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Photo by: Nabil al-Jurani

Followers of Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr chant anti-Iraqi government slogans and wave Iraqi flags during a protest March 19, 2012, in Basra, Iraq's second-largest city, 550 kilometers (340 miles) southeast of Baghdad. Followers of the anti-American Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, seen on the poster, are demanding better living conditions in Iraq on the ninth anniversary of the U.S.-led invasion of their country. (Associated Press)

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