Two men (above left and second from right) examine likenesses of Shiite clerics (top) at the wax museum in the Shiite holy city of Najaf, 100 miles south of Baghdad. Even before going on public display, the wax figures have created an Islamic law dispute. All of the Shiite figures were either born, studied or buried in Najaf. (Associated Press)

Two men (above left and second from right) examine likenesses of Shiite clerics (top) at the wax museum in the Shiite holy city of Najaf, 100 miles south of Baghdad. Even before going on public display, the wax figures have created an Islamic law dispute. All of the Shiite figures were either born, studied or buried in Najaf. (Associated Press)