Najaf, Iraq - Republic of
MUSLIMS CELEBRATE AL HAKEEM'S ARRIVAL AT THE MOSQUE IN NAJAF.
Muslims celebrate the arrival of Shi'ite leader Mohammed Baqir Al-Hakim to
the Holy Shrine of Imam Ali in 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