31 Dec. 2002
Iraqi children light candles during a rally on the last night of 2002
in front of the United Nations office in Baghdad December 31, 2002.
U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan said on Tuesday there was no argument
for a U.S.-led military strike against Iraq before U.N. inspectors
present their report in late January; ordinary Iraqis hold out hope the
New Year will not bring war at all.
REUTERS/Suhaib Salem REUTERS