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Basra Residents Hope Election Will Improve Living Standards

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Basra Residents Hope Election Will Improve Living Standards

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Basra Residents Hope Election Will Improve Living Standards

Basra Residents Hope Election Will Improve Living Standards

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Iraqi police guard a school to be used as a polling station in central Basra. Reuters hide caption

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In Sunday's election in Iraq, Shiite voters are expected to come to the polls in large numbers. In the city of Basra, in southern Iraq, many hope the power of the ballot box will improve the standard of living.

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