Baghdad residents have taken advantage of a fall-off in violence to visit parks and mark Eid al-Adha, the Muslim Feast of Sacrifice.
Eid al-Adha, when families and friends come together for celebratory meals, marks Abraham's readiness to sacrifice his son to God.
The festival has given US troops a chance to show a different face.
The recently opened Abu Nawas park in central Baghdad was also a popular destination.
Men dance in al-Zawraa park in central Baghdad. A ceasefire by the Shia Mehdi Army and moves by Sunni tribesmen to oust al-Qaeda have helped reduce violence.
Parents hope the lull in violence will last, though they know the attacks have by no means been halted.