Iraq's President Jalal Talabani (left) and Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki (right) talk during a parliament session in Baghdad
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Nouri Maliki reappointed Iraqi prime minister

Newly re-elected Iraqi President Jalal Talabani has reappointed Shia leader Nouri Maliki as prime minister.

The move comes after a deal was reached to end the months of political deadlock which followed inconclusive elections.

But the event was marred by a walkout by al-Iraqiyya, the main Sunni-backed alliance led by former PM Iyad Allawi.

The BBC's Jim Muir reports from Baghdad.

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