Masked Sunni gunmen chant slogans during a protest against Iraq's Shiite-led government, demanding that the Iraqi army not try to enter the city, in Falluja, 50 km (31 miles) west of Baghdad January ... more 
Masked Sunni gunmen chant slogans during a protest against Iraq's Shiite-led government, demanding that the Iraqi army not try to enter the city, in Falluja, 50 km (31 miles) west of Baghdad January 7, 2014. The Iraqi army deployed tanks and artillery around Falluja on Tuesday, security officials said, as local leaders in the besieged city urged al Qaeda-linked militants to leave in order to avert an impending military assault. Many in Iraq's once dominant Sunni Muslim minority, the main group in Anbar, share Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant's (ISIL) enmity toward Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki's Shi'ite-led government. But some tribal leaders in the province have been trying to steer a middle course between the two. REUTERS/Stringer (IRAQ - Tags: CIVIL UNREST POLITICS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) less 
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Tue, Jan 7, 2014 2:21 PM EST