Women voters in Baghdad, 30 April
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Iraq election: Sectarian violence at 'shocking levels'

Iraq is experiencing its worst unrest since 2008 as the country votes in its first parliamentary elections since US troops withdrew three years ago.

The BBC's Kevin Connolly reports.

First broadcast on BBC Radio 4's Today programme on Wednesday 30 April.

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