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Turnout for Iraqi Vote High Despite Violence

Iraqi officials say more than 8 million voters went to the polls Sunday, despite a string of suicide bombings and mortar attacks that killed at least 35 Iraqis. But turnout was very low among Sunnis, a group Iraq's interim government desperately wanted to include in the process.

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International Correspondent Emily Harris is based in Jerusalem as part of NPR's Mideast team. Her post covers news related to Israel, the West Bank and Gaza Strip. She began this role in March of 2013.