Residents of Baghdad venture tentatively back onto the streets after a near-total curfew, prompted by a surge in sectarian violence, was lifted Monday. North of the capital, a mortar attack was launched on an oil facility.
The public curfew was lifted for the first time since a bombing attack in Baghdad killed some 200 Shia last week. Iraqi President Jalal Talabani is talking with Iranian leaders about how to stem the bloodshed in Iraq.
Michele Norris talks with NPR's Jamie Tarabay in Baghdad.