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An Iraqi protester stands flashing the victory gesture outside the burning headquarters of the Iranian Consulate in Basra on Sept. 7. Haidar Mohammed Ali /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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An Iraqi protester waves a national flag while demonstrating outside the burnt-down local government headquarters in the southern city of Basra on Sept. 7, during demonstrations over problems including poor public services. Haidar Mohammed Ali/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Months Of Protests Roil Iraq's Oil Capital Basra

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An Iraqi demonstrator poses outside the torched Iranian consulate on Friday, as protests over poor public services broke out in the city of Basra. Haidar Mohammed Ali/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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