A woman and the child walk outside a house following an explosion in Baghdad, Feb, 12, 2006. A bomb rigged to a motorcycle exploded outside a local restaurant near central Baghdad's Tahrir Square and wounded nine people.
Iraqi Shiite Muslims protest against Prophet Muhammad cartoons published in European newspapers in central Baghdad, Feb. 11, 2006. Several hundred gathered opposing cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad.
Shiite Muslim worshippers take part in the Friday prayer at the Imam Hussein shrine, Feb. 10, 2006, in the holy city of Karbala, 50 miles south of Baghdad, Iraq.
Lance Cpl. Cory Mince, left, of Simi Valley, California and Pfc. Ruben Almaraz, of Surprise, Arizona, scan rooftops for insurgents from their position in the open back of a humvee in Ramadi, 70 miles west of Baghdad, Iraq, Feb. 10, 2006. Violence in parts of this insurgent stronghold is so intense that U.S. forces rarely venture out on foot.
Residents of the Dora neighborhood in Baghdad gather at the site of an explosion, Feb. 10, 2006. A car bomb exploded outside a Sunni Muslim mosque in southwestern Baghdad, killing at least eight Iraqis and wounding 21, a hospital official said.
Residents of Dora neighborhood in Baghdad walk past the wreckage of a car at the site of an explosion, Feb. 10, 2006. A car bomb exploded outside a Sunni Muslim mosque in southwestern Baghdad, killing at least eight Iraqis and wounding 21, a hospital official said.
An injured Iraqi is rushed for treatment at Yarmouk hospital in Baghdad, Feb. 10, 2006.
Iraqi men react during a religious ceremony commemorating Ashoura, in Baghdad, Feb. 9, 2006. Ashoura, the 10th day of Muharram in the Islamic lunar calendar, commemorates the martyrdom of Imam Hussein, grandson of Muhammad, at the Battle of Karbala, Iraq, in the year A.D. 680.
Free food is prepared for the Shiite Muslim worshippers celebrating the festival of Ashoura, in Baghdad, Feb. 9, 2006.
A Shiite Muslim worshipper flagellates himself while others carry a banner showing Imam Hussein's head as they mark the Muslim festival of Ashoura, outside the Imam Hussein shrine, Feb. 9, 2006, in the holy city of Karbala, 50 miles south of Baghdad, Iraq.
Cpl. Josue Osorio of Riverside, Calif., stays behind a Humvee's bulletproof glass while men are searched during vehicle checks Feb. 8, 2006, in Ramadi, Iraq.
A Marine Humvee is screened by yellow smoke from a smoke grenade as it stands guard during vehicle checks on Feb. 8, 2006, in Ramadi, Iraq.
Shiite Muslim worshippers flagellate themselves to mark the Muslim festival of Ashoura, outside the Imam Hussein Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2006, in the holy city of Karbala, 50 miles south of Baghdad.
A rally in Baqouba, 35 miles northeast of Baghdad, Feb. 8, 2006.
Iraqi soldiers inspect a vehicle that exploded in Baghdad while the convoy of Iraq's higher education minister Sami al-Mudafar was driving past, Feb. 8, 2006. The minister escaped unharmed, but at least three of his bodyguards were lightly wounded.
Iraqi health workers collect fowl from local village farms for bird flu testing, Feb. 7, 2006, on the outskirts of Sulaimaniyah, 160 miles northeast of Baghdad.
A sign in a grocery shop in central Baghdad, Feb. 7, 2006 signals the boycott of Danish goods called by Islamic countries to protest the publication of Prophet Muhammad caricatures. The boycott is costing Danish businesses more than $1 million a day.
A relative grieves for victims outside Kindi hospital following two explosions in central Baghdad, Feb. 7, 2006. Two bombs exploded minutes apart near a square, killing at least seven people and wounding about 20 more, officials said.
Iraqi police officers inspect the site of two explosions in central Baghdad, Feb. 7, 2006.
An Iraqi police vehicle splattered with blood after a bomb blast in Baghdad, Feb. 7, 2006.