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At Least 42 Dead After Days Of Violent Protests In Iraq

The violence first erupted on Tuesday and has spread across Baghdad and much of the country's mainly Shiite south. Protesters are venting anger over a lack of jobs and poor infrastructure.

Iraqi security forces fired live rounds to disperse crowds of protesters in Baghdad on Friday, as the death toll from days of anti-government unrest has reached at least 42, according to officials.

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