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Shiites Rush to Polls in Southern Iraq

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Shiites Rush to Polls in Southern Iraq

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Shiites Rush to Polls in Southern Iraq

Shiites Rush to Polls in Southern Iraq

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NPR's Deborah Amos reports from Basra, in the mainly Shiite south, where voting proceeded safely and efficiently under tight security. Turnout was strong, and the city was in a festive mood. Iraq's Shiite majority saw the vote as a chance to redress their age-old grievances against the country's Sunni minority.