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Kurds See Chance at Iraqi Presidency

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Kurds See Chance at Iraqi Presidency

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Kurds See Chance at Iraqi Presidency

Kurds See Chance at Iraqi Presidency

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Kurdish men show their support for the Kurd leader and Iraqi presidential candidate Jalal Talabani in the northern Iraq city of Suleimaniya, Feb. 17, 2005. Reuters hide caption

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Iraq's Kurds won an unexpectedly large share of the vote in the Jan. 30 parliamentary elections. Kurdish leader Jalal Talabani could become president of Iraq, a political move that would raise the profile of a long-oppressed people.

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