Empowered by His Missteps, Shia Rivals Force Sadr to Back Down – For Now
Supporters of Shia cleric Muqtada al-Sadr demonstrate on the grounds of the Government Palace in Baghdad, Iraq, August 29. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban)

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