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Iraqi Protesters Storm Parliament in Baghdad, Set Up Sit-in

Protesters celebrate after bringing down concrete barriers leading to Baghdad's high-security Green Zone and the country's parliament, on July 30. 

Protesters celebrate after bringing down concrete barriers leading to Baghdad's high-security Green Zone and the country's parliament, on July 30. 

Photographer: Ahmad Al-Rubaye/AFP/Getty Images

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Baghdad (AP) -- Thousands of followers of an influential Shiite cleric stormed into Iraq's parliament on Saturday, for the second time this week, protesting government formation efforts led by his rivals, an alliance of Iran-backed groups.