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A leading Sunni tribal chief, Sheik Abu Ali al-Jubbouri says he misses former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein, who favored his sect. Hussein Malla/AP hide caption

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Will Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki be able to unite Iraq's various factions, or will he be forced out? Getty Images hide caption

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