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Iraqi Parliament Holds Inaugural Session

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Iraqi Parliament Holds Inaugural Session

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Iraqi Parliament Holds Inaugural Session

Iraqi Parliament Holds Inaugural Session

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Iraq's Interim Prime Minister Iyad Allawi speaks during the country's parliament meeting in Baghdad, March 16. hide caption

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The new Iraqi National Assembly holds its first session Wednesday in Baghdad. The selection of a presidential council and the drafting a new constitution must wait until the two main political blocs complete a deal on forming a coalition government.