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The Baltimore Sun

Conflict in Iraq

Iraqi Shiite men shout slogans in support for the call to arms in Baghdad, June 14, 2014. Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani urged followers to take up arms against a full-blown Sunni militant insurgency to topple Shi'ite Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki, escalating a conflict that threatens civil war and a possible break-up of the country.Ahmed Saad / Reuters