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Candidate Nawal Abdel Rida says she lost two brothers to Saddam Hussein’s regime.
As a security guard waited behind her, one of the women running for office spoke to reporters at the Human Rights Center in Najaf yesterday.
Candidate Nawal Abdel Rida (L) says she lost two brothers to Saddam Hussein’s regime. At right, as a security guard waited behind her, one of the women running for office spoke to reporters at the Human Rights Center in Najaf yesterday. (Pool Photos/Marwan Naamani)

Iraq's female candidates raise voices before vote

By Thanassis Cambanis
Globe Staff / January 26, 2005

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NAJAF, Iraq -- Her full, traditional veil, which stands out even here in the religious capital of the socially conservative Shi'ite south, makes it hard for Anwar Uboud-Ali to see on the campaign trail. (Full article: 897 words)

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