Iraqi security forces inspect a crater caused by a car bomb attack in the neighborhood of Karrada in Baghdad earlier today (Dec. 22, 2011). It was one in a wave of such bombings in the Iraqi capital today. Hadi Mizban/AP hide caption

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Former Envoy To Iraq Says Situation Still 'Very Fragile'

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The American flag, Iraqi flag, and the U.S. Forces Iraq colors are carried during ceremonies in Baghdad today marking the end of the U.S. military mission in Iraq. Pablo Martinez Monsivais/pool/AP hide caption

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Kelly McEvers speaks with Renee Montagne from Baghdad

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Biden: Iraq Will Be A Partner; History Will Judge If War Was Worth It

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