Tribal elders are reviving a traditional process to heal the deep animosities resulting from sectarian bloodshed between Shiites and Sunnis.
Baghdad's Johara Hotel, which was once a meeting place for foreign journalists and aid workers, is now filled to capacity with Iraqis who still can't go home.
Iraq's Shiite-led government has begun taking control of the anti-insurgent Sunni fighters who have helped improve security across the country.
A West Pointer's diary of his year in Baghdad.
Some 15,000 in custody may be in limbo when UN rules that govern Iraq lapse in December.