Iraqi Deputy Prime Minister Hussain al-Shahristani holds up an ink-marked finger after casting his ballot in the country's provincial elections at a polling center in the heavily fortif

 

              Iraqi Deputy Prime Minister Hussain al-Shahristani holds up an ink-marked finger after casting his ballot in the country
Iraqi Deputy Prime Minister Hussain al-Shahristani holds up an ink-marked finger after casting his ballot in the country's provincial elections at a polling center in the heavily fortified Green Zone in Baghdad, Iraq, Saturday, April 20, 2013. Polls opened amid tight security in Iraq on Saturday for regional elections in the country's first vote since the U.S. military withdrawal, marking an important test of the country's stability. (AP Photo/ Karim Kadim)