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A group of women in the Baghdad Shiite neighborhood of Shula wait to be searched by a female soldier attached to 4-14 Cavalry - a unit within the 172nd Stryker Brigade. The scene took place during an operation by bolstered US and Iraqi forces in the hopes of getting a handle on the extraordinary numbers of sectarian killings in Baghdad - was carried out in Baghdad, Iraq on Sunday August 20, 2006. The brigade, which was in the process of rotating home at the end of a year tour in Mosul and northwestern Iraq, was diverted to the capital for an undetermined number of additional months.