A few hundred Iraqi Shiites holding posters of Shiite religious leader Ayatollah Mohammed Baqir al-Hakim demonstrate in Baghdad, May 29, 2003. The protests are for the recent arrest of clerics in Najaf and Hillah, two cities south of Baghdad.
A giant mural with portraits of Iraqi Shiite leaders Ayatollah Mohammed Baqir al-Hakim, left, and Ayatollah Mohammed al-Sader, is erected in the al-Thawra district of Baghdad, May 29, 2003.
U.S. soldiers search car passengers at a checkpoint in Baghdad, May 29, 2003. Routine search patrols continue in the Iraqi capital, where five attacks against U.S. forces took place over the last few days.
U.S. soldiers of the 3rd Infantry Division stop a car at a checkpoint in Baghdad, May 28, 2003.
U.S. Army Lt. Robert Green of Fort Carson, Col., checks the identity of an Iraqi man in Fallujah, 60 miles west of Baghdad, May 28, 2003. In this fundamentalist city on the Euphrates River, just about everyone wants the Americans gone, complaining that the occupiers are culturally insensitive and far too heavy-handed.
Spc. Francisco Bencosme of New York City stands on his fighting vehicle while keeping an eye on the crowd that is waiting to buy propane in Baghdad, May 29, 2003. Iraqis spend long hours under the sun to buy gasoline and propane.
Iraqi children stand in an empty field near their homes, left, while a tire factory burns in the background near Baghdad, May 29, 2003. Residents say the factory was burned by burglars. The area is surrounded by factories that were looted after the fall of Baghdad.
U.S. Army Humvees battle their way through a traffic jam in the Waziriya district of Baghdad, Iraq, May 25, 2003. Traffic in Baghdad, notorious even before the war, has become a free-for-all since U.S. forces captured the capital and police fled the dust-choked streets.
Sgt. Kevin Blackmon helps a pensioner across barbed wire as Spc. Miguel Dejesus watches, in Baghdad, Iraq, May 25, 2003. The woman was part of a long line of Iraqis waiting to collect a payment of approximately $40. American troops and officials are handing out $1 million a day in Iraq, according to the Pentagon-led Office of Reconstruction and Humanitarian Assistance.
Assistant Imam Sheikh Mahmood Hachim peers through one of the thousands of books now stored in a room of the Imam Alhaq Ali mosque, in the Thawra district of Baghdad, May 25, 2003. The books were reportedly looted from the national library after the fall of the capital, and some were brought back when clerics called for their return.
L. Paul Bremer, Iraq's civilian administrator, looks out as a dredger clears a cargo channel at the port of Umm Qasr in southern Iraq, May 25, 2003. The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) announced the Iraqi seaport, which is the main entryway for cargo and humanitarian aid, is now under civilian administration.
Pvt. Nestor Jacob, from St. Louis, Mo., patrols in a market of Baghdad, Iraq, May 26, 2003. Jacob is part of the U.S. Army's 3rd Plt., Charlie Company, 1-6 Infantry, 1st Armored Division, which is America's most experienced peacekeeping unit. It has participated in a host of international peacekeeping operations since 1991, when it first deployed to the Middle East, and is now assuming control in Baghdad.
U.S. Army soldier Pvt Nestor Jacob, of the 3rd Plt., Charlie Company, 1-6 Infantry, 1st Armored Division, plays soccer with Iraqi children while patrolling the streets of Baghdad, Iraq, May 26, 2003.
U.S. Army soldier Pfc. Clint J. Emecia, of Concord, Calif., patrols in the Kharada district of Baghdad, Iraq, May 26, 2003. Emecia is from the 3rd Plt., Charlie Company, 1-6 Infantry, 1st Armored Division, the U.S. Army's most experienced peacekeeping unit.
U.S. Army soldiers of the 3rd Plt., Charlie Company, 1-6 Infantry, 1st Armored Division, patrol in the streets of Baghdad, Iraq, May 26, 2003.
A U.S. soldier arrives at the scene where a U.S. Army Humvee was destroyed on the road to Baghdad International Airport, May 26, 2003. Central Command later reported a U.S. soldier was killed and three injured when a Humvee ran over a land mine or unexploded ordnance in an apparently hostile act.
Laborers wait at a pickup point to be hired on a daily-wage basis in Baghdad, Iraq, May 26, 2003.