In this Sept. 21, 2012, photo, Iraqis chant slogans as they hold posters of Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Khamenei during a protest in Basra, 340 miles (547 kilometers) southeast of B

 

              In this Sept. 21, 2012, photo, Iraqis chant slogans as they hold posters of Iran
In this Sept. 21, 2012, photo, Iraqis chant slogans as they hold posters of Iran's supreme leader Ayatollah Khamenei during a protest in Basra, 340 miles (547 kilometers) southeast of Baghdad, Iraq, as part of widespread anger across the Muslim world about a film ridiculing Islam's Prophet Muhammad. After years of growing influence, a new sign of Iran’s presence in Iraq has hit the streets. Thousands of signs, that is, depicting Iran’s supreme leader gently smiling to a population once mobilized against the Islamic Republic in eight years of war. (AP Photo/Nabil al-Jurani)