AP PHOTOS: Iraq votes in parliamentary election

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A man and his wife show their inked fingers after casting their votes for parliamentary elections at a polling in Baghdad, Iraq, Wednesday, April 30, 2014. Iraq is holding its third parliamentary elections since the U.S.-led invasion that toppled dictator Saddam Hussein. More than 22 million voters are eligible to cast their ballots to choose 328 lawmakers out of more than 9,000 candidates. (AP Photo/ Karim Kadim)

A man and his wife show their inked fingers after casting their votes for parliamentary elections at a polling in Baghdad, Iraq, Wednesday, April 30, 2014. Iraq is holding its third parliamentary elections since the U.S.-led invasion that toppled dictator Saddam Hussein. More than 22 million voters are eligible to cast their ballots to choose 328 lawmakers out of more than 9,000 candidates. (AP Photo/ Karim Kadim)

Iraqi security forces personnel stand guard before opening ballots at a polling station in Baghdad, Iraq, Wednesday, April 30, 2014. A key election for a new Iraqi parliament was underway on Wednesday amid a massive security operation as the country continued to slide deeper into sectarian violence more than two years after U.S. forces left the country. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed)

An Iraqi man casts his vote at a polling station in Basra, Iraq’s second-largest city, 340 miles (550 kilometers) southeast of Baghdad, Iraq, Wednesday, April 30, 2014. Iraq is holding its third parliamentary elections since the U.S.-led invasion that toppled dictator Saddam Hussein. More than 22 million voters are eligible to cast their ballots to choose 328 lawmakers out of more than 9,000 candidates. (AP Photo/Nabil al-Jurani)

Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr casts his vote at a polling station in the Shiite holy city of Najaf, 100 miles (160 kilometers) south of Baghdad, Iraq, Wednesday, April 30, 2014. Iraq is holding its third parliamentary elections since the U.S.-led invasion that toppled dictator Saddam Hussein. More than 22 million voters are eligible to cast their ballots to choose 328 lawmakers out of more than 9,000 candidates. (AP Photo/Jaber al-Helo)

Security forces search people outside a polling station in Habaniyah town, near Fallujah Iraq, Wednesday, April 30, 2014. Local police reported several mortar attacks in Amiriyat al-Fallujah and Habaniyah town near Fallujah, near some voting centers that led to the injury of two persons. Iraq is holding its third parliamentary elections since the U.S.-led invasion that toppled dictator Saddam Hussein. More than 22 million voters are eligible to cast their ballots to choose 328 lawmakers out of more than 9,000 candidates. (AP Photo)

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