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  • 1. Iranian supplied FN?Iraqi militiamen from Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadrs Mehdi Army display a capturedU.S. Humvee wheeled truck, which was taken during a morning gun battle and laterset alight, in the town of Kufa April 19, 2004. REUTERS/Ceerwan Aziz
  • 2. An Iraqi militiaman from Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadrs Mehdi Army gestures near aburning U.S. Army Humvee wheeled truck, which was captured during a morning gunbattle and later set alight, in the town of Kufa April 19, 2004. REUTERS/Ceerwan Aziz
  • 3. An Iraqi militiaman from Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadrs Mehdi Army walks past aburning U.S. Army Humvee wheeled truck, which was captured during a morning gunbattle and later set alight, in the town of Kufa April 19, 2004. REUTERS/Ceerwan Aziz
  • 4. An Iraqi youth passes a U.S. M88 recovery tank parked near a burning Army transporttruck on a highway after an attack on the west side of the Iraqi capital of Baghdad April19, 2004. REUTERS/Ali Jasim
  • 5. An Iraqi militiaman holds a sniper rifle near the shrine of Imam Ali in the Holy city ofNajaf April 19, 2004. U.S. forces poised outside Najaf said on Monday they would allowtime for talks before any attempt to enter the holy Iraqi city to seize a rebel cleric -- amove that could spark new unrest. Photo by Reuters
  • 6. Iraqi children gather as a U.S. Army wheeled transport truck blazes on a highwayafter an attack on the west side of the Iraqi capital of Baghdad April 19, 2004.REUTERS/Thaer al-Sudani
  • 7. A U.S. Army wheeled transport truck blazes on a highway after an attack on thewest side of the Iraqi capital of Baghdad April 19, 2004. REUTERS/Thaer al-Sudani
  • 8. An Iraqi Civil Defense Corps officer, right, scans the buildings through binoculars as anU.S. Soldier looks on in front of the entrance of the Swedish embassy in BaghdadMonday, April 19, 2004. A mortar shell landed in a garden near the Swedish Embassy noone was hurt, Iraqi police said. Police closed off the area on Andalus Square after theattack. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay)
  • 9. An Iraqi Sunni Muslim insurgent celebrate in front of a burning U.S. wheeledtanker after it was attacked with rocket-propelled grenade (RPG). Ex-militarycommandos armed with M4 rifles are fighting insurgents in Iraq (news - web sites)as part of a private contracting force, many of them hired by the US-led coalition,raising some deep concerns.(AFP/File/Antonio Scorza)
  • 10. A U.S. Army Soldier from the Task Force Olympia stands guard on top of a militaryvehicle guarding Turkish oil trucks on the road to Mosul, northern Iraq (news -web sites), Sunday, April 18, 2004. The U.S. Army provides security to the wheeledtruck convoys on their way to the Iraqi-Turkish border. (AP Photo/Murad Sezer)
  • 11. U.S. marines survey a destroyed bridge south of the Iraqi capital of Baghdad April 18,2004. Two bridges were blown up by insurgents, U.S. military sources said. Theclimate of insecurity has prompted the U.S. military to indefinitely close highwaysleading north, west and south of Baghdad in a new blow to reconstruction andeconomic life. REUTERS/Akram Saleh
  • 12. A U.S. marine (hands-in-pockets) surveys a destroyed bridge south of the Iraqi capital ofBaghdad April 18, 2004. Two bridges were blown up by insurgents, U.S. militarysources said. The climate of insecurity has prompted the U.S. military to indefinitelyclose highways leading north, west and south of Baghdad in a new blow toreconstruction and economic life. REUTERS/Akram Saleh
  • 13. An elderly Iraqi woman passes a patrol of U.S. Soldiers from the 2nd Battalion, 2nd Regiment ofthe 1st Infantry Division by a bridge over the Euphrates river near the holy city of Najaf on April18, 2004. A U.S. newspaper said that 5 U.S. marines and dozens of Iraqis had been killed in a14-hour battle close to the Syrian border. The U.S. military in Baghdad said it had no informationabout fighting in the remote region of western Iraq (news - web sites). Photo by LaszloBalogh/Reuters
  • 14. M113 Gavin M2 BradleyPilgrims walk past U.S. Soldiers, a M113 Gavin light and a M2 Bradley mediumtracked tanks and wheeled Humvee trucks on their way to Najaf, Iraq (news -web sites), Sunday April 18, 2004. (AP Photo/Saurabh Das)
  • 15. U.S. Special Forces [Blackwater mercenaries?] flying on a Hughes 500 helicopterpatrol Baghdad. The U.S. Soldier held hostage by insurgents in Iraq (news -web sites) received front-page coverage in U.S. newspapers and lead stories onU.S. television and radio broadcasts.(AFP/Patrick Baz)
  • 16. A member Moqtda al- Sadrs Army ofMehdi militia displays a USMC M20340mm Grenade Launcher attached to aColt M16A4 rifle captured during anambush on a U.S. convoy between Kufaand Hilla. Doubts over U.S. plans totransfer sovereignty to an interimgovernment in Iraq (news - web sites)on June 30 mounted after the chief U.S.administrator, Paul Bremer, warned thatU.S.-trained Iraqi forces were not ontarget to ensure the countrys security.(AFP/Ahmad Al-Rubaye)
  • 17. An Iraqi militiamen from Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadrs Mehdi Army holds a U.S.M16/M203 rifle/grenade launcher in the town of Kufa April 19, 2004. U.S. forcespoised outside Najaf said Monday they will allow time for talks before any attemptto enter the holy Iraqi city to seize a rebel cleric, a move that could spark newunrest. REUTERS/Ali Abu Shish