Mideast Iraq

September 14, 2013 - 2:34 PM
Blood stains the walls and debris is strewn throughout the inside of a Sunni mosque after a suicide bomber struck during Friday prayers in the village of Umm al-Adham in Diyala province, a former militant stronghold 60 kilometers (35 miles) northeast of Baghdad, Iraq, Friday, Sept. 13, 2013. Iraq is weathering it deadliest bout of violence in half a decade, raising fears the country is returning to the widespread killing that pushed it to the brink of civil war following the 2003 U.S.-led invasion. (AP Photo)