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Iraq attacks kill 73 as gunmen make gains in Anbar

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A wave of attacks in Iraq, including car bombs in Baghdad, killed 73 people on Wednesday as militants took more territory from security forces in crisis-hit Anbar province. 

Iraqi police stand guard at the site of a car bomb in central Baghdad, on January 15, 2014

The twin setbacks for authorities, grappling with Iraq's worst period of unrest since the country emerged from a sectarian war that killed tens of thousands, come just months before a parliamentary election.

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