A boy runs away from a wall of smoke and fire during a protest 20 miles north of Kirkuk in Iraq's Kurdish region on Friday, August 13, 2010. Demonstrators protesting the lack of electricity in Iraq's rural areas burned tires in the road. Long-term frustrations with the new government's failure to provide basic services such as clean water, electricity and public sanitation have reached a boiling point this month. The road block is one of many that have sprung up all over the country, coinciding with the draw-down of United States forces and the Muslim observance of Ramadan.
From The Transition In Iraq