IT'S TOO BAD that none of the Iraqi election officials thought about a slightly different method of marking people who had just voted. If I had been there, I'd have suggested to have the middle finger dipped in purple ink. Just imagine how cool this picture of Iraq's current president al-Yawar would have been, showing it to all the people over the world who have been trying hard to prevent this historical vote:
UPDATED. Changed the original for the photoshopped version; thanks to Mao of Ajopringue for the work!