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Samera Kamal, 10, participates in a class with other young victims of Iraq violence at a program operated by Doctors Without Borders/Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) on July 28, 2011 in Amman, Jordan. Samera was severaly burned following a car bomb when she was walking to the market. MSF has been running a reconstructive-surgery program for war-wounded Iraqis since August 2006. The program, which helps Iraqis irrespective of age or ethnic/religious background, has thus far attended to roughly 1,500 cases. MSF was forced to pull out of Iraq in 2004 due to the escalating violence in the country. Following the years of violence in the country, the state of medical care in Iraq is poor. There is a chronic shortage of doctors and nurses and much of the country's hospitals are using outdated and damaged equipment. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images). August 20, 2011

The damaged interior of the holy family Syrian Catholic Church after an early morning car bomb attack in Kirkuk, 180 miles north of Baghdad, Iraq, Tuesday, Aug. 2, 2011. More than 10 people were injured in the attack, police said. (AP Photo/Emad Matti). August 7, 2011

Ahmed Saada, 14, right, washes his brother Lath Saasd, 3, in Baghdad, Iraq, Saturday, July 23, 2011. Residents in Baghdad suffered through another day of sweltering temperatures Saturday, made worse by power outages and fuel shortages in the capital city. Baghdad and many other parts of Iraq have been plagued by periodic fuel shortages and power outages. (AP Photo / Hadi Mizban). July 24, 2011

A boy cries during a funeral for Thursday's bomb attack victims in al-Shurta al-Rabaa district in Baghdad June 24, 2011. Three bombs exploded near a busy street market and a religious site in a mainly Shi'ite area of southwestern Baghdad on Thursday, killing at least 23 people and wounding scores of others. (REUTERS/Saad Shalash). June 26, 2011

Smoke billows from a burning car after an attack on a French embassy convoy in the Iraqi capital Baghdad. A bomb exploded next to a French embassy car in south Baghdad on Monday wounding seven Iraqis, but four French security personnel inside the armoured vehicle escaped unhurt. (AFP/Ali al-Saadi). June 23, 2011

Civil defence personnel inspect the site of a bomb attack in Basra, 550 km (342 miles) south of Baghdad, June 13, 2011. A suicide bomber blew up an explosives-filled vehicle at the entrance to a police unit in Iraq's southern oil port of Basra on Monday , killing five people and wounding 15. (REUTERS/Atef Hassan). June 19, 2011

People inspect the scene of two car bombs in Mosul, Saturday, June 11, 2011. Police and hospital officials in Mosul said two car bombs exploded in quick succession, killing and wounding number of people. At least one of the bombs seemed aimed at a police patrol. (AP Photo). June 12, 2011

Oil industry workers are seen at a newly inaugurated gas processing facility at Tuba oil field in the southern oil-rich province of Basra, Saturday, June 4, 2011. Wasfi Tahir Bashit, who oversees production at the field, said the facility will process 20,000 barrels of crude oil a day. It will help capturing 30 million cubic feet of associated natural gas which was being wasted due to lack of infrastructure. (AP Photo/ Nabil al-Jurani). June 9, 2011

A policeman inspects a damaged bus after a rocket landed in central Baghdad May 15, 2011. One person was killed and nine others wounded when nine Katyusha rockets landed in Baghdad's fortified Green Zone, where the U.S. embassy and Iraqi government officials' houses are located, and other central and southern areas of the Iraqi capital. (REUTERS/Saad Shalash). May 15, 2011

Iraqi Christian children break the painted eggs they received during celebrations after an Easter service at Chaldean Catholic church in Amman April 24, 2011. Millions of Iraqis fled Iraq after the 2003 U.S. invasion. (REUTERS/Ali Jarekji ). April 27, 2011

A woman and her granddaughter watch over a boy who was wounded in a bomb attack, at a hospital in Kirkuk, 155 miles north of Baghdad April 13, 2011. A car bomb killed one person and wounded 16 others, including three policemen, two women and three children, when it went off in southern Kirkuk. (REUTERS/Ako Rasheed ). April 14, 2011

Iraqi riot police lift their shields as some 4,000 people rally in Tahrir Square in the centre of the city of Sulaimaniyah, as clashes broke out following Friday Muslim prayers during protests against the two main Kurdish parties. (AFP/Shwan Mohammed). April 1, 2011

Temporary workers at the Independent High Electoral Commission (IHEC) chant slogans demanding permanent employment during a protest in Baghdad, Iraq, Saturday, March 26, 2011. The banners in Arabic reads,'Nouri al-Maliki- We are hungry ' and ' We sacrifice our blood.' (AP Photo/Karim Kadim). March 27, 2011

An Iraqi officer, left, hits and detains a journalist Mohammed al-rased, center, during a demonstration in Basra, Iraq's second-largest city, Friday, March 4, 2011. About 1,000 people converged on the Basra provincial council building. Last week the protests in the city led to the resignation of the governor. This week they were demanding that the provincial council step down and essential services such as water and electricity be improved. (AP Photo/Nabil al-Jurani). March 7, 2011

Protesters chant anti-government slogans during a demonstration in Baghdad, Iraq, Monday, Feb. 14, 2011. Hundreds of Iraqis rallied in central Baghdad against corruption and the lack of government services that have plagued this country for years. The banners in Arabic read, 'Iraqis oil wealth must go people and not to thieves' and 'From us love and from you hatred' and 'A lawmaker's salary can meet 500 widows' needs.' (AP Photo/Karim Kadim). February 14, 2011

Family members of Ahmed Ghafil hold a picture of his body while chanting anti-Iraqi government slogans in Baghdad, Iraq, Friday, Feb. 4, 2011. Ghafil's family says the man was killed when security forces broke into his house in the Abu al-Maalif area of southwestern Baghdad on Sunday night. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed). February 6, 2011

An Iraqi teenager is seen through a shattered car windshield after a bombing in Baghdad, Iraq, Sunday, Jan. 23, 2011. A flurry of morning bombs killed and wounded several across Baghdad Sunday, police said, in what one Iraqi official called an attempt to undermine security ahead of a much anticipated meeting of Arab heads of state in two months. (AP Photo/Karim Kadim). January 23, 2011

Security personnel inspect the site of a bomb attack in the holy city of Kerbala, about 50 miles south of Baghdad,January 20, 2011. Two separate car bombs killed up to 45 pilgrims on Thursday near the city of Kerbala ahead of the culmination of the major Shi'ite Muslim religious rite, a provincial official said. (REUTERS/Mushtaq Muhammed). January 20, 2011

An Iraqi man and his children are seen at a compound for the displaced in western Baghdad, Iraq, Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2011. An estimated 1.55 million people are still displaced inside Iraq, according to the International Organization for Migration. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban). January 9, 2011

Coffins of slain Christians, Fawzi Rahim, 76, and Janet Mekha, 78, are seen during their funeral Mass at St. George Chaldean Church in Baghdad, Iraq, Friday, Dec. 31, 2010. Militants in Iraq have attacked at least four Christian homes with a combination of grenades and bombs, killing and wounding a few people and sending fear into the country's already terrified tiny Christian community. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed). January 1, 2011

Shiite Muslims act out the story of Imam Hussein in an Ashura ritual in the shrine city of Karbala in central Iraq on December 15, as believers prepare to mark the religious event of Ashura on December 17 in commemoration of ten days of mourning for Imam Hussein, the grandson of Prophet Mohammed who was killed in the Battle of Karbala, in the year A.D. 680. (AFP/Mohammed Sawaf). December 19, 2010

Iraqi security forces survey the damage at the scene of a suicide attack near the Anbar provincial government offices in the restive city of Ramadi, west of Baghdad. Fourteen people including six policemen were killed in two attacks. (AFP/Azhar Shallal). December 12, 2010

Iraqi Catholics hold up protest signs after a mass at Our Lady of Salvation church in memory of the victims who were killed in the November attacks in Baghdad December 10, 2010. Fifty-two hostages and police were killed when Iraqi forces tried to free more than 100 Catholics taken hostage at the Our Lady of Salvation church during Sunday mass on November 1. (REUTERS/Thaier al-Sudani ). December 10, 2010

An Iraqi man inspects a destroyed bus in Baghdad, Iraq, Saturday, Dec. 4, 2010. A car exploded next to a bus carrying Iranian pilgrims in the Shiite area of Shula, killing and wounding scores of people. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban). December 04, 2010

Iraqi security forces stand guard at a checkpoint in Baghdad, Iraq, Saturday, Nov. 27, 2010. Iraqi government has tightened its security measures as Iraqi security forces has arrested at least 12 suspected al-Qaida insurgents believed to be behind a deadly Baghdad Our Lady of Salvation church siege a month ago. (AP Photo/Karim Kadim). November 28, 2010

Iraqi children enjoy clear weather at a local amusement park during the Muslim Eid al-Adha festival, in Baghdad, Iraq, Saturday, Nov. 20, 2010. (AP Photo/Karim Kadim). November 21, 2010

A woman grieves for the siege victims after a mass at the Roman Catholic Church, in Baghdad, Iraq, Sunday Nov. 7, 2010. Iraq's Christian churches are under heavy security following last Sunday's siege on Our Lady Of Salvation that left scores dead and wounded. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed). November 09, 2010

A victim of a bomb attack is treated at a hospital in Baghdad November 3, 2010. (REUTERS/Stringer). November 03, 2010

Iraq's supreme criminal court has sentenced former deputy prime minister Tareq Aziz, seen here in 2004, to death. (AFP/File/Karen Ballard). October 29, 2010

An Iraqi mother sits next to her sick child at the newly opened Basra Children's Hospital in Basra, Iraq's second-largest city, Thursday, Oct. 21, 2010. Basra celebrated Thursday the inauguration of a specialized children's hospital, a project championed by former U.S. First Lady, Laura Bush. (AP Photo/Nabil al-Jurani). October 21, 2010

An Iraqi emergency worker carries the lifeless body of 6-month-old Shahad Mohammed from the bombed out ruins of his home in Tikrit, , Iraq, Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2010. Iraqi officials say a bomb detonated near the house of a police officer in Saddam Hussein's hometown of Tikrit, killing his 6-month-old nephew and several other family members. (AP Photo/Bassim Daham). October 19, 2010

Yazidi worshippers take part in their main festival of Eid al-Jamma, which lasts for a week, at Lalish temple in a small mountain valley situated northwest of Mosul, October 7, 2010. (REUTERS/Stringer). October 13, 2010

Maitham Abbas, 12, lies in a hospital bed, with a bullet wound to the shoulder, as his father Abbas Haddad shows his X-ray following a firefight at the Al-Majar Al-Kabir police station in Iraq. (AFP/File/Mehdi Fedouach). October 12, 2010

File photo of Iraqi prisoners sitting in a cramped cell at a police station in the restive Diyala Province, northeast of Baghdad. Tens of thousands of detainees are being held without trial in Iraqi prisons and face violent and psychological abuse as well as other forms of mistreatment, Amnesty International has said. (AFP/David Furst) September 26, 2010

A doctor (R) treats a 90-year-old wounded woman at a hospital in Fallujah, 31 miles west of Baghdad September 15, 2010. At least seven people were killed on Wednesday in a raid by Iraqi and U.S. security forces on three houses in the city of Fallujah. At least four other people, including a 90-year-old woman, were wounded in the raid. (REUTERS/Mohanned Faisal) September 18, 2010

An Iraqi man works in an ice factory in Baghdad, Iraq, Friday, Aug. 27, 2010. Iraqi lawmakers should use their salaries to buy ice for the poor who are suffering through a miserably hot summer without electricity, an aide to Iraq's top Shiite cleric said Friday. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban) August 30, 2010

Policemen face residents protesting in Nassiriya, 185 miles southeast of Baghdad August 22, 2010. Iraqi police used water cannons and batons to disperse protesters in the southern city of Nassiriya after protests flared up over crippling electricity shortages and inadequate services. Residents protest that America has left them with a worse infrastructure than before the 2003 invasion. (REUTERS/Stringer) August 22, 2010

Iraqi men evacuate a victim from the scene of an explosion in Basra, Iraq's second-largest city, Saturday, August 7, 2010. (AP Photo/ Nabil al-Jurani) August 08, 2010

An Iraqi man chants"America Go Home" as Iraqis protest the U.S. occupation in Baghdad's, Sadr City disrtrict, Friday. (August 06, 2010)

A man lies injured after a suicide bomber driving a minibus struck outside the office of the Al-Arabiya television station in Baghdad, Iraq, Monday, July 26, 2010. (AP Photo). July 26, 2010

Residents search through the debris of a destroyed house after a bomb attack in Ramadi, 100 km (60 miles) west of Baghdad, July 8, 2010. Four policemen were killed and six wounded in western Ramadi, after bombs planted near the houses of local policemen went off, followed by a roadside bomb when security forces arrived at the blast scene. (REUTERS/Ali al-Mashhdani). July 8, 2010

A destroyed car is towed away from the bombing scene in western Adil neighborhood of Baghdad. A bomb hidden under the car destroyed it and several others Iraq, Tuesday, July 1, 2010. (AP Photo/Karim Kadim). July 1, 2010

Kurdish villagers await food handouts from the International Committee of the Red Cross at a refugee camp for families displaced by Turkish and Iranian bombardments of Kurdish guerrillas in the far north of Iraq. (Asso Ahmed/LA Times). June 29, 2010

A girl injured by a bombing is comforted by her parents at a hospital in Kirkuk, Thursday, June 24, 2010. (AP Photo/Emad Matti). June 27, 2010

An Iraqi man passes near a bank that was severely damaged in a car bomb attack in Baghdad, Iraq, Monday, June 21, 2010. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban). June 22, 2010

Iraqis chant slogans demanding more electricity in Basra, Iraq's second-largest city, Saturday, June 19, 2010. Hundreds of protesters rallied in Basra to protest the lack of electricity as summertime temperatures soar above 120 degrees and many homes are left without electricity. The demonstration turned violent when protesters started throwing stones at the provincial council building and set fire to a guard's cabin, causing government security forces to fire into the air to disperse the crowd. (AP Photo). June 19, 2010

Iraqis watch the speaker Fouad Massom on TV at a cafe in Baghdad, Iraq, Monday, June 14, 2010. Iraq's new parliament convened Monday but postponed a decision on a new president as the country remains in political limbo three months after inconclusive national elections. (AP Photo/Karim Kadim). June 15, 2010

A wounded man is treated in a hospital in Baghdad, Iraq, Sunday, June 13, 2010, following a series of explosions. (AP Photo/Adil al-Khazali). June 13, 2010

Residents gather at the Shorja wholesale market during a sandstorm in Baghdad June 7, 2010. (REUTERS/Saad Shalash). June 7, 2010

An Iraqi Army soldier inspects a damaged house which was used by insurgents as a workshop to manufacture bombs, and was destroyed yesterday while they were preparing a bomb in Baghdad's Sabaa al-Bor suburb, Iraq, Wednesday, June 2, 2010. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban). June 2, 2010

Iraqi soldiers secure an area in Baghdad. Masked gunmen swooped on Baghdad jewellers in a morning rampage, killing at least eight people and bombing almost a dozen stores after robbing them.(AFP/Ali al-Saadi). May 25, 2010

Maryam Mohammed, 5, lies in a hospital bed after she was wounded in a car bomb attack in Mosul, north of Baghdad, Iraq, Saturday, May 22, 2010. A parked car bomb detonated near the Arafa mosque on Friday night. (AP Photo). May 22, 2010

A man is treated at a hospital after he was wounded in a suicide attack at a hospital in Dahuk, Iraq, Friday, May 14, 2010. Three suicide bombers blew themselves up at a sports field during a soccer game on Friday evening in the town of Tal Afar (AP Photo). May 15, 2010

Iraqi students demonstrate in Sulaimaniyah, 260 kilometers (160 miles) northeast of Baghdad, Iraq, Saturday, May 8, 2010. Hundreds of students have demonstrated in Iraq's northern Kurdish region over the kidnap and murder of Kurdish journalist, Sardasht Othman, seen in the poster, blaming the local government for his death. (AP Photo / Yahya Ahmed). May 8, 2010

Hamdiyah al-Hussaini of the Independent High Electoral Commission (IHEC), speaks to reporters in Baghdad, Iraq, Thursday, April 29, 2010. Al-Hussaini told reporters that the Baghdad recount will begin Monday for all Baghdad ballot boxes. Recounting all the ballots from the key Baghdad province will take around two to three weeks, Iraq's election commission said Thursday, further delaying the formation of a long awaited new government. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban). May 1, 2010

A man carries an injured girl from a hospital in Baghdad, Iraq, after a warehouse bombing Wednesday, April 14, 2010. (AP Photo/Karim Kadim). April 16, 2010

Iraqi Christians light candles after attending Easter services at Virgin Mary Church in Baghdad, Iraq, Sunday, April 4, 2010. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed). April 4, 2010

Iraqi army soldiers are seen during a training course in Taji, Iraq, Monday, March 29, 2010. (AP Photo/Karim Kadim). April 3, 2010

A man paddles a boat at the Tigris River in Baghdad March 29, 2010. The Tigris and Eupherates rivers, but Iraq's waterways face a threat from low flows and rising pollution. (REUTERS/Mohammed Ameen). March 31, 2010

Former Iraqi Prime Minister Ayad Allawi speaks to his supporters after the full election results released Friday for Iraq's 325-seat parliament show Allawi winning 91 seats, edging out Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki's 89 seats in Baghdad, Iraq, Friday, March 26, 2010. (AP Photo/ Khalid Mohammed). March 28, 2010

Relatives carry the coffin of Mohammed Kadim, 45, during his funeral procession in Baghdad, Iraq, Monday, March 22, 2010. Iraqi police and hospital officials say gunmen riding a motorcycle shot dead two municipal officials in Baghdad. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban). March 23, 2010

An Iraqi father holds a picture of his son at a cemetery for Kurdish poison gas victims in the town of Halabja 160 miles northeast of Baghdad March 16, 2010. Officials and residents in the Kurdistan region commemorate the anniversary of 1988 poison gas attack that killed thousands of people during Saddam Hussein era. (REUTERS/Jamal Penjweny). March 18, 2010

Children fill recycling bins with water due to a water scarcity in Sadr City, northeastern Baghdad March 12, 2010. (REUTERS/Karim Raheem). March 12, 2010

Iraqi workers at the Independent High Electoral Commission (IHEC) headquarters in Baghdad seal and store ballot boxes. Iraq awaited initial results from polls touted as a test of its young democracy, with Baghdad holding the key as the prime minister's list and its top secular rival jockeyed for pole position. (AFP/Ahmad al-Rubaye). March 9, 2010

A boy hurt in the blast is seen in al-Hakim hospital in Najaf, after a car bomb exploded near a bus for pilgrims in the Shiite holy city of Najaf in Iraq, Saturday, March 6, 2010 on the eve of key national elections. A group of Iranian and Iraqi pilgrims were waiting to board the bus after visiting a famous shrine when the blast occurred about 100 yards away killing at least three people, including two Iranians, according to officials. (AP Photo/Alaa al-Marjani). March 7, 2010

In this photo taken Friday, Feb. 26, 2010, Jenan Mubarak, left, a candidate with the Iraq Unity Alliance, speaks to supporters at a campaign event in Baghdad, Iraq. Iraq's national election is set for March 7. (AP Photo/ Karim Kadim). March 3, 2010

A Babylonian clay foundation cone, ca. 2100 BC, is displayed at the Iraqi Embassy in Washington, Thursday, Feb. 25, 2010. The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) announced Thursday, that the U.S. will return thousands of Iraqi artifacts looted by invading soldiers to the Government of Iraq. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana). February 26, 2010

Mourners stand near the coffins of Hussein Majid, his pregnant wife and their six children for burial in the Shiite city of Najaf, Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2010. Eight members of the family were killed in the worst incident of a bloody day across Iraq that left at least 23 dead. The spate of attacks - and the fact that some of the family were beheaded - raised fears that some agency is trying to re-ignite sectarian warfare at a time when the country is preparing for critical March elections. (AP Photo/Alaa al-Marjani). February 24, 2010

A resident walks past a torn election poster of Iraq's Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki in Basra, Iraq's second largest city, on February 21, 2010. (REUTERS/Atef Hassan). February 21, 2010

An Iraqi boy clutches his mother's hand as US, Kurdish and Iraqi security forces hand out humanitarian supplies on the outskirts of Kirkuk, north of Baghdad, Iraq, Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2010. (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo). February 20, 2010

A man walks past a damaged house belonging to the Coalition Liberal and Free National Salvation after a bomb attack in Baghdad February 15, 2010. A person was wounded during the attack, police said.
REUTERS/Mohammed Ameen). February 15, 2010

An Iraqi man shops for a Valentine's Day present in central Baghdad, Iraq, Sunday, Feb. 14, 2010. Some Iraqis are marking Valentine's Day and shopping for gifts for their loved ones. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban). February 14, 2010

A Iraqi man holding a chicken passes an election campaign poster for candidate Nazin Hussein Faizullah, a candidate with the Kurdistan Coalition, in Baghdad, Iraq, Friday, Feb. 12, 2010. Iraq has officially kicked off the election season ahead of the March nationwide vote. Campaign posters were plastered across Baghdad and other cities on Friday, urging people to the polls. (AP Photo/ Hadi Mizban). February 12, 2010

Families of the victims of the September 2007 shooting by Blackwater security guards are seen at the prime minister's office in Baghdad, Iraq, Monday, Jan. 18. 2010. Iraq's government has started collecting signatures for a class-action lawsuit from victims who were wounded or lost family in incidents involving the U.S. private security firm Xe formerly known as Blackwater. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban). January 19, 2010

An Iraqi Christian woman attends Christmas Eve mass in Baghdad, Iraq, Thursday, Dec. 24, 2009.
(AP Photo/Hadi Mizban). January 10, 2010

Iraqi security forces inspect the site of a car bomb attack at the al-baiyaa area of western Baghdad, Iraq, Saturday, Jan. 2, 2010. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed). January 2, 2010

Iraqi soldiers stand guard near blindfolded suspects after they were arrested by the Iraqi army during a search operation in Kirkuk, 155 miles north of Baghdad December 26, 2009. Iraqi security forces arrested four suspects with a large quantity of ammunitions on Saturday during a raid and security operation conducted in Kirkuk, police said. (REUTERS/Ako Rasheed). December 31, 2009

Iraqi Muslims and Christians light candles and prayed for peace at a Church in Baghdad, Iraq, Friday, Dec. 25, 2009, during Christmas and Ashoura. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed). December 26, 2009

This Nov. 28, 2009 file photo shows Iraqi boys pointing their new plastic toy guns at another boy as they play, in Najaf, 100 miles south of Baghdad, Iraq.
(AP Photo/Alaa al-Marjani, File). December 10, 2009

Iraqis visit Al-Zawraa park in Baghdad November 6, 2009. As the bombings and shootings have receded, families are starting to return to the park in droves -- so many, in fact, that officials are now desperate to expand the park which is home for the zoo to make space for them all. (REUTERS/Mohammed Ameen). November 19, 2009

Iraqi police officers attend their graduation ceremony at a police academy in Baghdad November 9, 2009. About 517 police officers, 50 of whom are female, graduated on Monday from the police academy after six months of training, an Iraqi police source said. (REUTERS/Saad Shalash). November 12, 2009

School girls cross a street after heavy rainfall, in the Fadl neighborhood of Baghdad, Iraq, Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2009. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban). October 28, 2009

Mohammed Abdulla, 51, lies in a hospital bed after he was wounded when a bomb attached to a minibus exploded in the neighborhood of Shaab in Baghdad, Iraq, Monday, Oct. 19, 2009. (AP Photo/Karim Kadim). October 21, 2009

Iraqi men inspect a bridge destroyed in a truck bomb attack in Ramadi, 70 miles west of Baghdad, Iraq, Saturday, Oct. 17, 2009. A suicide bomber driving an explosives-laden truck destroyed the key bridge Saturday on a highway used by the departing U.S. military. (AP Photo). October 17, 2009

An Iraqi policeman stands next to a man who was wounded after a bomb attack inside a market in Fallujah October 6, 2009. A minibus bomb exploded at a market in the western Iraqi town of Amiriya on Tuesday, killing at least nine people and wounding 31, a local official said. (REUTERS/Yassir Faisal). October 7, 2009

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Goodwill Ambassador Angelina Jolie interacts with an Iraqi refugee family living in Jaramana, a suburb in southern Damascus October 2, 2009. (REUTERS/S.Malkawi). October 3, 2009

Residents swim at Habaniya Lake, which is located near a tourist village 53 miles west of Baghdad, September 25, 2009. (REUTERS/Yinassir Faisal ). September 26, 2009

Residents wait for free food distributed for the needy during the fasting month of Ramadan at the Sunni mosque of Abdul Qadir al-Gailani in Baghdad September 16, 2009. (REUTERS/Saad Shalash). September 16, 2009

Relatives of Iraqi reporter Muntazer al-Zaidi celebrate at his house before his release in Baghdad September 13, 2009. Zaidi, the Iraqi reporter who became famous worldwide when he threw his shoes at then U.S. President George W. Bush, is thought likely to get a hero's welcome if he is freed from jail, as expected, on Monday. (REUTERS/Mohammed Ameen). September 13, 2009

Iraqis drive a blood stained vehicle carrying the body of a victim into the grounds of the hospital in the northeastern town of Baquba on September 7. Ten Iraqi policemen and four American soldiers have been killed in a spate of roadside bomb attacks across the country, in the bloodiest day for the US military in five months. (AFP/Str). September 8, 2009

A medic transports the body of a young boy killed after playing with a hand grenade in Kirkuk, Monday, Sept. 7, 2009. Police said two boys were killed when they played with a hand grenade they found in a stream. (AP Photo/Emad Matti). September 7, 2009

An injured man is brought to the general hospital in the northeastern town of Baquba, 60 kms from Baghdad after a roadside bomb exploded there last week. Violent deaths in Iraq hit a 13-month high in August, official figures have shown raising fresh concerns about the country's stability after a government admission that security is worsening.
(AFP/File). September 1, 2009

Iraqi women wait to buy traditional sweets at a shop in central Baghdad, Iraq, Sunday, Aug. 23, 2009. Muslims throughout the world are celebrating the holy fasting month of Ramadan, the holiest month in Islamic calendar, refraining from eating, drinking, and smoking from dawn to dusk. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban). August 24, 2009

An Iraqi man inspects a damaged cafe in Baghdad, Iraq, Monday, Aug. 17, 2009. Two bombs hidden in a plastic bags near a falafel stand exploded simultaneously, killing four people and wounding 25 others. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban). August 18, 2009

A Shiite Mulsim woman lights a candle at a shrine in the Iraqi holy city of Kerbala. (AFP/Mohammed Sawaf). August 16, 2009

Protesters hold signs as they chant slogans against the Iraqi government decision to block certain internet sites and impose control over the publication of books at Al-Mutanabi Street in Baghdad August 14, 2009. Iraqis including journalists, writers and booksellers demonstrated in central Baghdad on Friday against what they say is state censorship. (REUTERS/Mohammed Ameen). August 14, 2009

Umm Haider, 45, holds the hand of her nephew, Sajaad Akeel, 8, at a hospital in the northern city of Mosul, Monday, Aug. 10, 2009. Akeel lost 13 members of his family after a double truck bombing tore through a Shiite minority community near Mosul. A series of blasts struck Baghdad Monday in a wave of predawn violence that killed at least 40 people, according to Iraqi officials. (AP Photo). August 10, 2009

The Azmar mountains north of the Iraqi Kurdistan city of Sulaimaniyah. Iran has arrested three Americans who "infiltrated" through the border with Iraq, state-owned Al-Alam television said on Saturday, as another official channel said they were military personnel. (AFP/File/Sabah Arar). August 1, 2009

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A Kurdish policewoman casts her vote at a ballot box during special early voting for regional parliament elections at a polling station in Sulaimaniya, 160 miles northeast of Baghdad July 23, 2009. (REUTERS/Jamal Penjweny). July 23, 2009

A farmer sorts dates after picking them from palm trees inside a date palm orchard during the harvest in Abul Khasib, 285 miles southeast of Baghdad, July 19, 2009. (REUTERS/Atef Hassan). July 21, 2009

A boy jumps into a canal for a swim in Abul Khasib, 285 miles southeast of Baghdad, July 19, 2009. (REUTERS/Atef Hassan). July 19, 2009

A worker sifts through the debris inside a Christian church after a bombing in Mosul, Monday, July 13, 2009. Iraqi authorities Monday imposed vehicle bans in two mostly Christian towns and increased security around churches in Baghdad after attacks targeting the Christian minority. Fearing car bombs, authorities on Monday imposed vehicle bans in the towns of Tilkaif and Hamdaniyah, predominantly Christian towns near the northern city of Mosul.
(AP Photo). July 13, 2009

Iraqi soccer fans are seen during their friendly soccer match against the Palestinian team in Irbil/Arbil, a city in the Kurdish controlled north, Iraq, Friday, July 10, 2009. Iraq won its first home soccer game since 2002 in a stadium packed with 25,000 fans, defeating the Palestinian team 3-0 in a contest that was as much about the nation's struggle for stability as it was about sports. (AP Photo/Karim Karim). July 12, 2009

An Iranian-Kurdish child is pictured at a refugee camp in Zejnikan, just north of the Kurdish city of Arbil, in 2007. The United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) has said that almost 200 Iranian-Kurd refugees have been moved from a makeshift camp on the Iraq-Jordan border to a larger camp near Syria. (AFP/File/Ahmad al-Rubaye). July 10, 2009

Iraqi families celebrate in Basra, Tuesday, June 30, 2009. U.S. troops pulled out of Iraqi cities on Tuesday in the first step toward winding down the American war effort by the end of 2011. (AP Photo/Nabil al-Jurani). July 1, 2009

Iraqi children jump into the Euphrates River on a hot and sunny day in Kerbala, June 14, 2009. (REUTERS/Mushtaq Muhammad). June 14, 2009

US President Barack Obama's speech is live on a TV at a cafe in Sulaimaniyah in the Kurdish area of northern Iraq Thursday, June 4, 2009. In his address to the Muslim world from Cairo, Egypt, Thursday, President Obama called for a 'new beginning between the United States and Muslims' Thursday and said together, they could confront violent extremism across the globe and advance the timeless search for peace in the Middle East. (AP Photo/Yahya Ahmed). June 6, 2009

Men clean up at a warehouse heavily damaged in a fire in Basra, Iraq, Monday, May 11, 2009. A huge fire erupted at a wholesale market in central Basra Sunday night, damaging as many as twenty different warehouses. (AP Photo/Nabil al-Jurani). May 12, 2009

An orphan from Baghdad's Sunni Azamiyah neighborhood, front right, and a Shiite orphan from Shiite Kazimiyah neighborhood, front left, exchange kisses during a celebration in Baghdad, Iraq, Sunday, May 3, 2009. The orphans whose parents perished in sectarian violence in Baghdad hugged each other and exchanged Iraqi flags during a ceremony that symbolized Iraqi unity in Baghdad's Azamiyah neighborhood Sunday. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed). May 3, 2009

Iraqi attend Easter Mass in a church in Baghdad, Iraq, Sunday, April 12, 2009. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban). April 12, 2009

Iraqis attend Palm Sunday services at the Virgin Mary Church in Baghdad, Iraq, Sunday, April 5, 2009. Palm Sunday marks the beginning of Holy Week, leading up to Good Friday. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban). April 05, 2009

People shop at a market in central Kirkuk, Thursday, March 26, 2009. Seeking to head off a wave of ethnic violence, the United Nations will call for a new and risky power-sharing system of government in the northern region Kirkuk, according to officials in one of Iraq's most deeply divided provinces. (AP Photo/Yahya Ahmed). March 29, 2009

Women cry during a funeral of people who died in yesterday's suicide bombing in Jalula, 80 miles northeast of Baghdad, Iraq, Tuesday, March 24, 2009. A suicide bomber struck a tent filled Monday with Kurdish funeral mourners, unleashing a huge fireball that killed at least 23 people in a northern town where Kurds and Arabs are competing for power. (AP Photo/Adem Hadei). March 24, 2009

Detainees pray at a U.S. military detention facility Camp Bucca, Iraq, Monday, March 16, 2009. Thousands of Iraqi citizens remain behind bars as prisoners of U.S. occupation forces. (AP Photo/Dusan Vranic). March 18, 2009

A boy watches Iraqi policemen leave his home during a joint search operation with U.S. troops in southwestern Mosul, Saturday, March 14, 2009. (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo). March 15, 2009

A U.S. soldier takes a thumbprint of a detainee before his release in Baghdad March 12, 2009. About 11 detainees were released from the U.S. detention facility at Camp Bucca on Thursday, according to the U.S. army. No Iraqi citizen is safe from arrests and detainment by occupation troops.. (REUTERS/Mohammed Ameen). March 12, 2009

Schoolgirls rush past U.S. soldiers patrolling a road in Baghdad's Hurriya district on March 5, 2009. (REUTERS/Mohammed Ameen). March 07, 2009

A girl kisses her father after his release from the U.S. detention facility at Camp Bucca, in Baghdad's Shaab District March 1, 2009. About eight detainees were released from the detention facility in Shaab District, northern Baghdad, on Sunday. Thousands more remain in U.S. military hands. (REUTERS/Thaier al-Sudani). March 01, 2009

A newly released detainee kisses his son at Baghdad's Um al-Qura mosque February 22, 2009. About 64 detainees were released from the U.S. detention facility at Camp Bucca on Sunday. Thousands of Iraqi citizens remain imprisoned by U.S. forces. (REUTERS/Saad Shalash). February 22, 2009

Residents offer tea on the road for Shi'ite pilgrims visiting the holy city of Kerbala to mark Arbain February 15, 2009. Arbain falls 40 days after the Shi'ite holy day of Ashura and marks the end of an annual mourning period for the death in battle of Prophet Mohammad's grandson Imam Hussein in the seventh century. (REUTERS/Atef Hassan). February 15, 2009

Students attend English class at Mutamayezaat High School for girls in Baghdad February 9, 2009. After years of dodging bullets and bombs to get to school, Iraqi teachers face new challenges as the violence ebbs, such as students traumatised by war, and finding a way to explain Iraq's tragic past without reopening old wounds and risking its future. (REUTERS/Thaier al-Sudani). February 13, 2009

Iraqi refugees wait to receive food rations at a United Nations centre in Douma, near Damascus, February 11, 2009. Many of the Iraqi refugees who fled to Syria after the 2003 U.S. invasion are reluctant to go back to their homeland despite calls by the American-backed government in Baghdad on them to return. (REUTERS/Khaled al-Hariri). February 12, 2009

A poster of Iraqi journalist Muntazer Al-Zaidi and a pile of childrens' shoes are put on display by demonstrators outside the Iraqi Consulate in Washington, DC in 2008. Zaidi, who famously threw his shoes at former US President George W. Bush is to go on trial on February 19 accused of assaulting a foreign leader. (AFP/Getty Images/File/Chip Somodevilla). February 08, 2009

A child waves an Iraqi flag during a provincial election campaign rally for former Iraqi premier Ibrahim al-Jaafari in northwest Baghdad. Iraq's Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki and the president of its autonomous Kurdish region, Massoud Barzani, exchanged barbs on Sunday in the run-up to this month's provincial elections. (AFP/Ahmad al-Rubaye). January 27, 2009

A child is treated for wounds at a hospital in central Baghdad, Iraq after being caught up in a bombing Monday, Jan. 12, 2009. A series of bombs targeting Iraqi security forces ripped through busy areas in Baghdad on Monday, killing at least nine people, police said. (AP Photo/Adil al-Khazali). January 12, 2009

Iraqi Shiites mark Ashura in Kerbala, Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2009. Ashura falls on the 10th day of Muharram in the Islamic calendar and marks the anniversary of the death of Imam Hussein, who was killed in 680 A.D. (AP Photo/Alaa al-Marjani). January 7, 2009

 

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Aid agencies deliver humanitarian aid to displaced people from villages near Qandil Mountains, a border zone between Iraq and Iran, July 27, 2011. Iranian shelling in clashes with Kurdish rebels on the border with Iraq's northern region has killed two civilians and forced hundreds to flee their homes. Picture taken July 27, 2011. (REUTERS/Stringer). August 14, 2011

In this Wednesday, July 27, 2011 photo, Saoza Abdullah cares for the son at a camp for people displaced by fighting in Shewehaso, northern Iraq. Iranian shelling of a Kurdish border village killed a 13-year-old boy who was tending his sheep near to Tabas village, northern Iraq, late Thursday July 28, 2011, according to Iraqi official, Maghid Ahmed. Iranian forces have been shelling the area in an attempt to target Kurdish rebels who operate on both sides of the volatile border.(AP Photo/Yahya Ahmed). July 29, 2011

File photo of electrical wires leading to various apartment buildings in the Iraqi capital Baghdad. Three former US army engineers and two foreign contractors have been indicted for a kickback scheme connected to $50 million in building projects in Iraq, the US Justice Department. July 17, 2011

The scene of rocket attack at a residential complex in Baghdad, Iraq, Tuesday, July 5, 2011. Several Iraqis have been killed and wounded in a late night rocket attack on Baghdad's heavily fortified Green Zone, officials said. (AP Photo/ Karim Kadim). July 10, 2011

An elderly Iraqi woman looks on as she sits at the entrance to her house in old city of Baghdad, Iraq, Saturday, July 2, 2011. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban). July 3, 2011

An Iraqi man looks at a destroyed vehicle after at least three blast near the provincial government offices in the western Iraqi city of Ramadi June 2, 2011 (AFP/Azhar Shallal). June 5, 2011

Iraqi security forces close a bridge leading to the heavily guarded Green Zone in Baghdad, Iraq, Friday, May 27, 2011. Protesters gathered in downtown Baghdad demanding better government services and more jobs. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed). May 29, 2011

Members of the Sadr Movement's Mahdi Army march on painted (L-R) British, Israeli and US flags while holding a sign, "No to Israel" in Baghdad's predominantly Shiite suburb of Sadr City. Thousands of followers of Moqtada al-Sadr staged the mass rally on Thursday against US forces, as Iraqi leaders consider asking for an extended American troop presence. (AFP/Ahmad al-Rubaye). May 26, 2011

An Iraqi policeman inspects the scene after two Kurdish brothers were killed inside their home in Kirkuk. Seven people were killed in attacks in the disputed northern Iraqi province of Kirkuk on Saturday, police said, just two days after a string of anti-police attacks in the region killed 29. (AFP/Marwan Ibrahim). May 21, 2011

A member of the civil defence and policemen inspect the site of a bomb attack in Hilla, 60 miles south of Baghdad May 5, 2011. (REUTERS/Habib). May 8, 2011

Iraqis make their way through flooded streets in Baghdad, Iraq, Thursday, April 21, 2011, after heavy rain fell across the country. (AP Photo/Karim Kadim). April 23, 2011

A skeleton is seen in a mass grave in the desert of western Anbar province in Iraq April 14, 2011. The mass grave holding the remains of over 800 bodies, many believed to be opponents of ousted leader Saddam Hussein, is one of the bigger mass graves unearthed in recent years, Human Rights Ministry spokesman Kamil Ameen said on Thursday. REUTERS/Ali al-Mashhdani). April 17, 2011

Saad Aziz, 30, lies in a hospital bed next to his daughter in Tikrit, 80 miles (130 kilometers) north of Baghdad, Iraq, Wednesday, March 30, 2011. Gunmen wearing military uniforms over explosives belts charged into a government building in Saddam Hussein's hometown on Tuesday, in an attack that left scores of people dead, including hostages who were shot execution-style. (AP Photo/Karim Kadim). April 6, 2011

Iraqi fire fighters douse the flames following a car bomb that ripped through a crowd outside a hospital in Kirkuk on March 16. Improvised bombs in the Iraqi cities of Baghdad and Tikrit killed four people. (AFP/File/Marwan Ibrahim). March 19, 2011

Protesters chant anti-Iraqi government slogans during a protest in Baghdad, Iraq, Friday March 11, 2011. Protesters gathered in Baghdad's Tahrir Square, one of at least four demonstrations, in Iraqi cities on Friday. The banners in Arabic reads, 'No for corruption' and 'We want reform' and 'No to the division, yes yes to unity.' (AP Photo/Karim Kadim). March 12, 2011

A peace activist hands flowers to soldiers during demonstrations in Sulaimaniyah's Tahrir Square, north of Baghdad, earlier this week. Protesters were forced to walk to central Baghdad for a "Day of Rage" on Friday as officials imposed a vehicle ban after Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki warned the rally was organised by insurgents. (AFP/File/Shwan Mohammed)). February 27, 2011

Protesters take over the governorate building of Wasit province and set it on fire during a protest in Kut, 130 miles southeast of Baghdad February 16, 2011. There have been large protests around the country against government corruption, wages and living considtions seven years since the U.S. invaded and promised "freedom and prosperity" to Iraqis. (REUTERS/Jaafer Abed). February 20, 2011

Umm Hassan fills her bucket with water from a canal running through arid agricultural land in the Hawijah district of Kirkuk in northern Iraq on Saturday. A worsening water shortage in Iraq is raising tensions in the multi-ethnic Kirkuk province, where Arab farmers accuse the Kurdistan region of ruining them by closing the valves to a dam in winter. (AFP/Marwan Ibrahim). January 30, 2011

Residents show the media the bloody clothes of a bomb attack victim in Baghdad's Shula district January 27, 2011. A car bomb exploded at a funeral wake in a Shi'ite area of Iraq's capital on Thursday, killing at least 35 people, wounding dozens and triggering clashes between angry residents and police, health and security sources said. (REUTERS/Saad Shalash). January 27, 2011

A squatter walks near a makeshift house in Baghdad December 14, 2010. The government's five-year plan says two million new homes are required to fill Iraq's housing shortage while some experts put the shortfall at three million. Billions of dollars are needed to build them and despite its vast oil wealth, Iraq has nowhere near enough funds. Most of these homeless are a result of the 2003 U.S. invasion and the aftermath of occupation (REUTERS/Mohammed Ameen). January 15, 2011

Iraqi Christians attend a mass at a church in Basra, Iraq's second-largest city, Saturday, Dec. 25, 2010. (AP Photo/Nabil al-Jurani). December 26, 2010

A shop owner, who sells alcohol, inspects his destroyed shop in Baghdad, Iraq, Monday, Dec. 6, 2010. An early morning bomb attack targeted the shop, in central Baghdad wounded several Iraqis. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed). December 07, 2010

Photographs of slain Iraqi Christians are placed during a mass at Our Lady of Salvation church in Baghdad, Iraq, Sunday Nov. 28, 2010. Iraq has arrested at least 12 suspected al-Qaida insurgents believed to be behind a deadly Baghdad church siege a month ago, the country's interior minister told The Associated Press that the arrests took place in recent days. The siege ended with 68 people dead. (AP Photo/Karim Kadim). November 30, 2010

An Iraqi woman is kissed by a nun at a funeral for two slain Christian brothers in Mosul, Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2010. Gunmen shot and killed two Christian brothers Monday in a northern Iraqi city in the latest in a spate of attacks targeting the religious minority, (AP Photo). November 23, 2010

Iraqi Sunni Muslim women sprinkle rose water and burn incense over the grave of a relative at a cemetery on the first day of Eid al-Adha in Baghdad, Iraq, Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2010. Muslims around the world gathered on Tuesday to celebrate Eid al-Adha, or the Feast of Sacrifice. (AP Photo/Karim Kadim). November 17, 2010

Iraqi Government Spokesman Ali al-Dabbagh speaks to reporters ahead of a parliament meeting in Baghdad. Iraq's political factions took a first step to end its eight-month impasse on Thursday but a meeting of MPs fell into acrimony amid claims a power-sharing deal made a day earlier had already been violated. (AFP/Ahmad al-Rubaye). November 12, 2010

A wounded child is treated at a hospital a day after bomb attacks occurred in Baghdad November 3, 2010. The death toll from a series of bomb blasts in mainly Shi'ite areas of Baghdad on Tuesday evening reached 64, while 360 people were wounded, Iraq's health minister said on Wednesday. (REUTERS/Stringer). November 06, 2010

A woman receives medical treatment a day after an attack targeted Our Lady of Salvation church, in Baghdad November 1, 2010. Fifty-eight people and police were killed on Sunday when security forces raided a Baghdad church to free more than 100 Iraqi Catholics held by al Qaeda-linked gunmen, a deputy interior minister said. (REUTERS/Mohammed Ameen). November 01, 2010

A wounded man is assisted following a car bomb attack in Mosul, 360 kilometers (225 miles) northwest of Baghdad, Iraq, Sunday, Oct. 24, 2010. Police said a car bomb Sunday morning killed and wounded several bystanders. (AP Photo). October 25, 2010

Blindfolded suspects are guarded by Iraqi special operations commandos, in Basra southeast of Baghdad, Iraq, Thursday, Oct. 14, 2010. Iraqi security forces arrested 18 alleged criminals and seized large quantities of explosives, ammunitions, rifles and weapons equipped with silencers found with militants' possession along with Katyousha and Grad rockets during recent security operations in Basra. (AP Photo/Nabil al-Jurani). October 15, 2010

A youth examines the wreckage of a bombing after an attack in Iskandariyah, 30 miles south of Baghdad, Iraq, Thursday, Oct. 7, 2010. Back-to-back bombings at a vegetable market south of Baghdad on Thursday afternoon killed several people, including a policeman who was searching for explosives. (AP Photo). October 9, 2010

Iraqi policeman inspects a damaged car at a bombing site in Baghdad, Iraq, Monday, Oct. 4. 2010. Police officials say a roadside bombing has targeted the convoy of a deputy minister in Iraq's government, killing a bodyguard and injuring several people. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban). October 7, 2010

Residents play in a waterpark in Erbil (Arbil) September 25, 2010. While most Iraqis struggle under the detritus of a seven-year war, the people of Arbil in Iraqi Kurdistan can frolic in a public pool, ride an elevated cable car over freshly planted parkland or escape stifling heat in a new ice skating hall. Picture taken September 25. (REUTERS/Azad Lashkari). October 1, 2010

A girl walks past a U.S. soldier standing guard in Baghdad's Sadr City August 8, 2008. Iraqis continue to chafe under the U.S. occupation of Iraq. (REUTERS/Mohammed Ameen) October 1, 2010

Blood stains near a teddy bear, belonging to an Iraqi girl, injured in a car bomb attack in Baghdad's Mansour neighborhood, Iraq, Sunday, Sept. 19, 2010. Two car bombs exploded during the morning rush hour killing and wounding scores of people, police said. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban) September 21, 2010

Iraqi children enjoy a swing at the first day of Eid al-Fitr in Baghdad, Iraq, Friday, Sept. 10, 2010. The three-day Eid al-Fitr holiday marks the end of the month of Ramadan. (AP Photo/Karim Kadim) September 12, 2010

An Iraqi man watches a newsreel showing killed Al-Iraqiya satellite television anchorman Riad al-Saray, in Baghdad, on September 6. The prominent Iraqi state television anchorman was shot dead as he was driving in the capital, a colleague told AFP, as a media watchdog reported the conflict has been the most deadly for the media since World War II. (AFP/Sabah Arar) September 7, 2010

Iraqis sitting at a park in Baghdad, Iraq, Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2010. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed) September 3, 2010

An injured child is carried by her mother following a car bomb in a residential neighbourhood in the southern holy city of Kerbala, south of Baghdad. More than a dozen apparently coordinated car bombs targeting Iraqi police and other attacks blamed on Al-Qaeda killed 53 people on Wednesday. (AFP/Mohammed Sawaf) August 26, 2010

A burned man is comforted by his brother at a hospital in Baghdad, Iraq, Wednesday, Aug. 18, 2010. A bomb attached to a fuel truck detonated in the Ur neighborhood of Baghdad on Tuesday night, causing a nearby gas station to catch fire and killing and wounding scores of people. (AP Photo/Karim Kadim) August 19, 2010

Victims of a suicide attack are tended at a hospital in Baghdad, Iraq, Tuesday, Aug. 17, 2010. A suicide bomber blew himself up Tuesday among dozens of Iraqi army recruits who had gathered near a military headquarters in central Baghdad killing and wounding dozens of them. (AP Photo/Karim Kadim) August 17, 2010

People chant anti-Iraqi government slogans as they gather outside their homes in protest against plans to evict them from from a former Iraqi air force property in Baghdad, Iraq Tuesday, Aug 10, 2010. The families have been squatting in a former Iraqi air force property since shortly after the U.S.-led invasion . (AP Photo/Karim Kadim) August 11, 2010

A man is treated at a hospital after he was wounded in a car bomb attack in Kut, 120 miles southeast of Baghdad, Iraq, Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2010. A car bomb ripped through an outdoor market in a mainly Shiite city southeast of Baghdad in the deadliest of a series of attacks that killed and injured scores on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban). August 04, 2010

In this July 26, 2010 file photo, Iraqi army soldiers stand near a massive crater outside the office of the Al-Arabiya television station after a suicide bomber driving a minibus struck in Baghdad, Iraq. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban). August 02, 2010

Hussein Ali prepares to bury his nine-year-old son's body in Najaf, south of Baghdad, Iraq, Thursday, July 22, 2010. Ameer Hussein was killed along with two other boys by a roadside bomb in Baghdad on Wednesday, his family said. (AP Photo/Alaa al-Marjani). July 23, 2010

A woman sprays her children with a water hose during a very hot, sunny day that reached 109 degrees Fahrenheit (43 Celsius)in the Karradah neighborhood of Baghdad, Iraq, Tuesday, July 20, 2010. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban). July 20, 2010

An injured Iraqi is wheeled into a local hospital in Baghdad, following a suicide bomber who targeted anti-Qaeda militiamen in the Sunni district of Radwaniyah. The bomber killed 43 people in Iraq's deadliest single attack in more than two months. (AFP/Khalil al-Murshidi). July 18, 2010

A boy dives into the Tigris river for a swim on a warm summer day in Baghdad July 14, 2010. (REUTERS/Thaier al-Sudani). July 14, 2010

Civil defense workers clean up the aftermath of car bomb attack in Baghdad, Iraq, Friday, July 9, 2010. A suicide bomber drove an explosives-laden car into an Iraqi army check point in western Baghdad, killing and injuring several people on Friday morning. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed). July 10, 2010

An Iraqi fire fighter extinguishes a fire after a car bomb attack in Kirkuk, 290 kilometers (180 miles) north of Baghdad, Iraq, Sunday, July 4, 2010. (AP Photo/Emad Matti). July 6, 2010

Iraqi Southern Oil Company engineers look towards the flares in the Zubair oil field in southern Iraq in January 2010. State-owned South Gas and Basra Gas companies in southern Iraq will take a 51 percent stake in the contract, with Shell and Mitsubishi taking a 49 percent share. (AFP/File/Essam -al-Sudani). July 2, 2010

Students attend class at Mama Ayser, a private school in Baghdad June 29, 2010. Once banned under Saddam Hussein, private schools have flourished in Iraq since the 2003 U.S.-led invasion as Iraqis become increasingly frustrated with their government's failure to provide basic services. (REUTERS/Mohammed Ameen). June 29, 2010

An Iraqi youth leaps into the Tigris river to escape the summer heat in Baghdad, Iraq, Wednesday, June 23, 2010 as summertime as summertime temperatures reach 120 degrees Fahrenheit. (AP Photo/Karim Kadim). June 25, 2010

Umm Noor fans her children during a power outage at her family's home in Baghdad, Iraq, Tuesday, June 22, 2010. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban). June 24, 2010

Iraqi protestors hold up signs against power cuts during a protest in Baghdad on June 19. (AFP/File/Ali al-Saadi). June 21, 2010

An injured man is seen after a car bomb attack in Baghdad, Iraq, Sunday, June 20, 2010. Twin car bombs exploded Sunday near a major square in Baghdad, killing several people and wounding dozens in the latest attack targeting a high-profile area in the capital. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban). June 20, 2010

A young Iraqi-Palestinian refugee, who fled from Iraq, stands in al-Hol camp near Hasska city in northern Syria June 17, 2010. Some 430 people are currently living in the camp, after they fled Iraq following the U.S. invasion. The UNHCR organised a tour of the camp for journalists, as part of events to tie in with World Refugee Day, which will be commemorated on June 20. (REUTERS/Khaled al-Hariri). June 18, 2010

Garbage collectors look for recyclable waste at a garbage dump in Kerbala, June 10, 2010. Seven years of war and occupation have left many Iraqis worse off than they were under Saddam's regime. (REUTERS/Mushtaq Muhammed). June 11, 2010

Residents gather near a goldsmith's market after a deadly robbery in Basra, June 10, 2010. Gunmen attacked and robbed a goldsmith's market in the southern Iraqi city of Basra on Wednesday, killing three people and wounding four others. (REUTERS/Atef Hassan). June 10, 2010

This frame grab image from classified US military gun camera footage released by Wikileaks.org in April 2010 shows an Apache helicopter attack on pedestrians including a Reuters photographer in Baghdad in 2007. A soldier who served in Iraq has been arrested for allegedly leaking the classified information, the US Army said Monday. (AFP/Wikileaks.org/File). June 9, 2010

Ali Majeed, 16, reacts during the funeral for his father, Mohammed, 50, in the city of Najaf Sunday, June 6, 2010. Mohammed was killed when a car bomb exploded outside a Baghdad police station Sunday in the deadliest of a pair of attacks. (AP Photo/Alaa Al-Marjani). June 6, 2010

An aerial view shows Baghdad's Khilani Square in central Baghdad May 23, 2010. (REUTERS/Saad Shalash). May 29, 2010

An Iraqi soldier stands guard inside a house during a joint raid and search operation with the U.S. occupation forces at a town near the Iranian border in Iraq's southern province of Basra May 16, 2010. (REUTERS/Atef Hassan). May 18, 2010

Iraqis react to an explosion in Hillah Iraq in this image taken from TV Monday May 10, 2010. A suicide bomber blew himself up outside a textile factory in Hillah Monday in a crowd that gathered after two cars bombings at the same spot in the worst of a series of attacks killing tens of people across Iraq, the deadliest day this year. (AP Photo/APTN). May 11, 2010

A man carries an injured girl after a series of parked car bombs exploded in Sadr City in Baghdad, Iraq, Friday, April 23, 2010. (AP Photo/Karim Kadim). April 23, 2010

Honor guards carry a coffin bearing the remains of a Kurdish child victim of the 1988 Anfal campaign during a burial ceremony in the town of Jamjamal near Sulaimaniya, 160 miles northeast of Baghdad April 13, 2010. The remains of more than 100 children who died of hunger and disease during a harsh crackdown on Iraqi Kurds by the regime of dictator Saddam Hussein were buried on Tuesday in the Kurdish town of Jamjamal. (REUTERS/Sherko Raouf). April 18, 2010

Supporters of Shi'ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr carry banners against war in Iraq as they march during a demonstration in Najaf April 9, 2010. Moqtada al-Sadr, a key player in forming a new Iraq government, urged Sunni and Shi'ite Muslims on Friday to unite to oust American troops. (REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani). April 10, 2010

A man walks through the rubble of a building belonging to the former Iraqi army, and destroyed during the air campaign in the early stages of the war, in Baghdad, Iraq, Friday, March 19, 2010. Almost seven years after the first bombs fell in the war to oust Saddam Hussein, Iraqis went about their business Friday with little observance of the anniversary. (AP Photo / Khalid Mohammed). March 29, 2010

An Iraqi soldier stands guard as he looks at a damaged concrete wall after a bomb attack in Baghdad March 23, 2010. (REUTERS/Saad Shalash). March 25, 2010

Iraqis chant anti-Baathist slogans at a protest in Najaf, south of Baghdad, Iraq, Sunday, March 21, 2010. Hundreds of residents protested outside the local government office demanding a manual recount of the election votes. The banner in Arabic reads, 'No for the return of the Baathists.' (AP Photo/Alaa al-Marjani). March 21, 2010

Relatives mourn Iraqi policeman Mohammed Flayiey during his funeral in Baghdad, Iraq, Wednesday, March 10, 2010. The officer was killed Tuesday night when gunmen approached a police checkpoint and opened fire, police said. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban). March 19, 2010

Inmates show their ink-stained fingers after voting inside a prison in Arbil, 310 km (190 miles) north of Baghdad March 4, 2010. Iraqi troops, police, prisoners and the infirm began voting three days ahead of a parliamentary election. (REUTERS/Mushtaq Muhammed). March 16, 2010

A wounded resident is treated at a hospital after a bomb attack in Baghdad March 14, 2010. A pair of roadside bombs killed two people and wounded 19, including four policemen, late on Saturday in the Shula district of northwestern Baghdad. REUTERS/Mohammed Ameen). March 15, 2010

Iraqi policemen examine weapons that were confiscated after a raid near Rumaila oil field in Basra Province, 420 km (261 miles) southeast of Baghdad March 14, 2010. Two suspected militants were arrested in the raid. (REUTERS/Atef Hassan). March 14, 2010

Officials enter data from parliamentary election ballots at the tally centre in Baghdad March 10, 2010. Iraq held their parliamentary election on Sunday. (REUTERS/Thaier al-Sudani). March 11, 2010

Iraqis inspect destrcution at the site of a rocket attack in Baghdad's al-Hurriyah neighbourhood. Early voting in Iraq's general election was overshadowed Thursday by two suicide bombings at polling stations that killed seven soldiers and a mortar attack that claimed the lives of seven civilians on Thursday. (AFP/Ali al-Saadi). March 5, 2010

A resident displays bloodstained clothes inside a house where an attack happened near Amara, 300 km (185 miles) southeast of Baghdad, February 12, 2010. Iraqi security forces backed by U.S. troops killed at least five people on Friday in a raid on suspected members of what Washington calls an Iranian-backed terrorist group, the U.S. military said. (REUTERS/Salah Thani). March 1, 2010

An Iraqi woman living in Amman, shows the indelible ink on her finger after casting her vote, during a simulation preparing for the up coming Iraq elections, in Amman, Jordan, Thursday, Feb. 25, 2010. Around 180,000 eligible Iraqi voters are expected to cast their ballots in Jordan as part of global out-of-country voting in the March 7 poll. (AP Photo/Nader Daoud). February 27, 2010

Residents stand near their liquor store after it was the target of a bomb attack in Basra on February 22, 2010. (REUTERS/Atef Hassan). February 22, 2010

An Iraqi policeman looks at a burnt police vehicle as he secures the site of a bomb attack in Ramadi, west of Baghdad, February 18, 2010. (REUTERS/Ali al-Mashhdani). February 19, 2010

An Iraqi inspects the site of the previous day's attack which targeted the Baghdad political office of al-Ahrar in Baghdad, Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2010. An explosion late Monday targeted the party that includes followers of Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, police said. Portrait on the wall shows late Ayatollah Mohammed Sadiq al-Sadr, father of Muqtada al-Sadr. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban). February 17, 2010

In this Jan. 11, 2010 photo, Mohamed al-Bazouni, who lost part of his left leg in a mortar attack, walks with crutches in Baghdad, Iraq. Thousands of Iraqis remain injured from the U.S.-led invasion and, the medical system is finally finding the breathing room to gear up for rebuilding the bodies maimed by war. But thousands who lost limbs still face long waits. Materials for prostheses are scarce, as are experts in rehabilitating the injured. (AP Photo/Karim Kadim). February 13, 2010

A man holds up a poster of Sunni Muslim MP Dhafer al-Aanie with a red 'X' painted across it during a protest in central Baghdad. The row over a ban on election candidates with alleged links to Saddam Hussein has escalated after Iraq's president questioned the ruling's legality and thousands of Shiites held street protests. (AFP/Ali al-Saadi). January 19, 2010

Umm Abbas kisses her 11-year-old grandson, Abbas Qassim, who was injured in a bombing in Najaf, south of Baghdad, Iraq, Friday, Jan. 15, 2010. Three explosions, including one caused by a car bomb, rocked the southern city of Najaf on Thursday, police said. (AP Photo/Alaa al-Marjani). January 17, 2010

Victims of bomb attacks are seen at a hospital in Baghdad, Iraq, Saturday, Dec. 26, 2009. A roadside bomb killed six Shiite Muslim pilgrims Friday during a procession, the latest violence targeting the group during observances of a religious holiday, officials said. (AP Photo/Karim Kadim). December 26, 2009

People prepare to board a small boat that transports people over the Tigris river in central Baghdad, Iraq, Thursday, Dec. 17, 2009. Many civilians use small boats to cross the Tigris river and avoid the traffic jams and possible attacks on the roads. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban). December 19, 2009

Iraqis enjoy a ride at an amusement park during the Muslim festival of Eid al-Adha in Baghdad, Iraq, Saturday, Nov. 28, 2009. Eid al-Adha, or the Feast of the Sacrifice, is celebrated to commemorate the prophet Ibrahim's faith in being willing to sacrifice his son (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban). November 28, 2009

An Iraqi woman reacts as she looks out from her balcony at a funeral procession for Jamal al-Baz, in Azamiyah neighborhood, northern Baghdad, Iraq, Sunday, Nov 22, 2009. Jamal al-Baz, a member of the Awakening council of Azamiyah, a Sunni group that revolted against al-Qaida, was shot dead early Sunday by unknown gunmen, officials said. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed). November 23, 2009

People hold pictures and signs as they demand the release of detainees during a protest in the city of Najaf, November 14, 2009. About 600 people gathered from different cities to protest in Najaf on Saturday. (REUTERS/Ali Abu Shish). November 16, 2009

Abdul-Mehdi Al-Amidi, the Deputy Director-General of the Department of contracts and permits in the Iraqi oil ministry shakes hands with Exxon Mobil Upstream Ventures Ltd.'s president, Richard C. Vierbuchen during a signing ceremony of an oil agreement in Baghdad, Iraq, on Thursday, Nov. 5, 2009. A consortium grouping U.S. and European oil giants Exxon Mobil Corp. and Royal Dutch Shell PLC won the right to develop one of Iraq's most prized oil fields, Iraq's Oil Ministry spokesman said. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban). November 08, 2009

Iraqi policemen transport a wounded woman, after a bomb attack planted in a bus in Kerbala, November 1, 2009. (REUTERS/Mushtaq Muhammed). November 01, 2009

Fire fighters load into an ambulance the body of a man killed by a massive bomb attack at the headquarters of the Baghdad provincial administration in Baghdad, Iraq, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2009. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed). October 25, 2009

A victim of a car bomb attack lies in a hospital near Fallujah, 32 miles west of Baghdad, after receiving medical treatment October 20, 2009. (REUTERS/Yassir Faisal ). October 21, 2009

People pass the site of an explosion in the city of Kerbala, 50 miles south of Baghdad, Iraq, Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2009. Iraqi police and medical officials say Wednesday three near simultaneous blasts have struck the southern Shiite holy city.
(AP Photo/Ahmed Alhussainey). October 16, 2009

Members of Iraq's black community celebrate in Basra, Iraq, Friday, Oct. 9, 2009. After U.S. President Barack Obama won the 2009 Nobel Peace Prize in a stunning decision designed to encourage his initiatives to reduce nuclear arms, ease tensions with the Muslim world and stress diplomacy and cooperation rather than unilateralism. (AP Photo/Nabil al-Jurani). October 9, 2009

An Iraqi firefighter walks past exploded fuel tankers near a checkpoint outside of Baghdad International Airport, Sunday, Oct. 4, 2009. The road, dubbed 'Route Irish' by the U.S. military, connects the fortified Green Zone with the airport. It gained notoriety after the 2003 U.S.-lead invasion because of the frequent attacks along it during the height of the insurgency.
(AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed). October 4, 2009

Residents walk at al-Zawraa's amusement park as they celebrate Eid al-Fitr marking the end of the fasting month of Ramadan in Baghdad September 20, 2009. Eid al-Fitr marks the end of Ramadan, the holiest month in the Islamic calendar, during which Muslims around the world abstain from eating, drinking and sexual relations from sunrise to sunset.
REUTERS/Mohammed Ameen). September 21, 2009

Iraqi soldiers secure the site of a bomb attack near Mussayab, 40 miles south of Baghdad, September 4, 2009. At least four people were killed and 24 wounded near Mussayab when a bomb exploded at a Shi'ite Muslim Shrine as people were arriving at the mosque after breaking their daily Ramadan fast, police said. (REUTERS/Mushtaq Muhammed). September 5, 2009

The father of Iraqi journalist Ibrahim Jassam displays his picture at their house in Mahmudiya, 30 km (20 miles) south of Baghdad, September 1, 2009. On Sept. 2, 2008, U.S. and Iraqi troops smashed in the doors of Jassam's home, shouting "freeze" and holding back snarling dogs before they hauled him off into the night in his underwear. A year later, neither Jassam and his family nor global news agency Reuters, which employed him as a freelance TV cameraman and photographer, have been told exactly why he has been detained for all this time by U.S. military forces in Iraq. (REUTERS/Thaier al-Sudani). September 3, 2009

Abdul-Aziz al-Hakim, leader of Shi'ite religious political party Islamic Supreme Council of Iraq (ISCI), waves to supporters during an election campaign rally in Najaf, south of Baghdad January 25, 2009. Al-Hakin died early this week after a long illness. (REUTERS/Ali Abu Shish). August 27, 2009

Iraqis buy sweets for the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan in a Baghdad market on August 17. Shiites and Sunnis in Iraq on Saturday started Ramadan at the same time for the first time since 2003. (AFP/File/Sabah Arar). August 22, 2009

A blaze rages in front of the Iraqi foreign minsitry building following a massive car bomb in central Baghdad. (AFP/Mehdi Lebouachera). August 19, 2009

A resident holds a sign referring to Iraq's Electricity Minister Karim Waheed while demonstrating against the lack of electricity power supply in Baghdad August 12, 2009. Even though it has been more than six years since the U.S.-led invasion, Iraq's dilapidated electricity sector provides only intermittent power, a chief complaint among Iraqis in the searing summer heat. Iraq's current electricity capacity is 7,500 megawatts, far short of the country's requirement of 12,000 megawatts. The sign reads, "Please, resign". (REUTERS/Thaier al-Sudani). August 12, 2009

Iraqi army soldiers remove concrete blast walls in Baghdad, Iraq, Thursday, Aug 6, 2009. The towering concrete blast walls that have both protected and suffocated Baghdad streets for the past two years will come down within 40 days, according to an announcement by Iraq's government. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed). August 7, 2009

Children play at an amusement park in Basra, Iraq's second-largest city, Monday, Aug 3, 2009.
(AP Photo/Nabil al-Jurani). August 4, 2009

UNHCR goodwill ambassador Angelina Jolie speaking with a displaced Iraqi boy at a makeshift camp, northwest of Baghdad. The actress called for more aid for Iraq's internally-displaced people. (AFP/UNHCR/Boris Heger). July 28, 2009

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A Kurdish dressmaker sews at a market in Sulaimaniya, 160 miles northeast of Baghdad July 26, 2009. REUTERS/Thaier al-Sudani). July 26, 2009

An Iraqi worker maintains an oil pipe at Nahr Al-Umran gas refinery in Al-Dier District, northern Basra July 17, 2009. (REUTERS/Atef Hassan). July 17, 2009

An Iraqi woman shops for produce in central Baghdad, Iraq, Sunday, July 5, 2009. Iraqis are skeptical that much will change after last week's pullback of U.S. combat troops from Baghdad and other cities, a sentiment not shared by their government. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban). July 6, 2009

Iraqi policemen watch as an anti-blast wall slab is lifted to open a street during a sandstorm in Baghdad's Amil district June 28, 2009. Once-towering blast walls put up at the height of Iraq's sectarian bloodshed are coming down and letting light into dusty city streets, or connecting divided neighbourhoods, for the first time in three or more years. (REUTERS/Bassim Shati). June 28, 2009

Iraqi refugees, hold up applications made to the UNHCR during a sit-in to protest perceived delays to resettle them in a third country in front the offices of the United Nations Higher Committee for Refugees (UNHCR), in Damascus, Syria, on Tuesday May 26, 2009. Some 200 Iraqi refugees in Syria were trying to highlight the plight of the refugees, many of whom fled the U.S.-led invasion in 2003, and are still waiting for resettlement six years later. (AP Photo/Bassem Tellawi). May 31, 2009

An Iraqi child is threatened by aU.S. soldier during a joint search operation with the Iraqi army in the town of Jalawla of Diyala province, 70 miles northeast of Baghdad, May 18, 2009. No Iraqi is safe from U.S. patrols. (REUTERS/Saad Shalash). May 24, 2009

Iraqi men pray over the body of a little boy killed in a rocket attack in Baghdad on May 16. (AFP/Ali al-Saadi). May 16, 2009

Iraqi boy Christopher, 5, plays amidst coloured balls at Jordan's Red Crescent center in Amman May 4, 2009. The Jordan Red Crescent, the French Red Cross and the Psycho-social Center offer safe havens to children and families, who have been exposed to violence, to attend workshops that touch on issues such as trust and tolerance. Participants in these five-day workshops take part in activities such as drawing and games that help foster team spirit. (REUTERS/Ali Jarekji ). May 4, 2009

Iraqi children hold up a banner at Jordan's Red Crescent center in Amman May 4, 2009. The Jordan Red Crescent, the French Red Cross and the Psycho-social Center offer safe havens to children and families, who have been exposed to violence, to attend workshops that touch on issues such as trust and tolerance. Participants in these five-day workshops take part in activities such as drawing and games that help foster team spirit. (REUTERS/Ali Jarekji). May 4, 2009

A U.S. soldier of 3rd Platoon Cherokee Troop from the 3rd Brigade, 10th Mountain Division aims his rifle during a patrol in Logar province April 13, 2009. (REUTERS/Ahmad Masood). April 16, 2009

Iraqis carry a figure of Jesus at a Catholic church mass to mark Good Friday in Baghdad, Friday, April 10, 2009. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed). April 10, 2009

Asad Raad holds a baby boy he rescued from a car bombing in Baghdad, Iraq, Tuesday, April 7, 2009. The motorbike seller pulled the child from a car ignited in the explosion. The baby's dead mother was still inside the car while a badly burned man, presumed to be the father, was taken to hospital. Raad said he took the baby boy, who had minor burns to the face, to his home and would care for the infant. 'I cannot just stand still and watch this,' Raad said. (AP Photo/Karim Kadim). April 07, 2009

Baghdad University students celebrate their graduation in Baghdad, Iraq, Thursday, April 2, 2009.
(AP Photo/Hadi Mizban). April 03, 2009

Shams Hushan, a 3-year-old Iraqi girl who was blinded and disfigured in a Baghdad car bombing in 2006, sits with her relatives outside her home in Baghdad, Iraq, Monday, March 9, 2009. Cleric Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani paid for her to travel to India where she was examined by opthalmologists. But Shams, whose name in Arabic means 'sun,' appears no closer to regaining her eyesight and still spends her days feeling her way aimlessly around the sparse three-room home she shares with her grandparents and 10 other people. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed). March 31, 2009

Medics at a central Baghdad, Iraq hospital tend to a woman injured by a car bomb Thursday, March 26, 2009. The bomb exploded near a crowded market in a mainly Shiite area, killing as many as 20 people, Iraqi officials said. (AP Photo/Adil al-Khazali). March 26, 2009

Iraqi Kurdish people carry fire torches up a mountain where a giant flag of Iraq's autonomous Kurdistan region is laid, as they celebrate Newroz Day, a festival marking their spring and new year near, near Dahuk, 245 miles north of Baghdad, March 20, 2009. Newroz Day is also celebrated in other countries including Turkey, Azerbaijan, Iran, Afghanistan and Tajikistan. (REUTERS/Azad Lashkari). March 22, 2009

A woman sings as she participates in a celebration held by "Kuluna Iraq Gathering" (All of Us Iraq) to mark International Women's Day in Baghdad March 7, 2009. (REUTERS/Thaier al-Sudani). March 08, 2009

Amir Hussein kisses his son after he spent 18 months in the US military custody, as he is released in Baghdad, Iraq, Wednesday, March 4, 2009. Amir Hussein was among twenty prisoners released Wednesday. Thousands more Iraqi citizens wait to be released. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban). March 04, 2009

Iraqis hold a banner protesting US occupation in Baghdad. US President Barack Obama has met with top lawmakers at the White House to preview his Iraq plan, which would pull out most troops and end combat operations by the end of August 2010 but leave an interim force of about 35,000-50,000 troops before a full withdrawal by the end of 2011. (AFP/File/Ali Yussef). February 28, 2009

Visitors walk past Assyrian statues inside the Iraqi National Museum after its reopening ceremony in Baghdad February 23, 2009. Iraq on Monday partially reopened its National Museum, once a trove of artefacts dating back to the dawn of civilisation but which was plundered after the 2003 invasion while U.S. troops stood by. (REUTERS/Thaier al-Sudani). February 26, 2009

Iraqi children look at a U.S. Marine standing guard near a polling station in Sinjar, 240 miles northwest of of Baghdad January 31, 2009. (REUTERS/Erik de Castro). February 01, 2009

A printer examines campaign posters for candidates in Iraq's upcoming provincial elections at a shop in central Baghdad, Sunday, Jan. 18, 2009. Iraq's electoral commission says it is investigating allegations that nearly 60 candidates for the Jan. 31 provincial elections have submitted fraudulent qualification certificates. Voters are set to choose members of ruling councils in 14 of the 18 provinces. More than 14,000 candidates are running for 444 council seats. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban). January 19, 2009

A boy rests in hospital after being wounded by a mortar in Kirkuk, Thursday, Jan. 15, 2009. Police said a mortar round landed near the offices of Kirkuk's governor Thursday evening, wounding two, including this child. (AP Photo/Emad Matti). January 17, 2009

Iraqi police officers watch as a hot-air balloon rises during the 87th anniversary celebration of the Iraqi National Police in Baghdad January 9, 2009. (REUTERS/Erik de Castro). January 10, 2009

A resident walks past election campaign posters on Baghdad's Saadoun street January 3, 2009. The January 31 local election will apportion 440 seats on local councils that in turn name powerful regional governors. (REUTERS/Saad Shalash). January 4, 2009

Kurdish soldiers play with snow balls in Sulaimaniyah, Iraq, Thursday, Jan. 1, 2009. (AP Photo/Yahya Ahmed). January 1, 2009

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