Shiites Rush to Polls in Southern Iraq NPR's Deborah Amos reports from Basra, in the mainly Shiite south, where voting proceeded safely and efficiently under tight security. Turnout was strong, and the city was in a festive mood. Iraq's Shiite majority saw the vote as a chance to redress their age-old grievances against the country's Sunni minority.
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Shiites Rush to Polls in Southern Iraq

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Shiites Rush to Polls in Southern Iraq

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NPR's Deborah Amos reports from Basra, in the mainly Shiite south, where voting proceeded safely and efficiently under tight security. Turnout was strong, and the city was in a festive mood. Iraq's Shiite majority saw the vote as a chance to redress their age-old grievances against the country's Sunni minority.