Firebrand Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, center, is welcomed by Sunni clerics at Abdul-Qadir al-Gailani Sunni mosque in Baghdad, Iraq, Friday, Jan. 4, 2013. Al-Sadr paid a visit Friday

 

              Firebrand Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, center, is welcomed by Sunni clerics at Abdul-Qadir al-Gailani Sunni mosque in Baghdad, Iraq, Friday, Jan. 4, 2013. Al-Sadr paid a visit Friday
Firebrand Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, center, is welcomed by Sunni clerics at Abdul-Qadir al-Gailani Sunni mosque in Baghdad, Iraq, Friday, Jan. 4, 2013. Al-Sadr paid a visit Friday to a Baghdad church that was the scene of a deadly 2010 attack as well as one of the Iraqi capital's main Sunni mosques, an apparent overture to other religious groups as opposition mounts against his rival, Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki. (AP Photo/ Khalid Mohammed)