More than ten thousand Iraqis took to the streets of Baghdad on Tuesday to protest alleged fraud in the country's recent parliamentary elections.
Sunni Arab and secular Shi'ite politicians demanded an international review of 15-hundred election complaints -- as well as a re-vote in parts of Iraq. They made the demands after initial results from the December 15th vote gave a large lead to a Shi'ite coalition, the United Iraqi Alliance.
Meanwhile, the Polish government said it wants to keep troops in Iraq until the end of 2006, reversing the previous government's plan for a quick pullout. Also on Tuesday, Ukraine completed withdrawing from Iraq.
And Iraqi authorities announced the discovery of a mass grave containing at least 20 bodies in Karbala, a holy city for Shi'ite Muslims. Authorities believe the grave contains victims of Saddam Hussein's suppression of a Shi'ite uprising after the Gulf War in 1991.