Kirkuk, Iraq - Republic of
U.S. SOLDIERS PATROL STREETS OF KIRKUK IN NORTHERN IRAQ.
U.S. 173rd Airborne Brigade soldiers patrol the streets in the northern
Iraqi city of Kirkuk on April 17, 2003. U.S. forces have been handed
control of the oil-rich city, after Kurdish fighters agreed to withdraw
to calm simmering ethnic tensions. REUTERS/Nikola Solic