An Iraqi man reads a ballot list at a polling center during the country's provincial elections in Basra, 550 kilometers (340 miles) south of Baghdad, Iraq, Saturday, April 20, 2013. Polls opened amid tight security in Iraq on Saturday for regional elections in the country's first vote since the U.S. military withdrawal, marking an important test of the country's stability. (AP Photo/Nabil Al-Jurani)

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An Iraqi man reads a ballot list at a polling center during the country's provincial elections in Basra, 550 kilometers (340 miles) south of Baghdad, Iraq, Saturday, April 20, 2013. Polls opened amid tight security in Iraq on Saturday for regional elections in the country's first vote since the U.S. military withdrawal, marking an important test of the country's stability. (AP Photo/Nabil Al-Jurani)
An Iraqi man reads a ballot list at a polling center during the country's provincial elections in Basra, 550 kilometers (340 miles) south of Baghdad, Iraq, Saturday, April 20, 2013. Polls opened amid tight security in Iraq on Saturday for regional elections in the country's first vote since the U.S. military withdrawal, marking an important test of the country's stability. (AP Photo/Nabil Al-Jurani)
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