Bleeding Iraq

Print edition : January 24, 2014

The site of the bomb attack in Baghdad's Dora district on December 25. Photo: Ahmed Malik /REUTERS

Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki. Photo: Ahmed Saad/Reuters

Nawras al-Nuaimi, who was killed on December 15. Photo: By Special Arrangement

Lebanese security forces and firefighters at the scene of the huge car bomb explosion that rocked central Beirut on December 27, killing six people. Photo: AFP

Mohamad Chatah, a former Finance Minister and Ambassador to the United States, one of the six people killed in the December 27 bombing in Beirut. Photo: Ahmad Omar/AP

Violence has become routine across Iraq as an instrument of political power, and the situation has been aggravated by the spillover effect of the Syrian civil war.
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