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Deadly Wave of Car Bombs Strikes in Baghdad

A new wave of car bombings in Baghdad leaves dozens dead and wounded. Prime Minister Jawad al-Maliki begins efforts to form a national unity government.

Officials say that seven car bombs exploded across Baghdad on Monday, targeting civilians and police patrols. At least seven people were killed, and dozens more wounded.

The violence takes place as the country's new prime minister-designate, Jawad al Maliki, works to form a national unity government.

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Jamie Tarabay
After reporting from Iraq for two years as NPR's Baghdad Bureau Chief, Jamie Tarabay is now embarking on a two year project reporting on America's Muslims. The coverage will take in the country's approx 6 million Muslims, of different ethnic, socio-economic and cultural backgrounds, and the issues facing their daily lives as Americans.