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PM 'certain' of victory as Iraqis vote despite attacks

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Iraqis defied a rash of attacks that killed 14 people Wednesday and voted in the first general election since US troops withdrew, with Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki proclaiming "certain" victory. 

Fully-veiled Iraqi women flash the sign for victory with their ink-stained fingers after casting their vote at a polling station in Baghdad on April 30, 2014

Around 60 percent of the country's 20 million eligible voters cast their ballots in the poll, which was hailed by the United States and United Nations as a rebuke to jihadists who sought to derail the parliamentary election.

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