News I came here to vote for my friend.

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"I came here to vote for my friend."

"I came here to vote for my friend," said Bahjat, 23, a Sunni Arab and civil engineering graduate of Baghdad University. His closest friend, Mohammed Abdul Karrem, a Shiite Arab, was killed in an insurgent mortar attack in August that left Bahjat wounded. Four pieces of shrapnel are still in his body.

He woke up at 5 a.m., waiting for his polling station to open. "I am voting alone and fighting back tears," he said. "This is the only way available for me to fight the terrorists."
Yet even after a rocket killed three people at a polling place in Baghdad, residents asked if the voting could continue, according to Army Capt. Todd Napier, a commander with the 1st Squadron, 7th Cavalry, at the site.
These people know the power of voting, even if Americans (and the rest of the world) have forgotten.

http://www.usatoday.com/news/world/iraq/2005-01-30-iraq-voters_x.htm
 
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