In preparation for the ground war launched in the Persian Gulf, rows of freshly dug graves punctuate the vast Saudi desert, right. President George Bush speaks with Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev on Friday, below right. Gorbachev telephoned Western leaders Saturday in a last attempt to resolve the conflict and urged Bush to delay a ground assault one or two days to give diplomacy more time to work. Shoppers at Baghdad's Karrada market, below, still enjoy good-natured bartering and a bountiful selection of fresh produce, meats and other staples on Saturday, despite weeks of allied bombing.