A Quiet Election Day In Iraq, With Some Signs For Concern

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Amid Escalating Violence, Iraqis Head To Ballot Boxes

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One Day From Elections, Iraq Is Racked By Violence

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Iraqis Recall Al-Maliki's Lead In Return To Shiite Dominance

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On Cusp Of Third Term, Could Iraqi President Be A New Dictator?

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Election officials count ballots under the scrutiny of monitors in Iraq in 2005. Les Campbell from the National Democratic Institute worked as an election monitor during Iraq's 2005 elections, a job that came with a flak jacket and security detail. Sasa Kralj/AP hide caption

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The Risk And Reward Of Monitoring Elections In The Middle East

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Violence In Iraq Mars Runup To Election

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A Syrian woman cries as she leaves a residential block in Aleppo, Syria, reportedly hit by an explosives-filled barrel dropped by a government forces helicopter on March 18. Khaled Khatib/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Syria Gives Up Chemical Weapons ... But A War Rages On

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Rebel fighters inspect the wreckage of a Syrian army helicopter after the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, or ISIS, allegedly destroyed it in March in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo. Mohammed Al-Khatieb/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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For Extremists In Syria, Extortion Brings Piles Of Cash From Iraq

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Inmates To Be Moved Temporarily Out Of Infamous Iraqi Prison

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Iraqi Sunni masked protesters burn tires to block the main highway to Jordan and Syria, outside Fallujah, Iraq, on Dec. 30. Violence has returned to Iraq's Anbar province, with discontented ordinary Sunnis joining forces with al-Qaida-linked militants battling the Iraqi government. AP hide caption

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Sunni Discontent Fuels Growing Violence In Iraq's Anbar Province

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Despite Havoc, Syrian War Sparks Hope Among Kurdish Minority

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Kurdish Ambitions Get A Rude Awakening From Baghdad

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