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Wednesday, October 01, 2014, 5:27 a.m.

Iraq's al-Maliki agrees to step aside

Nouri al-Maliki, Iraq's prime minister for the past eight years, relinquished the post to his nominated replacement late Thursday, ending a political deadlock that has plunged the country into uncertainty as it fights a Sunni militant insurgency.

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Photographs by AHMED AL-HUSSEINI / AP

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