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Radical Iraqi cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, speaks in a news conference in Tehran, Iran, Saturday, March 6, 2010. Anti-American cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, in a surprise news conference on the eve of the Iraqi election, has urged his followers to turn out and vote. (AP Photo/Fars News Agency, Hamed Malekpour)
Photo by: Hamed Malekpour
Radical Iraqi cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, speaks in a news conference in Tehran, Iran, Saturday, March 6, 2010. Anti-American cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, in a surprise news conference on the eve of the Iraqi election, has urged his followers to turn out and vote. (AP Photo/Fars News Agency, Hamed Malekpour)

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