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An Iraqi policeman holds a document showing portraits of escaped detainees at a checkpoint in Basra, Iraq's second-largest city, 340 miles southeast of Baghdad, Iraq, Friday, Jan. 14, 2011. A dozen terror suspects disguised in police uniforms broke out of an Iraqi jail Friday, prompting a manhunt across the nation's south for what officials called a dangerous group of top-ranking insurgents linked to al Qaeda.(AP Photo/ Nabil al-Jurani)

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Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. (left) meets with Iraqi President Jalal Talabani in Baghdad on Thursday, Jan. 13, 2011. Mr. Biden arrived in Iraq earlier in the day for talks with the new government's leaders about the future of American troops in the country as they prepare to leave at year's end. (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo)

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Anti-American cleric Muqtada al-Sadr (center) is surrounded by bodyguards in the Shiite city of Najaf, Iraq, on Thursday. Hundreds of raucous supporters celebrated the return of the firebrand Iraqi cleric Thursday after his emergence from four years of exile in Iran, drawing a plea from him to show more discipline and restraint. (Associated Press)

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Anti-American cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, center, is surrounded by supporters in the Shi'ite city of Najaf, 100 miles south of Baghdad, Iraq, Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2011. Mr. al-Sadr, who led several Shi'ite uprisings against American forces in Iraq before going into exile in neighboring Iran almost four years ago, returned to Iraq Wednesday. (AP Photo/Alaa al-Marjani)

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Anti-U.S. Shi'ite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr delivers a Friday sermon in a mosque in Kufa, Iraq, on Sept. 22, 2006. Iraqi officials said Wednesday Jan. 5, 2011, Mr. al-Sadr returned to Iraq after a nearly 3-year absence.(AP Photo/Alaa Al-Marjani, File)

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Members of 1st Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division, based at Fort Stewart, Ga., sit in the belly of a C-17 aircraft at Sather Air Base in Baghdad as they begin their journey home after a year in Iraq on Nov. 30, 2010. (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo, File)

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A family walks past raw sewage in Basra, Iraq, earlier this month. Basra is strategically crucial for Iraq. With a population of about 3 million people, Basra is Iraq's second-largest province and home to about 70 percent of the country's proven oil reserves of 143.1 billion barrels. (Associated Press)

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Iraqi security forces inspect the scene of two suicide bombings in Ramadi, Iraq, 70 miles west of Baghdad, on Monday, Dec. 27, 2010. (AP Photo)

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People walk past a street vendor selling Christmas decorations in downtown Baghdad, Iraq, on Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2010. Church officials in Iraq say they have canceled some Christmas festivities in two northern cities over fears of insurgent attacks. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban)

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Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki waits to submit his new government for approval to the Iraqi parliament in Baghdad on Tuesday. Iraqi lawmakers unanimously approved the new government. (Associated Press)

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Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. (right) greets Iraqi Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari (center) before a meeting of the U.N. Security Council at the world body's headquarters in New York on Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2010. At left is Hamid al-Bayati, Iraq's U.N. ambassador. (AP Photo)

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In this photo released by the Iraqi government, Iraqi President Jalal Talabani (second from right) on Thursday formally asks Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki (second from left) to form the next government in Baghdad. Mr. al-Maliki agreed. (Associated Press)

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Founder of the WikiLeaks website, Julian Assange, poses prior to a press conference in London, Saturday, Oct. 23, 2010, when WikiLeaks revealed previously secret files on the Iraq war -- the biggest leak of secret information in U.S. history. (AP Photo/Lennart Preiss)

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Iraqi Sunni Muslims pray over the grave of a relative at a cemetery on the first day of Eid al-Adha in Baghdad, Iraq, Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2010. Muslims around the world gathered on Tuesday to celebrate Eid al-Adha, or the Feast of Sacrifice.(AP Photo/Karim Kadim)

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Iraqis enjoy a ride at Amusement City in Baghdad, Iraq, Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2010 at the start of the Islamic festival Eid al-Adha, or Feast of Sacrifice. (AP Photo/Karim Kadim)

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Iraqi President Jalal Talabani rejected a request by President Obama to give up his post in the new government. (Associated Press)

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Leaders of Iraq's main political blocs meeting Monday are (front row, from left) ex-Prime Minister Ibrahim Jafari, Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, President Jalal Talabani and ex- Prime Minister Ayad Allawi. (Iraqi government via Associated Press)

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Iraq's new Parliament convenes on June 14, only to adjourn 20 minutes later, keeping the session open but unattended to allow more time to choose its leadership. Sharp divisions among political blocs have prevented the formation of a new government, and not a single law has been debated. (Associated Press)

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Iraqi Christian lawmaker, Younadem Kana, center left, Iraq's top Catholic prelate, Chaldean Cardinal Emmanuel III Delly, center, and Bishop Shlimone Wardoni, center right, are seen outside Our Lady of Deliverance church the morning after its congregation was taken hostage in Baghdad, Iraq, Monday Nov. 1, 2010. Iraqi security forces stormed a Baghdad church where militants had taken an entire congregation hostage for four hours, leaving dozens of people dead, including a priest, Iraqi officials said Monday.(AP Photo/Hadi Mizban)

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Iran's supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, reportedly told his visitor, Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, that Iraq's 7-month-old political crisis needs to be resolved. (Iranian Supreme Leader's office via Associated Press)

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