Iraqi Sunni woman Ayisha shows her ink-stained finger after casting her vote in Amman, December 15, 2005.
Members of the Iraqi Electoral Commission assist a woman at a polling station in the Iraqi town of Fallujah Thursday Dec. 15, 2005. Despite continuing violence and intimidation in Iraq’s insurgent heartland, turnout for Thursday’s election in Fallujah, once the effective headquarters of the insurgency, is expected to be high.
An Iraqi woman feeds her baby at a polling station in the town of Falluja December 15, 2005. A steady stream of Iraqi voters walked to polling sites nationwide to elect their first full-term parliament since Saddam Hussein’s overthrow, ignoring sporadic violence such as a mortar attack in Baghdad.