US Marine stands guard during operation south of Baghdad.
U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Brown stands guard during a security operation in the town of Iskandariya, south of the Iraqi capital Baghdad, in this photo released on March 11, 2005. Violence rages as Iraqi politicians struggle to form a new government after the January 30 elections, which gave Shi'ites power after decades of Sunni domination under Saddam Hussein. The graffiti on the nearby building threatens, in Arabic, anyone who goes out to vote in the elections with death.REUTERS/USAF/HO/Airman 1st Class Kurt Gibbons III/Handout HH/CCK