They've been going in. BrotherHuey October15 " It's time to fight back that's what Huey said. And in the holy city of Najaf, an year-old woman declared: One place I can see is inside the public park.
He emerged with his finger covered in purple indelible ink to prove that he has voted and he came out saying he was 55 years old, that he'd never done anything as important in his life as voting today, casting his ballot. The queues began to form soon after the polling stations' doors had opened.
But there was a demonstration earlier on in the day by a group who thinks the voting is anti-democratic.
To get to the polling stations they must pass tight security on the streets. Something like 1, people have been registered to vote here. BBC correspondents report on the latest events from across the region. One early voter said that after decades of suffering under Saddam Hussein, it was the dream of the Kurds to take part in free elections in Iraq.
Two mortars struck near to the Ministry of the Interior.
Bush had been incredibly encouraged by the news coming from Iraq. They have been talking about a figure of eight million but we just don't know.
Al-Arabiya, which has taken a more favourable view of the political process, showed men and women describing the day as an historic moment and a big party for the entire country - a common expression used by many of those interviewed. From the bottom of my heart I thank everyone for the birthday wishes.
The former president has been a highly divisive figure in Iran sincewhen his disputed re-election triggered the biggest protests in the country since the Islamic Revolution in Others said they weren't put off by the threat of attacks at the polls - they found all the security reassuring.
Armed police surrounded the perimeter and there were marksmen on the roof. In Talafar, just north of Mosul, fighting took place from for three hours between US forces and armed groups.
The Kurds held their first free elections in but that was for their own regional assembly. It was a cold morning and with the security measures, people were taking time to get to the polls.
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