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© Licensed to London News Pictures. 27/04/2014. Sulaimaniya, Iraq. A supporter of the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK) waves flag a flag bearing the face of the party leader, Jalal Talabani, and flashes a victory sign during celebrations in the lead up to the 2014 Iraqi parliamentary elections in Sulaimaniya, Iraqi-Kurdistan.
Although banned in other parts of Iraqi-Kurdistan, the days leading up to an election in Sulaimaniya sees political supporters of all the three main parties parading up and down the main street of the city, waving flags, honking horns, letting off fireworks and firing pistols and rifles into the air.
The period leading up to the elections, the fourth held since the 2003 coalition forces invasion, has already seen six polling stations in central Iraq hit by suicide bombers causing at least 27 deaths. Photo credit: Matt Cetti-Roberts/LNP
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