Shiite domination of Iraqi capital on display during holy month, fueling tensions

November 14, 2014 5:30 AM

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Shiite domination of Iraqi capital on display during holy month, fueling tensions

In this Monday, Nov. 10, 2014 photo, people pass under Shiite banners in Ghadeer district in southeastern Baghdad, Iraq. Religious banners and portraits of Imam Hussein, a grandson of the Prophet Muhammad, hang from homes, bridges, stores and even colleges across much of Baghdad and can be seen even in Sunni-majority areas. They also adorn government buildings and hundreds of security checkpoints across the city, reinforcing Sunni fears that Shiite Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi is no less sectarian than his predecessor Nouri al-Maliki, whose policies were widely seen as aggravating Sunni grievances. (AP Photo/Karim Kadim) (The Associated Press)

In this Monday, Nov. 10, 2014 photo, a motorcycle passes by banners of religious leaders of Shiites in Sadr City Baghdad, Iraq. Religious banners and portraits of Imam Hussein, a grandson of the Prophet Muhammad, hang from homes, bridges, stores and even colleges across much of Baghdad and can be se...

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