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Fears of Violence Tinge Vote Preparations in Basra

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Fears of Violence Tinge Vote Preparations in Basra

Iraq

Fears of Violence Tinge Vote Preparations in Basra

Fears of Violence Tinge Vote Preparations in Basra

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In the town of Basra, in southern Iraq, police have set up checkpoints and closed some roads ahead of the election. Security forces are on high alert, though Basra politicians are confident that the vote will be relatively peaceful.