Najaf, Iraq - Republic of
MOHAMMED BAKIR AL HAKEEM ARRIVES AT THE MOSQUE IN NAJAF.
Shi'ite leader Mohammed Baqir Al-Hakim (C) is pushed through the main
entrance to the Holy Shrine of Imam Ali as he arrives in his native town of
Najaf May 12 2003. Hakim, who returned to Iraq after a 23 year exile in
Iran, said that Iraq must elect its own government without foreign
intervention. REUTERS/Kieran Doherty PP03050046