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Calmer Basra Draws Iraq's Candidates

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Calmer Basra Draws Iraq's Candidates

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Calmer Basra Draws Iraq's Candidates

Calmer Basra Draws Iraq's Candidates

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A predominantly Shiite city with a substantial Sunni Muslim minority, Basra has been spared from much of the violence of recent months. As a result, the southern Iraqi city has seen more open campaigning for the Jan. 30 poll than Baghdad or other northerly towns.