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Shiites Flex Political Clout in Iraq

In the second of a three-part series on the politics of post-Saddam Iraq, NPR's Ivan Watson reports on Iraq's majority Shiite Muslims, long oppressed by the former regime but now feeling the power of their numbers.

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Ivan Watson
Ivan Watson is currently based in Istanbul, Turkey. Following the 9-11 terrorist attacks, he has served as one of NPR's foreign "firemen," shuttling to and from hotspots around the Middle East and Central Asia.