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  • FILE - A U.S. Marine watches a statue of Saddam Hussein being toppled in Firdaus Square in downtown Baghdad on April 9, 2003 file photo.

      FILE - A U.S. Marine watches a statue of Saddam Hussein being toppled in Firdaus Square in downtown Baghdad on April 9, 2003 file photo.
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  • FILE - An Iraqi man celebrates on top of a burning U.S. Army Humvee in the northern part of Baghdad, Iraq on Monday, April 26, 2004.

      FILE - An Iraqi man celebrates on top of a burning U.S. Army Humvee in the northern part of Baghdad, Iraq on Monday, April 26, 2004.
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  • FILE - U.S. Army Stf. Sgt. Chad Touchett, center, relaxes with comrades from A Company, 3rd Battalion, 7th Infantry Regiment, after a search of one of Saddam Hussein's bomb-damaged palaces in Baghdad on Monday, April 7, 2003.

      FILE - U.S. Army Stf. Sgt. Chad Touchett, center, relaxes with comrades from A Company, 3rd Battalion, 7th Infantry Regiment, after a search of one of Saddam Hussein's bomb-damaged palaces in Baghdad on Monday, April 7, 2003.
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  • FILE - An Iraqi man looks at his mother in a bus as others load luggage on the top of the vehicle bound for neighboring Syria at a bus station in Baghdad, Iraq on Sunday, March 9, 2003.

      FILE - An Iraqi man looks at his mother in a bus as others load luggage on the top of the vehicle bound for neighboring Syria at a bus station in Baghdad, Iraq on Sunday, March 9, 2003.
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  • FILE - U.S. President George W. Bush gives a thumbs up as he visits the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln off the California coast on Thursday, May 1, 2003. Later in the day, he declared that major combat in Iraq was finished.

      FILE - U.S. President George W. Bush gives a thumbs up as he visits the aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln off the California coast on Thursday, May 1, 2003. Later in the day, he declared that major combat in Iraq was finished.
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  • FILE - People carry an injured man from a damaged building after a car bomb exploded in central Baghdad, Iraq on Monday, June 14, 2004, killing at least 10 people, including three foreigners working to rebuild Iraq's power plants.

      FILE - People carry an injured man from a damaged building after a car bomb exploded in central Baghdad, Iraq on Monday, June 14, 2004, killing at least 10 people, including three foreigners working to rebuild Iraq's power plants.
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  • FILE - A looter rests on a fountain in the lobby of a smoke filled Sheraton hotel in Basra, Iraq on Monday, April 7, 2003.

      FILE - A looter rests on a fountain in the lobby of a smoke filled Sheraton hotel in Basra, Iraq on Monday, April 7, 2003.
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  • FILE - Smoke rises from the Trade Ministry in Baghdad on March 20, 2003 after it was hit by a missile during US-led forces attacks.

      FILE - Smoke rises from the Trade Ministry in Baghdad on March 20, 2003 after it was hit by a missile during US-led forces attacks.
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  • FILE - Captured former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein undergoes a medical examination in Baghdad on Dec. 14, 2003 in this image made from video.

      FILE - Captured former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein undergoes a medical examination in Baghdad on Dec. 14, 2003 in this image made from video.
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  • FILE - Iraqi soldiers wave as a U.N. weapons inspector vehicle leaves the Al Taje military camp, 30 kilometers outside of Baghdad, after helping to carry out the destruction of four Al-Samoud 2 missiles on Saturday, March 1, 2003.

      FILE - Iraqi soldiers wave as a U.N. weapons inspector vehicle leaves the Al Taje military camp, 30 kilometers outside of Baghdad, after helping to carry out the destruction of four Al-Samoud 2 missiles on Saturday, March 1, 2003.
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  • FILE - The mother of Samah Hussein cries over his body in a Baghdad, Iraq morgue on June 13, 2004 after he was killed when a suicide attacker detonated a car bomb outside the U.S. military camp Cuervo.

      FILE - The mother of Samah Hussein cries over his body in a Baghdad, Iraq morgue on June 13, 2004 after he was killed when a suicide attacker detonated a car bomb outside the U.S. military camp Cuervo.
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  • FILE - Flames erupt from a building hit with a TOW missile launched by soldiers of the Armyís 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) in Mosul, Iraq on July 21, 2003. Saddam Husseinís sons Qusay and Uday were killed in a gun battle as they resisted efforts by coalition forces to apprehend and detain them.

      FILE - Flames erupt from a building hit with a TOW missile launched by soldiers of the Armyís 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) in Mosul, Iraq on July 21, 2003. Saddam Husseinís sons Qusay and Uday were killed in a gun battle as they resisted efforts by coalition forces to apprehend and detain them.
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  • FILE - U.S. Army Bradley fighting vehicles travel in a convoy through the dust carrying infantrymen just after crossing the border into southern Iraq on Friday, March 21, 2003.

      FILE - U.S. Army Bradley fighting vehicles travel in a convoy through the dust carrying infantrymen just after crossing the border into southern Iraq on Friday, March 21, 2003.
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  • FILE - U.S. Marines with 3rd Battalion, 7th Marines, 1st Marine Division, take cover after a mortar attack during a sandstorm on a road south of Baghdad, Iraq on Wednesday, March 26, 2003.

      FILE - U.S. Marines with 3rd Battalion, 7th Marines, 1st Marine Division, take cover after a mortar attack during a sandstorm on a road south of Baghdad, Iraq on Wednesday, March 26, 2003.
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  • FILE - This late 2003 image obtained by The Associated Press shows an unidentified detainee standing on a box with a bag on his head and wires attached to him at the Abu Ghraib prison in Baghdad, Iraq.

      FILE - This late 2003 image obtained by The Associated Press shows an unidentified detainee standing on a box with a bag on his head and wires attached to him at the Abu Ghraib prison in Baghdad, Iraq.
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  • FILE - Piles of torn and burned Iraqi currency bearing the portrait of Saddam Hussein lie in ashes on the floor of the burned Baghdad Central Bank on Friday, April 18, 2003.

      FILE - Piles of torn and burned Iraqi currency bearing the portrait of Saddam Hussein lie in ashes on the floor of the burned Baghdad Central Bank on Friday, April 18, 2003.
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  • FILE - U.S. President George W. Bush, left, speaks with Spanish Prime Minster Jose Maria Aznar by telephone from the Oval Office of the White House in Washington with National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice at right on Monday, March 10, 2003 as Bush and his top aides engaged in last-minute telephone diplomacy to world leaders in an uphill struggle to gain support for a U.N. resolution setting up war against Iraq.

      FILE - U.S. President George W. Bush, left, speaks with Spanish Prime Minster Jose Maria Aznar by telephone from the Oval Office of the White House in Washington with National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice at right on Monday, March 10, 2003 as Bush and his top aides engaged in last-minute telephone diplomacy to world leaders in an uphill struggle to gain support for a U.N. resolution setting up war against Iraq.
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  • FILE - A detainee in an outdoor solitary confinement cell talks with a military policeman at the Abu Ghraib prison on the outskirts of Baghdad, Iraq on Tuesday, June 22, 2004.

      FILE - A detainee in an outdoor solitary confinement cell talks with a military policeman at the Abu Ghraib prison on the outskirts of Baghdad, Iraq on Tuesday, June 22, 2004.
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  • FILE - A U.S. soldier demonstrates access to a shaft used by former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein before he was captured two days earlier, on a farm near Tikrit, northern Iraq on Monday, Dec. 15, 2003.

      FILE - A U.S. soldier demonstrates access to a shaft used by former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein before he was captured two days earlier, on a farm near Tikrit, northern Iraq on Monday, Dec. 15, 2003.
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  • FILE - A U.S. soldier aims his weapon at a man who a soldier had just shot in the neck as he attempted to flee down a narrow alley in a van, across the street from the scene of Tuesday's intense shootout on a house in Mosul, Iraq on Wednesday, July 23, 2003.

      FILE - A U.S. soldier aims his weapon at a man who a soldier had just shot in the neck as he attempted to flee down a narrow alley in a van, across the street from the scene of Tuesday's intense shootout on a house in Mosul, Iraq on Wednesday, July 23, 2003.
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  • FILE - Moments after the explosions, a youth runs past the victims and burning debris at the site of several bomb blasts in densely-occupied areas during the holy day of Ashoura, a Shiite festival, in the holy city of Karbala, Iraq on Tuesday, March 2, 2004.

      FILE - Moments after the explosions, a youth runs past the victims and burning debris at the site of several bomb blasts in densely-occupied areas during the holy day of Ashoura, a Shiite festival, in the holy city of Karbala, Iraq on Tuesday, March 2, 2004.
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  • FILE - Demonstrators chant anti-American slogans as charred and mutilated bodies of U.S. contractors hang from a bridge over the Euphrates River in Fallujah, west of Baghdad, on March 31, 2004.

      FILE - Demonstrators chant anti-American slogans as charred and mutilated bodies of U.S. contractors hang from a bridge over the Euphrates River in Fallujah, west of Baghdad, on March 31, 2004.
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  • FILE - U.S. Secertary of State Colin Powel holds up a vial that he said could contain anthrax during a meeting of the United Nations Security Council at the United Nations headquarters on Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2003.

      FILE - U.S. Secertary of State Colin Powel holds up a vial that he said could contain anthrax during a meeting of the United Nations Security Council at the United Nations headquarters on Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2003.
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  • FILE - This combination of video images shows Saddam Hussein, left, on Iraqi television on Thursday, March 20, 2003 and President Bush addressing the nation from the Oval Office at the White House on Wednesday, March 19, 2003.

      FILE - This combination of video images shows Saddam Hussein, left, on Iraqi television on Thursday, March 20, 2003 and President Bush addressing the nation from the Oval Office at the White House on Wednesday, March 19, 2003.
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  • FILE - U.S. Marines play football in Karabilah, Iraq, near the Syrian border, on Thursday, Nov. 24, 2005 during Thanksgiving celebrations.

      FILE - U.S. Marines play football in Karabilah, Iraq, near the Syrian border, on Thursday, Nov. 24, 2005 during Thanksgiving celebrations.
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  • FILE - A suspected al-Qaida member is detained in an Iraqi SWAT raid in Latifiyah, Iraq on Saturday, March 16, 2013. An al-Qaida-affiliated group in Iraq claimed responsibility for a carefully planned assault on the Justice Ministry in downtown Baghdad the previous week, less than a week before the 10th anniversary of the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq, showing how vulnerable the country remains to insurgent attacks.

      FILE - A suspected al-Qaida member is detained in an Iraqi SWAT raid in Latifiyah, Iraq on Saturday, March 16, 2013. An al-Qaida-affiliated group in Iraq claimed responsibility for a carefully planned assault on the Justice Ministry in downtown Baghdad the previous week, less than a week before the 10th anniversary of the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq, showing how vulnerable the country remains to insurgent attacks.
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  • FILE - An Iraqi prisoner of war comforts his 4-year-old son at a regrouping center for POWs captured by the U.S. Army 101st Airborne Division near Najaf, Iraq on March 31, 2003.

      FILE - An Iraqi prisoner of war comforts his 4-year-old son at a regrouping center for POWs captured by the U.S. Army 101st Airborne Division near Najaf, Iraq on March 31, 2003.
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  • FILE - Relatives of Iraqi National Guard soldier Ryaad Khudayar grieve at the morgue in the Baqouba hospital, some 65 kilometers northeast of Baghdad, Iraq, after he was killed in a car blast on Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2004.

      FILE - Relatives of Iraqi National Guard soldier Ryaad Khudayar grieve at the morgue in the Baqouba hospital, some 65 kilometers northeast of Baghdad, Iraq, after he was killed in a car blast on Tuesday, Aug. 3, 2004.
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  • FILE - U.S. Army soldiers from 2nd Brigade, 10th Mountain Division are seated aboard a C-17 aircraft at Baghdad International Airport en route back to the United States on Tuesday, July 13, 2010.

      FILE - U.S. Army soldiers from 2nd Brigade, 10th Mountain Division are seated aboard a C-17 aircraft at Baghdad International Airport en route back to the United States on Tuesday, July 13, 2010.
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  • FILE - A volunteer puts flowers next to a cross at the Arlington West Iraq war memorial display on the beach next to the Santa Monica Pier in Santa Monica, Calif. on Saturday May 27, 2006.

      FILE - A volunteer puts flowers next to a cross at the Arlington West Iraq war memorial display on the beach next to the Santa Monica Pier in Santa Monica, Calif. on Saturday May 27, 2006.
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  • FILE - A U.S. soldier aims his weapon at a man who a soldier just shot in the neck as he attempted to flee down a narrow alley in a van, across the street from the scene of Tuesday's intense shootout on a house in Mosul, Iraq on Wednesday, July 23, 2003.

      FILE - A U.S. soldier aims his weapon at a man who a soldier just shot in the neck as he attempted to flee down a narrow alley in a van, across the street from the scene of Tuesday's intense shootout on a house in Mosul, Iraq on Wednesday, July 23, 2003.
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  • FILE - This image made from video released by Iraqi state television shows Saddam Hussein's guards wearing ski masks and placing a noose around the deposed leader's neck moments before his execution on Saturday, Dec. 30, 2006.

      FILE - This image made from video released by Iraqi state television shows Saddam Hussein's guards wearing ski masks and placing a noose around the deposed leader's neck moments before his execution on Saturday, Dec. 30, 2006.
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  • FILE - This image made from a video from a U.S. Army Apache helicopter gun sight, posted at Wikileaks.org and confirmed as authentic by a senior U.S. military official, shows two men in the streets of the New Baghdad district of eastern Baghdad after being fired upon by the helicopter on July 12, 2007. Among those killed in the attack was Reuters photographer Namir Noor-Eldeen, 22, and his driver Saeed Chmagh, 40. Two children also were wounded.

      FILE - This image made from a video from a U.S. Army Apache helicopter gun sight, posted at Wikileaks.org and confirmed as authentic by a senior U.S. military official, shows two men in the streets of the New Baghdad district of eastern Baghdad after being fired upon by the helicopter on July 12, 2007. Among those killed in the attack was Reuters photographer Namir Noor-Eldeen, 22, and his driver Saeed Chmagh, 40. Two children also were wounded.
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  • FILE - U.S. Army Nurse supervisor Patrick McAndrew tries to save the life of an American soldier by giving him CPR on a stretcher as he arrived at a military hospital in Baghdad, Iraq on Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2004. The soldier was fatally wounded in a Baghdad firefight with insurgents.

      FILE - U.S. Army Nurse supervisor Patrick McAndrew tries to save the life of an American soldier by giving him CPR on a stretcher as he arrived at a military hospital in Baghdad, Iraq on Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2004. The soldier was fatally wounded in a Baghdad firefight with insurgents.
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  • Moments after the explosions, a youth runs past the victims and burning debris at the site of several bomb blasts in densely-occupied areas during the holy day of Ashoura, a Shiite festival, in the holy city of Karbala, Iraq on Tuesday, March 2, 2004.

      Moments after the explosions, a youth runs past the victims and burning debris at the site of several bomb blasts in densely-occupied areas during the holy day of Ashoura, a Shiite festival, in the holy city of Karbala, Iraq on Tuesday, March 2, 2004.
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