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Born at the Crest of the Empire

Monday, April 09, 2007

Picture of the Day - 2

Estimates between tens of thousands (US press) and hundreds of thousands (BBC) in the Sadr called anti-US protests in Najaf.

(Demonstrators wave Iraqi flags during an anti-U.S. protest called by fiery cleric Moqtada al-Sadr in Najaf, marking the fourth anniversary of the fall of Baghdad April 9, 2007. (Ceerwan Aziz/Reuters))

Again, I think it's notable that this day, once honored in Iraq as a national holiday of "liberation," was abandoned as that holiday but has now been reinstated to try to keep violence down.


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