10th anniversary of Baghdad fall

Associated Press
In this Saturday, April 6, 2013 photo, Iraqi boys sit next to a mural that used to be painted with the portrait of former dictator Saddam Hussein, which turned into a mural of Shiite clerics Ayatollah Mohammed Baqir al-Sadr, left, and Grand Ayatollah Mohammed Sadiq al-Sadr, right, 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/ Karim Kadim)

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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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