Former Iraqi President Fuad Masum, center, and newly elected Iraqi President Barham Salih, attend the inauguration ceremony in Baghdad, Iraq, Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2018. Iraq's new president is set to take office after tapping Adel Abdul-Mahdi, 76, an independent Shiite politician and former vice president for the post of prime minister. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed)
Newly elected Iraqi President Barham Salih (left) stands next to former Iraqi President Fuad Masum. AP

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