Eleven Iraqi security personnel were among those killed in a string of attacks in or north of the capital Baghdad since late last night.
After several days of relative calm amid a massive security clampdown that was lifted yesterday, the Iraqi branch of Al-Qaeda has warned minority Sunni Arabs against being lulled into a false sense of security by the polls.
The Multinational Force in Iraq on December 15, 2005, released official images of the voting in the legislative elections. To view a slideshow of their photographs, click on the image.
To see RFE/RL's special webpage about the election, click here.