March 4, 2010 11:14 AM

Defying bombers, Iraqi security forces vote en masse

Shrapnel had flown into Ali al Tamimi's eyes, and both his legs were broken. Not even 24 hours after receiving the injuries in a bombing northeast of Baghdad, however, Tamimi cast a ballot from his hospital bed, joining hundreds of thousands of other Iraqis who voted Thursday in an early round reserved for those who might not be able to make it to the polls for Sunday's parliamentary election.

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