I live just off Edgware Road south of Old Marylebone Road in London, which locals will know means I’m in a part of town with a large expat Middle Eastern populace. And the Iraqis among them were out celebrating in force last night - the police had to shut Edgware Road for two or three blocks because there were so many people out dancing around ecstatically in the street, cheering, climbing lamp posts, etc., and waving Iraqi flags as they did so. Plenty more were driving around beeping their horns, trailing flags out their car windows and such. The whole spectacle made it even more enjoyable to be sitting outside in the sun at the Victoria sipping my Fuller’s Honey Dew. (At the bottom of the page.)
Fortunately no one in my patch of London was firing AK-47s, at least not that I noticed.