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Campaigning Stops a Day Ahead of Iraq Vote

Campaigning around Iraq stopped Wednesday to give the country’s 15 million voters an opportunity to reflect before deciding who will govern their country for the next four years. Streets in Baghdad were eerily quiet the day before Thursday’s election, with police strictly enforcing a traffic ban. Only the noise from an occasional siren, sporadic gunshot or a U.S. helicopter overhead could be heard. Borders and airports have also been closed and the nighttime curfew has been extended in an effort to secure the vote. Full Story

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