Employees of the Independent High Electoral Commission (IHEC) count ballots during a regional parliamentary election after the closing of a polling station in Arbil, capital of the autonomous ... more 
Employees of the Independent High Electoral Commission (IHEC) count ballots during a regional parliamentary election after the closing of a polling station in Arbil, capital of the autonomous Kurdistan region, about 350 km (217 miles) north of Baghdad, September 21, 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/Azad Lashkari (IRAQ - Tags: ELECTIONS POLITICS) less 
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Reuters | Photo By AZAD LASHKARI / REUTERS
Sat, Sep 21, 2013 4:43 PM EDT