Baghdad, Iraq - Republic of
IRAQI POLICEMAN CHECKS CARS ON NEW YEAR'S EVE IN BAGHDAD.
An Iraqi policeman checks vehicles on a Baghdad street December 31, 2003 as New Year's Eve revellers started to cruise the capital. In Baghdad, U.S.-backed security forces stepped up patrols in the capital due to fears that insurgents may chose the New Year period to launch attacks against coalition forces. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra CLH/CRB