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Security forces inspect the scene of a bomb attack in Basra, 340 miles (550 kilometers) southeast of Baghdad, Iraq, Thursday, Nov. 24, 2011. Three bombs went off in a popular open-air market Thursday evening, killing and wounding scores of people, police said. (AP Photo/Nabil al-Jurani)
Photo by: Nabil al-Jurani
Security forces inspect the scene of a bomb attack in Basra, 340 miles (550 kilometers) southeast of Baghdad, Iraq, Thursday, Nov. 24, 2011. Three bombs went off in a popular open-air market Thursday evening, killing and wounding scores of people, police said. (AP Photo/Nabil al-Jurani)

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