The Guardian reports that "amid widespread anti-war protests on the streets of Athens, EU leaders meeting to sign a landmark enlargement agreement today were reported to be drawing up a surprise joint statement on Iraq." The agreement is said to include a strong statement that the United Nations have an important role in rebuilding Iraq.
Iraqis in Tikrit feel let down and abandoned because the Iraqi army had not defended the city. Still, they hold out hope Saddam is still alive and would return to rule Iraq.
Meanwhile, in Baghdad a purported appearance by Saddam Hussein a week ago is already the stuff of legend.
A Basra man tells how a misplaced bomb destroyed his family.
Los Angeles Times reporter Paul Watson was in the middle of riot in Mosul when he was attacked and stabbed by a mob.
And the New Yorker's Jon Lee Anderson tells what it was like the day Baghdad collapsed.