Bombings Rip through Iraq in Lead-up to Arab Summit

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Coordinated explosions rattled eight cities in Iraq (Photo: BBC Video)

A wave of bombings rippled through Iraq today. The series of apparently coordinated explosions in 8 Iraqi cities killed more than 45 people. Reporter Sahar Issa of the McClatchy News Service in Baghdad tells host Lisa Mullins that the violence is unlikely to cancel the Arab League Summit. The BBC's Rami Ruhayem is in Erbil, northern Iraq. He tells that the semi-autonomous region of Kurdistan is the only area to escape the recent violence.