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An elderly Iraqi man shows his ink-stained finger after casting his vote at a polling center in Basra, Iraq's second-largest city, 340 miles (550 kilometers) southeast of Baghdad, Iraq, Wednesday, April 30, 2014. Iraq is holding its third parliamentary elections since the U.S.-led invasion that toppled dictator Saddam Hussein. More than 22 million voters are eligible to cast their ballots to choose 328 lawmakers out of more than 9,000 candidates. (AP Photo/ Nabil al-Jurani)

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A man and his wife show their inked fingers after casting their votes for parliamentary elections at a polling in Baghdad, Iraq, Wednesday, April 30, 2014. Iraq is holding its third parliamentary elections since the U.S.-led invasion that toppled dictator Saddam Hussein. More than 22 million voters are eligible to cast their ballots to choose 328 lawmakers out of more than 9,000 candidates. (AP Photo/ Karim Kadim)

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Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr shows an ink-stained finger after casting his vote at a polling station in the Shiite holy city of Najaf, 100 miles (160 kilometers) south of Baghdad, Iraq, Wednesday, April 30, 2014. Iraq is holding its third parliamentary elections since the U.S.-led invasion that toppled dictator Saddam Hussein. More than 22 million voters are eligible to cast their ballots to choose 328 lawmakers out of more than 9,000 candidates. (AP Photo/Jaber al-Helo)

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Iraqi women give the victory signs while showing their inked fingers after casting votes at a polling center in Baghdad, Iraq, Wednesday, April 30, 2014. A key election for a new Iraqi parliament was underway on Wednesday amid a massive security operation as the country continued to slide deeper into sectarian violence more than two years after U.S. forces left the country. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed)

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An Iraqi elderly woman shows her ink-stained finger after casting her vote inside a polling station for parliamentary elections in Baghdad, Iraq, Wednesday, April 30, 2014. Iraq is holding its third parliamentary elections since the U.S.-led invasion that toppled dictator Saddam Hussein. More than 22 million voters are eligible to cast their ballots to choose 328 lawmakers out of more than 9,000 candidates. (AP Photo/Karim Kadim)

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Kurdish regional President Massoud Barzani shows his ink-stained finger after casting his vote inside a polling station for parliamentary elections in Salah al-Din resort, Irbil, north of Baghdad, Iraq, Wednesday, April 30, 2014. Iraq is holding its third parliamentary elections since the U.S.-led invasion that toppled dictator Saddam Hussein. More than 22 million voters are eligible to cast their ballots to choose 328 lawmakers out of more than 9,000 candidates. (AP Photo)

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Members of Iraq's Special Weapons and Tactics Team (SWAT) stand guard in front of a polling station in Baghdad, Iraq, Wednesday, April 30, 2014. Iraq is holding its third parliamentary elections since the U.S.-led invasion that toppled dictator Saddam Hussein. More than 22 million voters are eligible to cast their ballots to choose 328 lawmakers out of more than 9,000 candidates. (AP Photo/Karim Kadim)

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A member of Iraq's Special Weapons and Tactics Team (SWAT) stands guard in front of a polling station in Baghdad, Iraq, Wednesday, April 30, 2014. Iraq is holding its third parliamentary elections since the U.S.-led invasion that toppled dictator Saddam Hussein. More than 22 million voters are eligible to cast their ballots to choose 328 lawmakers out of more than 9,000 candidates. (AP Photo/Karim Kadim)

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Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki prepares to cast his vote at a polling station in the heavily fortified Green Zone in Baghdad, Iraq, Wednesday, April 30, 2014. Iraq is holding its third parliamentary elections since the U.S.-led invasion that toppled dictator Saddam Hussein. More than 22 million voters are eligible to cast their ballots to choose 328 lawmakers out of more than 9,000 candidates. (AP Photo)

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An Iraqi man casts his vote at a polling station in Basra, Iraq's second-largest city, 340 miles (550 kilometers) southeast of Baghdad, Iraq, Wednesday, April 30, 2014. Iraq is holding its third parliamentary elections since the U.S.-led invasion that toppled dictator Saddam Hussein. More than 22 million voters are eligible to cast their ballots to choose 328 lawmakers out of more than 9,000 candidates. (AP Photo/Nabil al-Jurani)

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An Iraqi woman casts her vote inside a polling station for parliamentary elections in Baghdad, Iraq, Wednesday, April 30, 2014. Iraq is holding its third parliamentary elections since the U.S.-led invasion that toppled dictator Saddam Hussein. More than 22 million voters are eligible to cast their ballots to choose 328 lawmakers out of more than 9,000 candidates. (AP Photo/Karim Kadim)

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An Iraqi woman prepares to cast her vote at a polling center in Baghdad, Iraq, Wednesday, April 30, 2014. A key election for a new Iraqi parliament was underway on Wednesday amid a massive security operation as the country continued to slide deeper into sectarian violence more than two years after U.S. forces left the country. (AP Photo/ Khalid Mohammed)