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Iraqis prepare for key elections amid rising violence

This was the disturbing scene inside an Iraqi hospital on Monday in Khanaqin. It's where the wounded were taken after a suicide bomber killed at least 30 people at a Kurdish political rally and wounded 50 others. It was one in a series of attacks that day that killed at least 50 people, just as the country prepares for key national elections on Wednesday. On Tuesday, many residents of the capital Baghdad vowed to go to polling stations despite the risk of violence. (SOUNDBITE) (Arabic) BAHJAT TALIB, CITIZEN, SAYING: "This is a crucial election for Iraq to change those that mar and destroy the country, so we have to go to polling stations whatever the condition will be." (SOUNDBITE) (Arabic) NEZAR KADHIM, CITIZEN, SAYING: "God willing, we are ready tomorrow to go with our families to take part in the election, everybody will be taking part since it is a crucial election, we will seek to change the reality of the situation from negative to posit

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