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Shiite Muslims in Iraq to See Unprecedented Political Power

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Shiite Muslims in Iraq to See Unprecedented Political Power

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Shiite Muslims in Iraq to See Unprecedented Political Power

Shiite Muslims in Iraq to See Unprecedented Political Power

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Official election results are days away, but the clear winner is Iraq's long suppressed Shiite Muslim majority. Sunni Muslims have ruled in this region for centuries. Many in the predominately Shiite city of Basra say they're focused not on any Sunni-Shiite Muslim political divide but on defining their country's future.

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