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Firdous Square in 2013, at the site of an photograph taken by Jerome Delay as the statue of Saddam Hussein is pulled down by U.S. forces and Iraqis on April 9, 2003. Ten years ago on live television, U.S. Marines memorably hauled down a Soviet-style statue of Saddam, symbolically ending his rule. Today, that pedestal in central Baghdad stands empty. Bent iron beams sprout from the top, and posters of anti-American Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr in military fatigues are pasted on the sides.(Credit: AP)

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Then & now: Iraq, ten years later

Associated Press photographer Maya Alleruzzo recently visited and documented several sites in Iraq that were photographed shortly after the start of the U.S.-led invasion of the country. Here are her then-and-now photos.


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