Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr gestures during his first public appearance since returning from nearly four years of self-imposed exile in Najaf, south of Baghdad, Iraq, Saturday, Jan. 8, 2011. The ... more 
Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr gestures during his first public appearance since returning from nearly four years of self-imposed exile in Najaf, south of Baghdad, Iraq, Saturday, Jan. 8, 2011. The powerful cleric was greeted by shouts of "Long live the leader" outside his ancestral home in the holy Shiite city of Najaf. Al-Sadr appears beneath a graphic banner bearing the pictures of his brother, the late Ayatollah Mohammed Baqir al-Sadr, left, and father, the late Grand Ayatollah Mohammed Sadiq al-Sadr, right. less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Karim Kadim
Sat, Jan 8, 2011 7:54 PM EST