A resident walks past a painting of the old Iraqi national flag during a rainy day in Baghdad

 
A resident walks past a painting of the old Iraqi national flag during a rainy day in Baghdad
A resident walks past a painting of the old Iraqi national flag during a rainy day in Baghdad January 23, 2008. Iraq's parliament voted on Tuesday to adopt a new, temporary national flag in a move long demanded by the country's Kurdish minority who say the Saddam Hussein-era banner is a reminder of the cruelty of his rule. REUTERS/Mahmoud Raouf Mahmoud (IRAQ)