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In Najaf, Voter Turnout High

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In Najaf, Voter Turnout High

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In Najaf, Voter Turnout High

In Najaf, Voter Turnout High

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In the predominately Shiite city of Najaf, south of Baghdad, voters turned out in large numbers. Some walked several miles to polling places. The Shiia religious leader Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani rallied Shiite Muslims to cast ballots in this election, though some voters said they were casting ballots for secular leaders.