Young Iraqi girl cries after mortar shell injured her uncle in Najaf.
Mays, a young Iraqi Shi'ite girl, cries after a mortar shell which landed outside the family's home in a Najaf residential area injured her uncle August 18, 2004. The leader of a Shi'ite uprising in Iraq agreed on Wednesday to leave a holy shrine encircled by U.S. marines, hours after the interim government threatened to storm it and drive out his fighters. But even after the announcement, explosions and gun fire echoed through the streets as U.S. forces battled Sadr's Mehdi Army militiamen, whose two-week-old uprising poses the biggest challenge yet to Iraq's interim government. REUTERS/Ali Jasim Pictures of the Year 2004 CLH/PK