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Iraqis serge towards the stage where Iraqi deputy premier Saleh... News PhotoArrival,City,Crisis,Escaping,Giving,Horizontal,Iraq,Journalist,Political Rally,Politics,Ramadi,Speech,Stage - Performance SpacePhotographer Collection: AFP 2012 AFPIraqis serge towards the stage where Iraqi deputy premier Saleh al-Mutlak arrived to give a speech on December 30, 2012, forcing him to flee a rally he was addressing on the outskirts of the western city of Ramadi, an AFP reporter said. The demonstrators, who have blocked a key highway connecting Iraq to Syria and Jordan for the past week over the alleged targeting of their Sunni Arab minority by the Shiite-led government in Baghdad, threw water bottles, stones and shoes at Mutlak before grabbing and hitting him. AFP PHOTO/AZHAR SHALLAL (Photo credit should read AZHAR SHALLAL/AFP/Getty Images)