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An Iraq member of the Sahwa or Awakening Council, up of former Sunni rebels who sided with US soldiers against Al-Qaeda during Iraq's brutal insurgency, stands guard at the entrance to a market close to the scene of a car bomb, in the Dora district of the capital Baghdad on December 25, 2013, that targeted the St. John church as worshippers left after Christmas Mass, killing at least 17 people, most of them Christians, security officials said.
An Iraq member of the Sahwa or Awakening Council, up of former Sunni rebels who sided with US soldiers against Al-Qaeda during Iraq's brutal insurgency, stands guard at the entrance to a market close to the scene of a car bomb, in the Dora district of the capital Baghdad on December 25, 2013, that targeted the St. John church as worshippers left after Christmas Mass, killing at least 17 people, most of them Christians, security officials said.

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