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Welcoming ceremony

Iraqi President Jalal Talabani (right) and Turkish President Abdullah Gul (left) stand during a welcoming ceremony on Monday at the Presidential Palace in Baghdad, Iraq. It's the first vistit by a Turkish head of state to Iraq in 33 years. Gul is there to hold talks with senior Iraqi leaders.Getty Images photo by Wathiq Khuzaie