Iraq

Anti-Government Protests Heat Up in Iraq

"Friday of honor" busiest protest day this week

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Tens of thousands of Iraqis have taken part in protests along a major western highway and in other parts of the country in fresh rallies against the government of Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki.

Massive demonstrations took place along a major highway near the city of Fallujah on Friday, declaring the day a "Friday of honor."