An employee of the Independent High Electoral Commission (IHEC) checks the numbers of boxes containing the regional parliamentary elections ballots, at a counting centre in Arbil, capital of the ... more 
An employee of the Independent High Electoral Commission (IHEC) checks the numbers of boxes containing the regional parliamentary elections ballots, at a counting centre in Arbil, capital of the autonomous Kurdistan region, about 350 km (230 miles) north of Baghdad, September 22, 2013. Iraqi Kurds voted on Saturday for a new parliament that analysts said was poised to lead the oil-producing region further down the road to greater autonomy from Baghdad. REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani (IRAQ - Tags: ELECTIONS POLITICS) less 
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