To match feature IRAQ/NEIGHBOURHOOD

 
To match feature IRAQ/NEIGHBOURHOOD
An Iraqi soldier walks with U.S. soldiers during a joint patrol in Jisr Diyala, on the outskirts of southeastern Baghdad December 4, 2007. The mainly Shi'ite district, near where the Diyala river flows into the Tigris on the southeast outskirts of the capital, is an example of a developing pattern in Iraq. With violence dropping across much of the country, Iraqis are drawing up a new list of demands: instead of asking Iraqi and U.S. forces for protection, they want jobs and improvements to basic services. Picture taken December 4, 2007. To match feature IRAQ/NEIGHBOURHOOD REUTERS/Erik de Castro (IRAQ)