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Calm returns to Iraq's Basra after week of violent protests

Iraqi security forces stand guard at a checkpoint in Basra, Iraq, 550 kilometers southeast of Baghdad, Saturday, Sept. 8, 2018. Iraqi security forces deployed on the streets of Basra on Saturday, a day after protesters in the southern city stormed the Iranian consulate and torched government buildings in violence that rocked the oil-exporting Shiite heartland and sparked alarm across a conflict-weary country. (AP Photo/Nabil al-Jurani)

 

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