing its borders, halting air traffic and ordering overnight curfews in some of its largest cities on the eve of its nationwide provincial elections.

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    Jan. 30: An Iraqi soldier stands guard outside a polling center in the Shiite enclave of Sadr City in Baghdad, Iraq. Iraq began Friday sealing its borders, halting air traffic and ordering overnight curfews in some of its largest cities on the eve of its nationwide provincial elections.

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    Jan. 30: The mother, right, and aunt, left, of provincial council candidate Nebras Thaier hold up his campaign posters at a rally a day before the country's provincial elections in the Shiite city of Kufa, 100 miles south of Baghdad.

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    Jan 28: Iraqi policewoman Hoda Salam holds up an ink-stained finger after casting her vote in the country's provincial elections in Baghdad, Iraq. The polls opened Wednesday for members of the Iraqi security forces, detainees and hospital patients. General voting is scheduled for Saturday.

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    Jan 28: Salwa Majid, seen with her newborn son, holds up her ink-stained finger after she cast her vote from her hospital bed in the country's provincial elections in Najaf, 100 miles south of Baghdad, Iraq. Full-scale voting is scheduled for Saturday to pick regional councils across much of Iraq. But special ballot boxes were brought early to detention facilities, hospitals and police and military units needed for the sweeping anti-terrorism measures that include vehicle bans and double-ring cordons around polling sites.

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    Jan 28: An Iraqi dips his finger in purple ink before casting his vote in the provincial election in Karbala, Iraq. The polls opened Wednesday for members of the Iraqi security forces, detainees and hospital patients. General voting is scheduled for Saturday.

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    Jan 28: Iraqi soldiers display their ink-stained fingers after casting their votes in the country's provincial elections in Najaf, Iraq. The polls opened Wednesday for members of the Iraqi security forces, detainees and hospital patients. General voting is scheduled for Saturday.

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    Jan 28: Iraqi soldiers stand outside a polling center in Najaf, Iraq. The polls opened Wednesday for members of the Iraqi security forces, detainees and hospital patients. General voting is scheduled for Saturday.

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    Jan 28: Iraqi policemen hold up their ink-stained fingers after casting their vote in the country's provincial elections in Baghdad, Iraq. The polls opened Wednesday for members of the Iraqi security forces, detainees and hospital patients. General voting is scheduled for Saturday.

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    Jan 28: A prisoner casts his vote in the country's provincial elections in Basra, Iraq's second-largest city, 340 miles southeast of Baghdad, Iraq. The polls opened Wednesday for members of the Iraqi security forces, detainees and hospital patients. General voting is scheduled for Saturday.

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    Jan 28: An Iraqi policeman stands guard at a polling center during early voting in the country's provincial elections in Baghdad, Iraq. The polls opened Wednesday for members of the Iraqi security forces, detainees and hospital patients. General voting is scheduled for Saturday.

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