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Basra's Shiites Celebrate Election Day

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Basra's Shiites Celebrate Election Day

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Basra's Shiites Celebrate Election Day

Basra's Shiites Celebrate Election Day

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A large number of voters went to polling stations in the Southern Iraqi city of Basra for the country's national elections. The city is populated mostly by Shiite Muslims. NPR's Liane Hansen speaks with NPR's Deborah Amos in Basra.