• Zuhair Al Araji, the mayor of Mosul is interviewed by local media concerning the day's events. Zuhair said that he was pleased that so many people were voting and at the success of the area's security. Zuhair will remain in office until the mayoral elections, scheduled for August of this year.

    Zuhair Al Araji, the mayor of Mosul is...

    Zuhair Al Araji, the mayor of Mosul is interviewed by local media concerning the day's events. Zuhair said that he was pleased that so many people were voting and at the success of the area's security. Zuhair will remain in office until the mayoral...

  • Concertina wire and concrete barriers divide a polling site in Mosul from its surrounding neighborhood during the area's provincial elections Jan. 31. Besides protecting voters, these barriers mark off-limits areas to Coalition Forces who were instructed to avoid the polling sites, putting the Iraqi Security Forces at the front of operations.

    Concertina wire and concrete barriers divide a...

    Concertina wire and concrete barriers divide a polling site in Mosul from its surrounding neighborhood during the area's provincial elections Jan. 31. Besides protecting voters, these barriers mark off-limits areas to Coalition Forces who were...

  • Maj. Gen. Abdulla Abdul Karim Satter Abbas Al, the commanding general of 2nd Iraqi Army Division studies plans for the security of a polling center in Mosul Jan. 31 while touring the area's polling sites. Abdulla was charged with the maintenance and security of the sites and their surrounding neighborhoods.

    Maj. Gen. Abdulla Abdul Karim Satter Abbas Al...

    Maj. Gen. Abdulla Abdul Karim Satter Abbas Al, the commanding general of 2nd Iraqi Army Division studies plans for the security of a polling center in Mosul Jan. 31 while touring the area's polling sites. Abdulla was charged with the maintenance and...

  • Voters form a line along some barriers near a polling site in Mosul Jan. 31 during Iraq's provincial elections. Women were hired to search the female voters, who formed a line nearby. The elections spanned from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and what was expected to be a day busy with insurgent activity ended up quiet and uneventful, a rarity in Mosul.

    Voters form a line along some barriers near a...

    Voters form a line along some barriers near a polling site in Mosul Jan. 31 during Iraq's provincial elections. Women were hired to search the female voters, who formed a line nearby. The elections spanned from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and what was...

  • A Soldier with the 2nd Iraqi Army Division personal security detachment is seen with Saddam Hussein's unfinished mosque in the background Jan. 31 during the provincial elections in Mosul. A curfew was placed on all civilian vehicle movement over the span of three days to protect the city's polling sites and voters from potential vehicle-borne improvised explosive devices.

    A Soldier with the 2nd Iraqi Army Division...

    A Soldier with the 2nd Iraqi Army Division personal security detachment is seen with Saddam Hussein's unfinished mosque in the background Jan. 31 during the provincial elections in Mosul. A curfew was placed on all civilian vehicle movement over the...

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