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Photographer Pete Souza on working with Barack Obama

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Donald Trump Jr.'s India visit raises eyebrows

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THE OBSERVERS

Weaving with water hyacinths, the archives of Syria's war, and more

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THE OBSERVERS

How a Sudanese man saved his kidnapped brothers in Libya, and more

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IN THE PRESS

'Never again': Florida school students become new face of US gun reform

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IN THE PRESS

Quel pied! France's Fourcade skis to gold medal victory by 'inch of his foot'

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EYE ON AFRICA

South Africa's Ramaphosa hails 'new dawn' in state of the nation address

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MEDIAWATCH

A controversial Chinese New Year

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THE WORLD THIS WEEK

New Beginning? Ramaphosa Replaces Zuma in South Africa

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Latest update 28/03/2013

2003-2013: IRAQ'S DECADE OF WAR

On March 20, 2003, the United States launched “Shock and Awe”, an unprecedented show of military firepower, as the first phase of its much-criticised invasion of Iraq. Dictator Saddam Hussein was toppled within weeks, but a dogged insurgency, bloody civil strife, and a protracted occupation were just beginning. Hussein’s sudden exit also broke a fragile balance of power in the region. Ten years on, the human and material costs of the war are immeasurable. Iraq is still struggling to find peace.

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Iraqi President Talabani hospitalised after stroke

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Iraq's fugitive VP Hashemi urges Iraqis to oppose Maliki

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Baghdad is spruced up to host Arab League summit

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Deadly blasts mark nine years since start of Iraq war

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US Marine agrees to lesser charge in Haditha killings

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US lawsuit over Blackwater deaths ends without trial

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Obama marks symbolic end of Iraq war

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Deadly 'mutiny' erupts in Baghdad jail

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Radical Iraqi cleric urges resistance against US

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Security Council votes to end Saddam-era sanctions on Iraq

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