U.S. soldier holds an American flag during a departure ceremony of U.S. Forces, at Abu Ghraib in Baghdad

 
U.S. soldier holds an American flag during a departure ceremony of U.S. Forces, at Abu Ghraib in Baghdad
A U.S. soldier from the 4th Stryker Brigade 2nd Infantry Division holds an American flag during a departure ceremony of U.S. Forces, at Abu Ghraib in Baghdad, August 7, 2010. The United States handed over control of all combat duties to Iraqi security forces on Saturday in a further sign its withdrawal is on track despite a political impasse in Iraq and a recent rise in violence. REUTERS/Thaier al-Sudani (IRAQ - Tags: MILITARY CONFLICT)