Iraqi Shiite Muslims walk over a U.S. flag as they go to Friday prayers in Shiite district of Sadr city, in Baghdad, Iraq, Friday, March 10, 2006. President Jalal Talabani issued a decree Friday that orders Iraq's new parliament to hold its first session on March 19. The United States wants to leave behind a strong central authority and has made that a pre-condition for its hopes to begin drawing down American forces this summer.

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