(posted by Katherine Long)
Shiite pilgrims marched to Karbala's holy shrine Tuesday to mark the death of one of their most revered saints. Here's one account of the public demonstrations in the Christian Science Monitor.
In this analysis piece, the BBC examines political divisions among the Iraqi Shia.
Thanks - now, leave
It's difficult for us to understand this attitude, but many foreign correspondents are reporting a growing impatience among Iraqis who want US forces to leave immediately.
"Thank you for getting rid of Saddam," said Hathem Mohammed Bender, a poet who also hailed the arrival of American forces. "Now please go home. Let us take care of things."
Antiquities surface on the black market
Stolen Iraqi artifacts are just now beginning to surface on the international art market. Experts say they expect thieves will attempt to sell most of the stolen pieces in wealthy countries such as the United States, Britain, Germany, Japan, France and Switzerland. "People in the United States already buy about 60 percent of the world's art, both legal and illegal," CBS News says.