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Shiite Politician Tapped to be Iraq's Prime Minister

Leading Shiite politician Ibrahim al-Jaafari is named Iraq's transitional prime minister. A religious conservative, Jaafari is also known for his political pragmatism. Also, President Jalal Talabani and his two vice presidents are sworn in.

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Philip Reeves
Philip Reeves is an award-winning international correspondent covering South America. Previously, he served as NPR's correspondent covering Pakistan, Afghanistan, and India.