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Iraq War retrospective
A photo released on March 23, 2003 shows a British soldier watching burning oil wells in southern Iraq on March 20. The US-led invasion of Iraq that toppled Saddam Hussein sought to enshrine a liberal democracy in the heart of the Middle East but instead unleashed brutal sectarian violence and endless political disputes.

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Iraq War retrospective

March 20, 2013

Ten years ago on March 20, 2003 the U.S. invaded Iraq, and by any count the toll of that war has been devastating. Here we look back at some of the powerful images from that conflict.