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Iraq soccer bombing shreds hope for unity.

A widespread love of soccer is “one of the few things that unite Iraqis across ethnic and religious lines,” seen in how “violence dropped to unusually low levels as Iraqis sat transfixed through the nail-biting match.” But barely two hours after the game ended, two suicide car bombs exploded “amid throngs that poured into Baghdad’s streets after the Iraqi national soccer team edged South Korea to reach its first Asian Cup final. Police said at least 50 people were killed and 135 were injured.”

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