A gas station was set on fire during riots, where people were protesting the increase in fuel prices in Kirkuk, Iraq, on Jan. 1, 2006. Two people were killed, four others injured and a gas station was burned according to local police sources.
Iraqi soldiers block off a road as rioters, who were protesting an increase in fuel prices, took to the streets of Kirkuk, Iraq, on Jan. 1, 2006.
Firefighters clear a road of debris and shards of glass after a car bomb attack in Baghdad, Iraq, on Jan. 1, 2006.
A man is seen through the shattered windshield of a car at the site where a roadside bomb exploded and killed five members of the Iraqi Islamic party in Al-Khalis, 10 miles east of Baqouba, Iraq, on Dec. 31, 2005.
Motorists queue for petrol at a gas station in Baghdad, Iraq, on Dec. 30, 2005. Long lines formed as word spread that Iraq's largest oil refinery had shut down and fears spread of a gas shortage. Iraq's largest oil refinery, in Beiji, was shut down on Dec. 18 because of the deteriorating security situation in the region.
An Iraqi soldier armed with a Kalashnikov automatic rifle is silhouetted against the sky as a U.S. helicopter flies overhead in Baqouba, Iraq, on Dec. 30, 2005.
Iraqi women wait to receive food at a distribution point following Muslim prayers Friday at Abdul Qadir al-Gailani mosque in Baghdad, Iraq, Dec. 30, 2005.
1st Sgt. Andre Johnston, 38, of Baton Rouge, La., rests against the wall as he and several soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division met with a sheik in Bujwari, Iraq, Dec. 30, 2005.
Iraqis walk amidst the rubble at the site where a mortar landed in Baghdad, Iraq, on Friday Dec. 30, 2005.
Iraqi men attend Muslim prayers Friday at Abdul Qadir al-Gailani mosque in Baghdad, Iraq, Dec. 30, 2005.
An Iraqi soldier stands guard at a checkpoint as a U.S. military vehicle passes close to a prison in Baghdad, Iraq, on Dec. 28, 2005. An inmate at the prison grabbed an assault rifle from a guard and opened fire, killing eight people, according to the Interior Ministry.
A privately owned car was crushed by a U.S. military tank during an early morning patrol in the Hay al-Shurta neighborhood of the Zafarania district of southern Baghdad on Dec. 29, 2005.
The 1st Battalion 327th Infantry Regiment patrols a road on the outskirts of Hawijah in northern Iraq on Dec. 28, 2005.
U.S. soldiers form the 1st Battalion 327th Infantry Regiment patrol a rural area on the outskirts of the northern Iraqi city of Hawijah on Dec. 28, 2005.
Relatives wave goodbye on Dec. 28, 2005, to Muslims who will depart Thursday for Saudi Arabia on the annual pilgrimage from Baghdad, Iraq. Muslims believe the hajj is a spiritual journey that cleanses the soul and wipes away sins.
Hospital staff look at one of the bodies of victims of a prison shoot out in Baghdad, Iraq, Dec. 28, 2005. An inmate in a Baghdad prison grabbed an assault rifle from a guard and opened fire on other guards and prisoners, killing at least eight people and injuring three, police said.
Iraqi supporters of the Sunni Arab Iraqi Accordance Front list hold up election campaign posters with pictures of their list's leaders Khalaf al-Ilyan, left, Tariq al-Hashemi, center, and Adnan al-Dulaimi, as they take part in a rally in Baghdad, Iraq, Dec. 27, 2005.
A police vehicle, center, sits amidst other destroyed cars at the site of a car bomb explosion in Baghdad, Iraq, Dec. 26, 2005.
Spent bullet casings litter the road close to a police checkpoint where gunmen attacked and killed five officers near Buhriz, Iraq, 30 miles north of Baghdad, a morgue official in Baqouba, Dec. 26, 2005.
A masked Iraqi soldier armed with a Kalashnikov automatic rifle stands guard on the site of a car bomb explosion in Baghdad, Iraq, Dec. 26, 2005.