Purple fingers for Election Day

By Pfc. Alisha NyeFebruary 4, 2009

Diyala governor Ra'ad al'Tamimi, Abd A-Qadir Al-Mufriji, the Iraqi Minister of Defense and Lt. Gen. Lloyd Austin, Commander, Multi-national Corps Iraq, discuss the success of Election Day during a meeting while at the Diyala Governance Center in Iraq, Jan. 31. (U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Alisha Nye, 14th Public Affairs Detachment)
1 / 5 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Diyala governor Ra'ad al'Tamimi, Abd A-Qadir Al-Mufriji, the Iraqi Minister of Defense and Lt. Gen. Lloyd Austin, Commander, Multi-national Corps Iraq, discuss the success of Election Day during a meeting while at the Diyala Governance Center in Iraq, Jan. 31. (U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Alisha Nye, 14th Public Affairs Detachment) (Photo Credit: Pfc. Alisha Nye) VIEW ORIGINAL
Abd A-Qadir Al-Mufriji, the Iraqi Minister of Defense, addresses Coalition Force and Iraqi government leaders about Election Day, while at the Diyala Governance Center in Iraq, Jan. 31. (U.S. Army photo by Pvt. 1st Alisha Nye, 14th Public Affairs Detachment)
2 / 5 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Abd A-Qadir Al-Mufriji, the Iraqi Minister of Defense, addresses Coalition Force and Iraqi government leaders about Election Day, while at the Diyala Governance Center in Iraq, Jan. 31. (U.S. Army photo by Pvt. 1st Alisha Nye, 14th Public Affairs Detachment) (Photo Credit: Pfc. Alisha Nye) VIEW ORIGINAL
Diyala governor Ra'ad al'Tamimi speaks with an audience of Coalition Force and Iraqi government leaders, thanking them for their support during Election Day, while at a polling site in Diyala, Iraq, Jan. 31. (U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Alisha Nye, 14th Public Affairs Detachment)
3 / 5 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Diyala governor Ra'ad al'Tamimi speaks with an audience of Coalition Force and Iraqi government leaders, thanking them for their support during Election Day, while at a polling site in Diyala, Iraq, Jan. 31. (U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Alisha Nye, 14th Public Affairs Detachment) (Photo Credit: Pfc. Alisha Nye) VIEW ORIGINAL
Local nationals line up to be searched before entering a polling site in Bahritz to vote on Election Day, while in Diyala, Iraq, Jan. 31. Women were checked by female Iraqi Police at a separate check point. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Opal Vaughn, 14th Public Affairs Detachment)
4 / 5 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Local nationals line up to be searched before entering a polling site in Bahritz to vote on Election Day, while in Diyala, Iraq, Jan. 31. Women were checked by female Iraqi Police at a separate check point. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Opal Vaughn, 14th Public Affairs Detachment) (Photo Credit: By Spc. Opal Vaughn) VIEW ORIGINAL
An Iraqi man and his family check a list of possible candidates to vote for while at a polling station during Election Day in Diyala, Iraq, Jan. 31. Voters received a purple finger after their voting preferences were completed. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Opal Vaughn, 14th Public Affairs Detachment)
5 / 5 Show Caption + Hide Caption – An Iraqi man and his family check a list of possible candidates to vote for while at a polling station during Election Day in Diyala, Iraq, Jan. 31. Voters received a purple finger after their voting preferences were completed. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Opal Vaughn, 14th Public Affairs Detachment) (Photo Credit: Spc. Opal Vaughn) VIEW ORIGINAL