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Iraq parliament session ends in chaos as turmoil deepens

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Iraq's new parliament broke up in chaos Tuesday, with lawmakers walking out and making threats despite calls for the urgent formation of a government to combat a Sunni militant onslaught. 

Iraqi Deputy Prime Minister Saleh al-Mutlaq (L) listens on as former Iraqi Speaker of Parliament Osama al-Nujaifi speaks during a press conference on July 1, 2014 in Baghdad

After a break called to calm soaring tempers, so many Sunni and Kurdish deputies stayed away that the quorum was lost, so a speaker could not be elected, and the session ended in disarray.

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