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ABC Evening News for Monday, Jan 17, 2005
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) The kidnapping in Mosul, Iraq, of the Catholic Archbishop, insurgent attacks against Iraqi security forces near Baquba, a suicide bomber's attack at a police station in Bayji & a statement from multi-national forces commander Gen. George Casey about the election violence reported.

(Baghdad: David Wright) The dangerous election campaign for the candidates featured; scenes shown from Baghdad of female Shiite candidate Salama al-Khafaji†, who has survived three assassination attempts. [KHAFAJI - says everyone is a target; explains she cannot pass from Baghdad; states she is fighting for a new future for the children of Iraq.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) The registering to vote by Iraqis living in exile noted; statistics cited on absentee voters.

(Chicago: Dean Reynolds) The absentee vote in the US featured; scenes shown from the registration sites in Detroit, Chicago & elsewhere. [Karbalaa Islamic Education Center Imam Husham al-HUSSAINY†- says "free at last."] [Registering, Noman SHUAR‡, two MEN - comment.]

Jennings, Peter;
Wright, David;
Reynolds, Dean

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