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CNN Evening News for Friday, Jan 28, 2005
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(Dearborn, Michigan: Aaron Brown) The new generation of Iraqis living in the US, who believe the elections can only make things better, featured; details given of the story of one Iraqi-American family living in Dearborn, Michigan, who are trying to decide if they should return to Iraq. [Sajad, Neam, Murtatha, Nabaa & Najwa ZALZALA†- talk about the vote, their Iraqi homeland & whether they should go back to help.]

(Dearborn: Chris Lawrence) The voting by Iraqi-Americans in five American cities featured. [American-born Iraqi Fatima al-HUSSEINI‡, her HUSBAND, two MEN - talk about the election.] The reaction of Iraqi immigrants versus those born here & the reaction of the people here versus those in Iraqi to the elections compared & discussed.

(Dearborn, Michigan: Aaron Brown) Report introduced.

(Baghdad: Christiane Amanpour) The preparations in Iraq to vote amidst expected violence featured; scenes shown from Baghdad of people in line for food before the security lockdown, of some campaigning & of people expressing their views; details given from leaflets warning Iraqis not to vote & of the view that this is democracy at the barrel of the gun. [Voter Sheikh Saad al-UBAIDA†- {thru translator} speaks out for voting.] The enormous ballot in this true national as well as provincial elections discussed & the list-based voting explained.

(Dearborn, Michigan: Aaron Brown) Report introduced.

(Baquba: Jane Arraf) The elections in Baquba featured; scenes shown from a radio station in the city north of Baghdad & the presence of US military & Iraqi police around the polling sites. [SOLDIER - describes the insurgent attacks.]

Brown, Aaron;
Lawrence, Chris;
Amanpour, Christiane;
Arraf, Jane

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