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Rights Group Reports Abuses In Secret Iraq Prisons

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Discord Over Election, Recount Cloud Iraq's Future

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Our Man In Iraq Leaves

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Iraq's Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki displays photographs of a man identified by the Iraqi government as al-Qaida in Iraq leader Abu Omar al-Baghdadi. Maliki announced the deaths of Baghdadi and another al-Qaida leader, Abu Ayyub al-Masri, on Monday. Iraqi Prime Minister office/Getty Images hide caption

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Iraq Credited With Deaths Of Al-Qaida Figures

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Iraq: Al-Qaida Leaders Killed, Election Recount

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U.S. Confirms Al-Qaida Leaders Killed In Iraq

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Iraqi Politicians Seek Input From Tehran, Riyadh

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Supporters of former Iraqi Prime Minister Ayad Allawi celebrate in Baghdad in March, after election results showed Allawi edging out current Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki. But Iraq's neighbors are nervous about instability in Iraq since the election, and some are quietly worried about the display of democracy in their backyard. Karim Kadim/AP hide caption

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Iraq's Neighbors Exhibit Some Postelection Fears

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In this photo from February 2010, an Iraqi man in Baghdad looks at a campaign poster for a woman candidate running in Iraq's March elections. By law, 25 percent of Iraq's parliament must be female — which means replacing men who would have won seats. Ali al-Saadi/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Iraqi Women Gear Up For Greater Role In Politics

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Iraqis: It's Taking Too Long To Form A Government

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Family members mourn Wednesday at the funeral of a victim killed in a bomb attack in Baghdad's Alawi district, a day after six bombs in the capital killed at least 35 people. The outburst of violence is intensifying fears that insurgents are making a return after a postelection political impasse. Ahmad al-Rubaye/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Attacks In Iraq Surge Amid Postelection Wrangling

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Random Attacks On The Increase In Iraq

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Leaked Video Depicts Civilian Deaths In Iraq

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Leaked U.S. Video Shows Deaths In Baghdad

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