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A Look at Grand Ayatollah Sistani
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A Look at Grand Ayatollah Sistani

A Look at Grand Ayatollah Sistani

A Look at Grand Ayatollah Sistani
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The Grand Ayatollah Ali Sistani has emerged as the most powerful Shiite leader in Iraq. This weekend, he went public with his opposition to the U.S. plan for a political transfer of power. NPR's Bob Edwards talks with Juan Cole, an expert on the Shiite religion in Iraq, about Sistani's influence.

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