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Protesters chant anti-Iraqi government slogans during a protest at Tahrir Square in Baghdad Friday, Feb. 25, 2011. Hundreds of demonstrators converged on a square in central Baghdad as part of an anti-government rally inspired by uprisings across the Middle East and dubbed the "Day of Rage. "The banners in Arabic read "The people want to reform the regime".  (AP Photo/Karim Kadim)
Photo by: Karim Kadim
Protesters chant anti-Iraqi government slogans during a protest at Tahrir Square in Baghdad Friday, Feb. 25, 2011. Hundreds of demonstrators converged on a square in central Baghdad as part of an anti-government rally inspired by uprisings across the Middle East and dubbed the "Day of Rage. "The banners in Arabic read "The people want to reform the regime". (AP Photo/Karim Kadim)

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