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In Mosul’s ruins, Iraq election candidates vow bright future

Mohammad Salim writes for AFP:

Election posters plastered on the bullet-riddled wall of a girls' school in the Old City of Iraq's Mosul pledge a better future for those casting their ballot at a nationwide vote.

But the scenes of devastation that surround them almost 10 months after the Islamic State group (IS) was forced from the country's second city belie the hopeful claims.

Despite this backdrop of devastation, candidates are trying their hardest to drum up support.

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