Policemen salute atop their vehicles during a handover ceremony where U.S.-led troops transferred security responsibilities to the to Iraqi forces in Diwaniya

 
Policemen salute atop their vehicles during a handover ceremony where U.S.-led troops transferred security responsibilities to the to Iraqi forces in Diwaniya
Policemen salute atop their vehicles during a handover ceremony where U.S.-led troops transferred security responsibilities to the to Iraqi forces in Diwaniya, 150 km (95 miles) south of Baghdad July 16, 2008. Iraq hopes to have security control of all its provinces by the year-end, the national security adviser said on Wednesday, underscoring the government's growing confidence in its own forces. REUTERS/Imad al-Khozai (IRAQ)