FILE - In this Dec. 25, 2009 file photo, a worker at the al-Fakkah oil field flashes the "victory" sign next to the Iraqi flag in Maysan province, south of Baghdad, Iraq. A senior Iraqi official on ... more 
FILE - In this Dec. 25, 2009 file photo, a worker at the al-Fakkah oil field flashes the "victory" sign next to the Iraqi flag in Maysan province, south of Baghdad, Iraq. A senior Iraqi official on Wednesday said his country expects to ramp up oil production to 4.5 million barrels per day by the end of next year from around 3.5 million barrels now, thanks to work by a handful of international oil companies developing the country’s prized oil and gas fields. (AP Photo/ Alaa al-Marjani, File) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Alaa al-Marjani, File
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