Mideast Iraq Elections

April 20, 2013 - 7:30 PM
An Iraqi soldier stands guard as Iraqi citizens prepare cast their ballots at a polling center during the country's provincial elections in Baghdad, Iraq, Saturday, April 20, 2013. Polls opened amid tight security in Iraq on Saturday for regional elections in the country's first vote since the U.S. military withdrawal, marking an important test of the country's stability. (AP Photo/ Khalid Mohammed)