Turnout for Iraqi Vote High Despite Violence

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Election workers count ballots in Basra

Election workers count ballots in Basra following Iraq's national election, Jan. 30, 2005. Reuters hide caption

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Iraqi officials say more than 8 million voters went to the polls Sunday, despite a string of suicide bombings and mortar attacks that killed at least 35 Iraqis. But turnout was very low among Sunnis, a group Iraq's interim government desperately wanted to include in the process.

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