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Iraqi Assembly members balance death, democracy

Every day, Telba Attia used to drive through the heart of the insurgency to her job teaching agriculture at the university campus in Abu Ghraib, shrugging off with the aplomb of an academic the violence that might kill her at random. Now, however, Attia, a member of the National Assembly, has joined the ranks of citizen-legislators surprised to find themselves at the helm of Iraq’s sometimes bewildering progression to democracy — and directly in the crosshairs of an assassination campaign against members of the government. She has discarded her casual habits and now moves around Baghdad in a convoy of two sport utility vehicles with a team of bodyguards, machine guns ever at the ready. Full Story

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