Blasts mar Biden's call for new gov't, unity

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden poses for a photo with a U.S. soldier at Camp Victory on the outskirts of Baghdad, Iraq, Sunday, July 4, 2010. Biden landed Saturday in Baghdad to coax Iraqi leaders into ending their government impasse as vying political factions remain deadlocked over which political bloc should pick its new leaders, including prime minister. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban)

July 4, 2010 9:29:10 PM PDT
Vice President Joe Biden urged rival Iraqi politicians Sunday to end months of delays and select new leaders for their wobbly democracy, predicting a peaceful transition of power even as suicide bombers struck government centers in two major cities.