The Digital Journalist
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BAGHDAD, IRAQ, AUG. 13, 2004 - Demonstrators supporting Shiite leader Muqtada al-Sadr pray outside the green zone in Baghdad, a heavily fortified compound where the interim Iraqi government and the U.S. Embassy are located. The protestors demanded an end to U.S. military actions against al-Sadr's militia, the Mahdi Army, during the buildup to
the battle in Najaf.