Iraqi Soldiers Stand in Ein Tamer

Iraqi Soldiers Stand in Ein Tamer

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Iraqi soldiers stand along a road close to their vehicle in the area of Ein Tamer which leads west out of the city of Karbala towards the city of Fallujah. Fighting in Fallujah and the surrounding Anbar province over the past few days is part of an escalating wave of sectarian violence in Iraq, where Maliki’s Shiite Muslim-led government is confronting Sunni Muslim militants.