A boy drinks water from a hose in a slum neighbourhood in Baghdad's Sadr City July 31, 2007. About 30 poor families make a living by gathering junk at the dumpsite there. [Reuters]
America's No. 2 diplomat in Iraq predicted progress by fall on bringing together Iraq's feuding factions as violence claimed more lives Wednesday.
Iraqi residents walk past a destroyed house in Baghdad June 3, 2007. Dozens of residents became homeless after Tuesday's bomb attack in a market in Baghdad's Amil district which killed 19 people and wounded 71 others. [Reuters]
US-led forces seized suspected death squad bosses in raids that tested the fragile bonds between the government and a militia faction.
People pray beside the coffins of Saddam's half brother and former intelligence chief, who were executed Monday in Baghdad Jan. 15, 2007. [AP]
After her son Justin was killed serving in Iraq, a grieving Jan Johnson resolved to see the place where he died and to better understand why it happened.
A resident from the village of Al Jasan steps on the wing of a U.S. F-16 fighter that crashed on a combat mission, about 15 km (9 miles) north of Falluja November 27, 2006. [Reuters]
Sunni, Shi'ite and Kurdish leaders called for an end to sectarian conflict and vowed to track down those responsible for the deadliest attack.
Iran on Wednesday touted its weekend summit with the Iraqi and Syrian presidents, moving to secure a larger role in the region.