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Despite Progress, Iraqis Still Face Daily Challenges

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Despite Progress, Iraqis Still Face Daily Challenges

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Despite Progress, Iraqis Still Face Daily Challenges

Despite Progress, Iraqis Still Face Daily Challenges

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Baghdad's latest water shortage has lasted a week. Here, people fill containers with clean water, Dec. 28. Ali Al-Saadi/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Iraq's election commission is expected to release official poll results by the week's end. As Iraqis look to the future, a review of the past year reveals historic moments and progress — as well as ongoing electricity and water shortages and other day-to-day reminders of the challenges that remain.