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Iraqis protest power cuts in Nasiriyah, about 200 miles southeast of Baghdad, for a second day on Monday. Riot police in southern Iraq used water cannons to disperse protesters who were pelting them with stones. (Associated Press)

Iraqis protest power cuts in Nasiriyah, about 200 miles southeast of Baghdad, for a second day on Monday. Riot police in southern Iraq used water cannons to disperse protesters who were pelting them with stones. (Associated Press)

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