APTOPIX Mideast Iraq Violence

December 24, 2011 - 7:36 AM
Iraqi security forces gather the scene of a car bomb attack in the Karrada neighborhood of Baghdad, Iraq, Thursday, Dec. 22, 2011. A wave of bombings ripped across Baghdad on Thursday morning killing and wounding hundreds of people, Iraqi officials said, in the worst violence Iraq has seen for months. The bloodbath comes just days after American forces left the country. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban)