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** FILE ** Iraqi Vice President Tariq al-Hashemi speaks during an interview with the Associated Press near Sulaimaniyah, Iraq, 160 miles northeast of Baghdad, on Friday, Dec. 23, 2011. (AP Photo/Karim Kadim)
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** FILE ** Iraqi Vice President Tariq al-Hashemi speaks during an interview with the Associated Press near Sulaimaniyah, Iraq, 160 miles northeast of Baghdad, on Friday, Dec. 23, 2011. (AP Photo/Karim Kadim)

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