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Ten Years Since 'Fall Of Baghdad'


It has been 10 years since U.S.-led forces took control of Baghdad, signaling the eventual fall of Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein.

The event is remembered the world over for the images of Iraqis pulling down a statue of Saddam in a central Baghdad square.

The anniversary comes at a key moment in Iraq.

In less than two weeks, the country will hold its first local elections since the withdrawal of U.S. combat forces at the end of 2011.

But a decade after the U.S.-led invasion, Iraq is still struggling with political instability and violence that in recent weeks has killed at least 10 candidates who had planned to run in those elections.
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