10th anniversary of Baghdad fall

Associated Press
In this Friday, March 8, 2013 photo, the empty pillar, right, where the statue of former dictator Saddam Hussein sat, was pulled down by U.S. forces in 2003, in Baghdad, Iraq. Ten years ago, a statue fell in Paradise Square. Joyful Iraqis helped by a U.S. Army tank retriever pulled down their longtime dictator, cast as 16 feet of bronze. The scene broadcast live worldwide became an icon for a war, a symbol of final victory over Saddam Hussein. But for the people of Baghdad, it was only the beginning. The toppling of the statue on April 9, 2003, remains a potent symbol that has divided Iraqis ever since. (AP Photo/ Hadi Mizban)

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April 9, 2013 marks 10 years since the fall of Baghdad, symbolized by the toppling of a statue of ousted dictator Saddam Hussein in Baghdad's Firdos (Paradise) Square in 2003, following an invasion by US-led troops.

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