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Shia Look for Gains in Iraq Election

Iraq's Shiite population seeks new political power after years of oppression. There are more Shia living in Iraq than Sunnis or Kurds. But there are fissures between Islamic and secular Shia, and it is unclear whether cleric Muqtada al-Sadr will participate in the elections. NPR's Emily Harris reports.

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International Correspondent Emily Harris is based in Jerusalem as part of NPR's Mideast team. Her post covers news related to Israel, the West Bank and Gaza Strip. She began this role in March of 2013.