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In pictures: Iraq captured then and now

March 19, 2013

A general view of the crossed swords monument at the site of a photograph by Karim Kadim of US soldiers in 2008. The archway was commissioned by Saddam Hussein during Iraq’s war with Iran. Iraqi officials began tearing down the archways in 2007 but quic???
A general view of the crossed swords monument at the site of a photograph by Karim Kadim of US soldiers in 2008. The archway was commissioned by Saddam Hussein during Iraq’s war with Iran. Iraqi officials began tearing down the archways in 2007 but quic???
A general view of Abu Nawas Street in Baghdad at the site of a photograph taken by Maya Alleruzzo of Iraqi orphan Fady Al Sadik in April 2003. The park that runs along Abu Nawas Street is now a popular destination for families who are drawn by the manicur???
A general view of Abu Nawas Street in Baghdad at the site of a photograph taken by Maya Alleruzzo of Iraqi orphan Fady Al Sadik in April 2003. The park that runs along Abu Nawas Street is now a popular destination for families who are drawn by the manicur???
Iraqi policeman Ahmed Naji stands on the grounds of the Iraqi National Museum at the site of a photograph taken by Anja Niedringhaus of US soldiers on guard outside the museum in November 2003. Tens of thousands of artifacts chronicling some 7,000 years o???
Iraqi policeman Ahmed Naji stands on the grounds of the Iraqi National Museum at the site of a photograph taken by Anja Niedringhaus of US soldiers on guard outside the museum in November 2003. Tens of thousands of artifacts chronicling some 7,000 years o???
A general view of Abu Nawas park in Baghdad at the site of a photograph taken by Maya Alleruzzo showing Iraqi orphans playing football with a US soldier in April, 2003.
A general view of Abu Nawas park in Baghdad at the site of a photograph taken by Maya Alleruzzo showing Iraqi orphans playing football with a US soldier in April, 2003.
Iraqi policeman Ahmed Naji stands on the grounds of the Iraqi National Museum at the site of by Murad Sezer's photograph showing a U.S. Army tank parked outside the Iraqi National Museum in Baghdad in May 2003. Despite international efforts to track down ???
Iraqi policeman Ahmed Naji stands on the grounds of the Iraqi National Museum at the site of by Murad Sezer's photograph showing a U.S. Army tank parked outside the Iraqi National Museum in Baghdad in May 2003. Despite international efforts to track down ???
Street photographer Raad Mohammed poses with a photograph taken by photographer Khalid Mohammed in Baghdad's Tahrir Square showing an Iraqi soldier manning a checkpoint on June 9, 2006, after the Iraqi capital was subjected to a vehicle ban in an effort t???
Street photographer Raad Mohammed poses with a photograph taken by photographer Khalid Mohammed in Baghdad's Tahrir Square showing an Iraqi soldier manning a checkpoint on June 9, 2006, after the Iraqi capital was subjected to a vehicle ban in an effort t???
A general view of Firdous Square at the site of a photograph taken by Jerome Delay as the statue of Saddam Hussein is pulled down by US.forces and Iraqis on April 9, 2003. Today, the pedestal in central Baghdad stands empty. Bent iron beams sprout from th???
A general view of Firdous Square at the site of a photograph taken by Jerome Delay as the statue of Saddam Hussein is pulled down by US.forces and Iraqis on April 9, 2003. Today, the pedestal in central Baghdad stands empty. Bent iron beams sprout from th???