Najaf, Iraq - Republic of
IRAQI SHI'ITE WOMAN WALKS WITH HER BABY GIRL TO NAJAF FOR PILGRIMAGE.
An Iraqi Shi'ite woman carries her baby girl as she makes her way to the
southern-central city of Najaf April 18, 2003. Thousands of Shi'ites are
expected to make the Arbaiin pilgrimage, one of the holiest events on the
Shiite calender, to Najaf and Karbala on April 23 for the first time in 26
years after Coalition forces ousted Iraqi President Saddam Hussein who had
banned the pilgimage. PP03040058 REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis