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Violence erupts at Iraq rally; 5 protesters killed

January 25th, 2013

Protesters chant slogans against Iraq's Shiite-led government next to burning an Iraqi army armored vehicle during clashes in Fallujah, 40 miles (65 kilometers) west of Baghdad, Iraq, Friday, Jan. 25, 2013. Iraqi troops shot dead five protesters Friday as they opened fire at stone-hurling demonstrators angry at the troops for preventing them from joining an anti-government rally west of Baghdad, officials said. (AP Photo/ Bilal Fawzi)BAGHDAD (AP) — Violence erupted on the outskirts of an anti-government protest in western Iraq on Friday when security forces killed five demonstrators — the first deaths at opposition rallies that have been raging for more than a month.

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