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Iraqis Demonstrate Against Officials' Pensions

Hundreds of protesters demonstrated in Baghdad and other Iraqi cities against generous pensions received by lawmakers. The protests show the widespread anger about monthly payments of thousands of dollars and benefits that go to lawmakers and parliamentary officials in a country where many are struggling to get jobs and basic services.

Demonstrators rally against high pensions and benefits for Iraqi parliament members in Baghdad on August 31.
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Demonstrators rally against high pensions and benefits for Iraqi parliament members in Baghdad on August 31.

Protest in Samawa
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Protest in Samawa

Protest in Samawa
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Protest in Samawa

Protest in Samawa
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Protest in Samawa

Protest in Najaf
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Protest in Najaf

Protest in Najaf
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Protest in Najaf

Protest in Maysan
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Protest in Maysan

Protest in Maysan
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Protest in Maysan

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