Edition:
United States
Pictures | Wed Apr 30, 2014 | 5:10pm EDT

Iraqis vote as violence grips a divided country

An Iraqi soldier checks a man outside a polling station during a parliamentary election in Baghdad April 30, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah

An Iraqi soldier checks a man outside a polling station during a parliamentary election in Baghdad April 30, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah

An Iraqi soldier checks a man outside a polling station during a parliamentary election in Baghdad April 30, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah
Close
1 / 14
Osama al-Nujaifi, speaker of the Iraqi Council of Representatives, holds up his ink-stained finger while casting his vote at a polling station during a parliamentary election in Baghdad April 30, 2014. REUTERS/Mahmoud Raouf Mahmoud

Osama al-Nujaifi, speaker of the Iraqi Council of Representatives, holds up his ink-stained finger while casting his vote at a polling station during a parliamentary election in Baghdad April 30, 2014. REUTERS/Mahmoud Raouf Mahmoud

Osama al-Nujaifi, speaker of the Iraqi Council of Representatives, holds up his ink-stained finger while casting his vote at a polling station during a parliamentary election in Baghdad April 30, 2014. REUTERS/Mahmoud Raouf Mahmoud
Close
2 / 14
A woman casts her vote at a polling station during a parliamentary election, in the city of Ramadi, April 30, 2014. REUTERS/Ali al-Mashhadani

A woman casts her vote at a polling station during a parliamentary election, in the city of Ramadi, April 30, 2014. REUTERS/Ali al-Mashhadani

A woman casts her vote at a polling station during a parliamentary election, in the city of Ramadi, April 30, 2014. REUTERS/Ali al-Mashhadani
Close
3 / 14
Osama al-Nujaifi, speaker of the Iraqi Council of Representatives, casts his vote at a polling station during a parliamentary election in Baghdad April 30, 2014. REUTERS/Mahmoud Raouf Mahmoud

Osama al-Nujaifi, speaker of the Iraqi Council of Representatives, casts his vote at a polling station during a parliamentary election in Baghdad April 30, 2014. REUTERS/Mahmoud Raouf Mahmoud

Osama al-Nujaifi, speaker of the Iraqi Council of Representatives, casts his vote at a polling station during a parliamentary election in Baghdad April 30, 2014. REUTERS/Mahmoud Raouf Mahmoud
Close
4 / 14
Noshirwan Mustafa, leader of Kurdish opposition movement "Gorran" (Change), holds up his ID card during regional parliamentary elections at a polling station in the northern Iraqi of province Sulaimaniya, April 30, 2014. REUTERS/Yahya Ahmad

Noshirwan Mustafa, leader of Kurdish opposition movement "Gorran" (Change), holds up his ID card during regional parliamentary elections at a polling station in the northern Iraqi of province Sulaimaniya, April 30, 2014. REUTERS/Yahya Ahmad

Noshirwan Mustafa, leader of Kurdish opposition movement "Gorran" (Change), holds up his ID card during regional parliamentary elections at a polling station in the northern Iraqi of province Sulaimaniya, April 30, 2014. REUTERS/Yahya Ahmad
Close
5 / 14
Iraq's Kurdistan President Massoud Barzani shows his ink-stained finger after voting for Iraqi parliamentary election at a polling station in Arbil, capital of the autonomous Kurdistan region April 30, 2014. REUTERS/Azad Lashkari

Iraq's Kurdistan President Massoud Barzani shows his ink-stained finger after voting for Iraqi parliamentary election at a polling station in Arbil, capital of the autonomous Kurdistan region April 30, 2014. REUTERS/Azad Lashkari

Iraq's Kurdistan President Massoud Barzani shows his ink-stained finger after voting for Iraqi parliamentary election at a polling station in Arbil, capital of the autonomous Kurdistan region April 30, 2014. REUTERS/Azad Lashkari
Close
6 / 14
Iraq's Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki shows his ink marked finger as he votes during parliamentary election in Baghdad April 30, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah

Iraq's Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki shows his ink marked finger as he votes during parliamentary election in Baghdad April 30, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah

Iraq's Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki shows his ink marked finger as he votes during parliamentary election in Baghdad April 30, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah
Close
7 / 14
A woman casts her vote at a polling station during a parliamentary election in Baghdad April 30, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah

A woman casts her vote at a polling station during a parliamentary election in Baghdad April 30, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah

A woman casts her vote at a polling station during a parliamentary election in Baghdad April 30, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah
Close
8 / 14
Iraqi policemen stand guard near a polling station during voting for Iraqi parliamentary election in Baghdad April 30, 2014. REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani

Iraqi policemen stand guard near a polling station during voting for Iraqi parliamentary election in Baghdad April 30, 2014. REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani

Iraqi policemen stand guard near a polling station during voting for Iraqi parliamentary election in Baghdad April 30, 2014. REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani
Close
9 / 14
Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr shows his ink-stained finger at a polling station during parliamentary election in Najaf, south of Baghdad April 30, 2014. REUTERS/Alaa Al-Marjani

Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr shows his ink-stained finger at a polling station during parliamentary election in Najaf, south of Baghdad April 30, 2014. REUTERS/Alaa Al-Marjani

Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr shows his ink-stained finger at a polling station during parliamentary election in Najaf, south of Baghdad April 30, 2014. REUTERS/Alaa Al-Marjani
Close
10 / 14
A resident casts her vote at a polling station during parliamentary election in Baghdad April 30, 2014. REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani

A resident casts her vote at a polling station during parliamentary election in Baghdad April 30, 2014. REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani

A resident casts her vote at a polling station during parliamentary election in Baghdad April 30, 2014. REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani
Close
11 / 14
Resident mark their ballots at voting booths at a polling station during parliamentary election in Baghdad April 30, 2014. REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani

Resident mark their ballots at voting booths at a polling station during parliamentary election in Baghdad April 30, 2014. REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani

Resident mark their ballots at voting booths at a polling station during parliamentary election in Baghdad April 30, 2014. REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani
Close
12 / 14
An Iraqi soldier checks for identification papers at a checkpoint in Baghdad April 29, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmed Saad

An Iraqi soldier checks for identification papers at a checkpoint in Baghdad April 29, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmed Saad

An Iraqi soldier checks for identification papers at a checkpoint in Baghdad April 29, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmed Saad
Close
13 / 14
Residents queue to vote at a polling station, during voting for Iraqi parliamentary election in Baghdad April 30, 2014. REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani

Residents queue to vote at a polling station, during voting for Iraqi parliamentary election in Baghdad April 30, 2014. REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani

Residents queue to vote at a polling station, during voting for Iraqi parliamentary election in Baghdad April 30, 2014. REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani
Close
14 / 14

Next Slideshows

Factory of fun

Inside the Playmobil factory in Malta, as the toy brand turns 40.

Apr 30 2014

Time 100 Gala

The red carpet at the Time 100 gala.

Apr 30 2014

Portraits of pro-Russian separatists

A look at the masked protesters who are part of the pro-Russian separatist movement in Donetsk.

Apr 30 2014

At North Korea's edge

Life on the remote, militarized islands on the border between South and North Korea.

Apr 30 2014

MORE IN PICTURES

Action Putin

Action Putin

Russian President Vladimir Putin takes on physical pursuits in his downtime.

Plucked from the Mediterranean

Plucked from the Mediterranean

About 400 migrants onboard a drifting overcrowded wooden boat are rescued from the Mediterranean Sea off the Libyan coast.

Brutal street battle for Mosul

Brutal street battle for Mosul

Iraqi forces enter Mosul's Old City as Islamic State militants put up fierce resistance from the close-packed houses and narrow streets.

Russia's kid cadets

Russia's kid cadets

Inside the General Yermolov Cadet School, which teaches military skills in addition to regular middle school lessons.

Cyclone Debbie strikes northeast Australia

Cyclone Debbie strikes northeast Australia

Cyclone Debbie rips a trail of destruction through northeast Australia, as howling winds, heavy rain and huge seas leave tens of thousands of homes without power.

First 100 days of Trump

First 100 days of Trump

Major moments from the first days of the Trump administration.

Helping amputee animals walk again

Helping amputee animals walk again

From a miniature pony to goats, and dogs to elephants, Derrick Campana fashions prosthetics to help animals walk again.

China from above

China from above

A bird's eye view of the most populous country.

Fighting for control of Syria's Tabqa dam

Fighting for control of Syria's Tabqa dam

Syrian engineers work to open spillways and ease pressure on a major dam across the Euphrates River, as the dam's southern reaches remain in the hands of Islamic State.

Newer Slideshows Older Slideshows

Trending Collections

Pictures