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Saddam Hussein on trial (file photo) (AFP)
May 19, 2006 - Japan today became the first country to release an official version of a novel purportedly written by Saddam Hussein on the eve of the 2003 U.S.-led invasion of Iraq.
The book originally was titled "Get Out Of Here, Curse You."
The version that went on sale across Japan on May 19 is titled "Devil's Dance."
Jordan has banned the book, but pirate copies are a bestseller in Amman.
A slideshow of photographs from Saddam Hussein's years ruling Iraq through his downfall.