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Baghdad Security Deflects Anti-government Protest

Baghdad was on lockdown Friday.   Fearing a repeat of last week's turmoil, when protesters stormed into the fortified International Zone (IZ) and broke into parliament, forcing lawmakers to flee for their lives, the government set up concrete barriers around the city. By late afternoon, however, the feared massive demonstration had not materialized.   The main Tigris River bridges have been sealed off with layers of concrete barriers, severing the routes from the planned...

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