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In Najaf, U.S.-Appointed Interim Mayor Faces Opposition

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In Najaf, U.S.-Appointed Interim Mayor Faces Opposition

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In Najaf, U.S.-Appointed Interim Mayor Faces Opposition

In Najaf, U.S.-Appointed Interim Mayor Faces Opposition

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Iraqis in the holy city of Najaf denounce U.S. support for an interim Sunni Muslim mayor and call for immediate elections. Najaf is home to a shrine sacred to Shia Muslims, who make up a majority of the country's population. American administrators, who have delayed elections twice, say they need more time to organize a legal vote. Hear NPR's Nick Spicer.

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