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Iraqi President Jalal Talabani's office says he is in hospital for an unknown health problem

The office of Iraqi President Jalal Talabani says he has been admitted to the hospital for treatment of an unspecified health problem.

The president's office posted the brief statement on Tuesday on its official website. It says Talabani was taken to the hospital on Monday evening after showing signs of fatigue.

The statement gives no further details and says a medical report will be issued later. Talabani's spokesman could not immediately be reached.

The Iraqi presidency is a largely ceremonial post, though it does retain some powers under Iraq's constitution.