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Sunday, March 24, 2019

Mideast Iraq Saddams Specter

In this March 7, 2013 photo, an Iraqi soldier stands guard at the crossed-swords monument in Baghdad, Iraq. nside the fortified Green Zone that is home to the sprawling U.S. Embassy and several government offices, the crossed-sword archways Saddam commissioned during Iraq’s nearly 8-year fight with Iran ground stand defiantly on a little-used parade ground. Iraqi officials began tearing them down in 2007, but quickly halted those plans and then started restoring the monument two years ago.(AP Photo/Karim Kadim)

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