Saddam downfall: Baghdad 9 years after

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A view of al-Firdous square, where the statue of Saddam Hussein used to stand, in Baghdad. US Marines pulled down the statue of the dictator on April 9, 2003, marking the end of more than 35 years of iron-fisted rule by Saddam's Baath Party. Reuters Photo/Saad Shalash

A view of al-Firdous square, where the statue of Saddam Hussein used to stand, in Baghdad. US Marines pulled down the statue of the dictator on April 9, 2003, marking the end of more than 35 years of iron-fisted rule by Saddam's Baath Party. Reuters Photo/Saad Shalash

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A street vendor shows a CD about the trial of former Iraqi president Saddam Hussein in the capital Baghdad as Iraq marks the ninth anniversary of fall of Baghdad in the 2003 US-led invasion of Iraq. AFP Photo/Ahmad Al-Rubaye

A street vendor shows a CD about the trial of former Iraqi president Saddam Hussein in the capital Baghdad as Iraq marks the ninth anniversary of fall of Baghdad in the 2003 US-led invasion of Iraq. AFP Photo/Ahmad Al-Rubaye

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Iraqi oil minister Abdelkarim al-Luaybi (2nd row C) walks on a red carpet at the Dora Oil refinery on the outskirts of the Iraqi capital Baghdad, before laying a wreath at the memorial for oil installation security forces who died during the fall of Baghdad in the 2003 US-led invasion of Iraq, during a ceremony on April 9, 2012, to mark the invasion's ninth anniversary. AFP Photo/Sabah Arar

Iraqi oil minister Abdelkarim al-Luaybi (2nd row C) walks on a red carpet at the Dora Oil refinery on the outskirts of the Iraqi capital Baghdad, before laying a wreath at the memorial for oil installation security forces who died during the fall of Baghdad in the 2003 US-led invasion of Iraq, during a ceremony on April 9, 2012, to mark the invasion's ninth anniversary. AFP Photo/Sabah Arar

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Members of Iraq's oil installation security forces parade during a ceremony at the Dora Oil refinery on the outskirts of the Iraqi capital Baghdad commemorating comrades who died during the fall of Baghdad in the 2003 US-led invasion of Iraq, as the war battered-country marked on April 9, 2012 the invasion's ninth anniversary. AFP Photo/Sabah Arar

Members of Iraq's oil installation security forces parade during a ceremony at the Dora Oil refinery on the outskirts of the Iraqi capital Baghdad commemorating comrades who died during the fall of Baghdad in the 2003 US-led invasion of Iraq, as the war battered-country marked on April 9, 2012 the invasion's ninth anniversary. AFP Photo/Sabah Arar

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A view of al-Firdous square, where the statue of Saddam Hussein used to stand, in Baghdad. US Marines pulled down the statue of the dictator on April 9, 2003, marking the end of more than 35 years of iron-fisted rule by Saddam's Baath Party. Reuters Photo/Saad Shalash

A view of al-Firdous square, where the statue of Saddam Hussein used to stand, in Baghdad. US Marines pulled down the statue of the dictator on April 9, 2003, marking the end of more than 35 years of iron-fisted rule by Saddam's Baath Party. Reuters Photo/Saad Shalash

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An Iraqi municipality employee works on the garden of Firdous square, where the statue of former Iraqi president Saddam Hussein used to stand, in the capital Baghdad as Iraq marks the ninth anniversary of fall of Baghdad in the 2003 US-led invasion of Iraq. AFP Photo/Ahmad Al-Rubaye

An Iraqi municipality employee works on the garden of Firdous square, where the statue of former Iraqi president Saddam Hussein used to stand, in the capital Baghdad as Iraq marks the ninth anniversary of fall of Baghdad in the 2003 US-led invasion of Iraq. AFP Photo/Ahmad Al-Rubaye

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A portrait of former Iraqi president Saddam Hussein in an inlaid frame is displayed in a windowshop in the capital Baghdad as Iraq marks the ninth anniversary of fall of Baghdad in the 2003 US-led invasion of Iraq. AFP Photo/Ahmad Al-Rubaye

A portrait of former Iraqi president Saddam Hussein in an inlaid frame is displayed in a windowshop in the capital Baghdad as Iraq marks the ninth anniversary of fall of Baghdad in the 2003 US-led invasion of Iraq. AFP Photo/Ahmad Al-Rubaye

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An Iraqi shopkeeper shows watches bearing pictures of former president Saddam Hussein in the capital Baghdad in the ninth anniversary of fall of Baghdad in the 2003 US-led invasion of Iraq. AFP Photo/Ahmad Al-Rubaye

An Iraqi shopkeeper shows watches bearing pictures of former president Saddam Hussein in the capital Baghdad in the ninth anniversary of fall of Baghdad in the 2003 US-led invasion of Iraq. AFP Photo/Ahmad Al-Rubaye

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A street vendor shows CDs with the portraits of former Iraqi president Saddam Hussein and his son Uday (C) in the capital Baghdad as Iraq marks the ninth anniversary of fall of Baghdad in the 2003 US-led invasion of Iraq. AFP Photo/Ahmad Al-Rubaye

A street vendor shows CDs with the portraits of former Iraqi president Saddam Hussein and his son Uday (C) in the capital Baghdad as Iraq marks the ninth anniversary of fall of Baghdad in the 2003 US-led invasion of Iraq. AFP Photo/Ahmad Al-Rubaye

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A view of Firdous square, where the statue of former Iraqi president Saddam Hussein used to stand, in the capital Baghdad on April 9, 2012 as Iraq marks the ninth anniversary of fall of Baghdad in the 2003 US-led invasion of Iraq. AFP Photo/Ahmad Al-Rubaye

A view of Firdous square, where the statue of former Iraqi president Saddam Hussein used to stand, in the capital Baghdad on April 9, 2012 as Iraq marks the ninth anniversary of fall of Baghdad in the 2003 US-led invasion of Iraq. AFP Photo/Ahmad Al-Rubaye

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