AN IRAQI STOPS AT A U.S. ARMY ROADBLOCK NEAR UR, THE BIBLICAL
BIRTHPLACE OF THE PROPHET ABRAHAM.
An Iraqi stops at a U.S. army roadblock near Ur, the biblical
birthplace of the prophet Abraham, as delegates from Iraq's many
factions discussed the role of religion in the future government and
ways to rebuild the country on April 15, 2003. A U.S.-sponsored forum
that brought Iraqi opposition leaders together began Tuesday as Shiite
Muslim groups boycotted the meeting and people protested nearby.