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A man looks on as oil leaks into the Tigris River while smoke rises in Tikrit, north of Baghdad, April 17, 2014.
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Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki is seeking a third term. Many Iraqis fear another civil war, and think that Maliki is to blame.
Police said twelve people were killed and 39 others wounded in separate attacks across Iraq Sunday.
A wave of suicide bombings carried out by foreign volunteers entering Iraq from Syria is killing some 1,000 civilians a month, bringing the country back to the brink of civil war.
A university comes under attack in Baghdad Sunday with at least four people killed.
With fears that women's rights are being eroded in Iraq, prospective female lawmakers are determined to push women's issues to the fore of campaigning for this month's elections.
Iraqi security forces guard the main gate of a Shiite private college following a deadly suicide attack, in Baghdad's eastern neighborhood of Ur, Iraq, Sunday, April 20, 2014.
According to an AFP tally, violence has killed more than 460 people in Iraq this month alone and upwards of 2,700 this year.
Iraqi protestors carry a mock coffin symbolising the "dead conscious of the parliament" as they shout anti-government slogans during a demonstration ahead of Iraq's upcoming parliamentary elections, on April 19, 2014 in Baghdad's Fardus Square.
Police say the deadliest was outside the southern city of Samawah when two car bombs exploded simultaneously in a commercial area, killing seven civilians and wounding 17. The Shiite city is located 370 kilometers southeast of Baghdad.
Wounded Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans Yancy Baer and Chris Rosebrock bicycle down the Hai Van Pass in central Vietnam as part of a recent six-day, 320-mile trip to raise money for Vietnam veterans who want to return for the first time since the war, but who cannot afford to make the trip.
As many as 23 people were killed and 40 wounded in bombings and gunmen attacks across Iraq Saturday, security sources said.
Attacks across Iraq , including a series of bombings targeting shoppers in a Sunni neighbourhood in the capital Baghdad , have killed at least 16 people today.
Laura Cantin with Wasatch Adaptive, left, and Melissa Hansen, center, help retired Sgt.
Iraqi police say two bombs planted on a street full of shoppers in Baghdad have killed four people and wounded eight.
FULL aaaN ANOTHER MAINE SOLDIER HONORED TODAY ... BUT THIS ONE NEVER MADE IT HOME.... 10 YEARS AFTER HIS DEATH IN IRAQ, FAMILY AND FRIENDS OF ARMY NATIONAL GUARDSMAN CHRISTOPHER GELINEAU GATHERED AT THE UNIVIRSITY OF SOUTHERN MAINE TO COMMEMORATE HIS LIFE..