Tens of thousands of Iraqis have taken to the streets of Baghdad to protest the presence of U.S.-led forces and to demand a quick trial for ousted dictator Saddam Hussein.
Radical Shi'ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr called the peaceful protest Saturday in Firdus Square, exactly two years after U.S. troops marched into Baghdad.
It was in this square that Iraqis and U.S. soldiers pulled down a giant statue of Saddam Hussein.
Amid tight security, protesters chanted anti-American slogans and waved Iraqi flags, expressing their frustration with continued instability in Iraq.
Meanwhile, south of Baghdad, in Latifiyah, police say a roadside bomb killed 15 Iraqi soldiers. Farther southeast, in Kut, an attack on a convoy killed four drivers.
Information for this report is provided by AP, AFP and Reuters.