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A local Iraqi contractor removes the last large bust of Saddam Hussein from the top of the former Presidential Palace now the Coalition Provisional Authority (CPA) Headquarters in Baghdad, Iraq during Operation IRAQI FREEDOM

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A local Iraqi contractor removes the last large bust of Saddam Hussein from the top of the former Presidential Palace now the Coalition Provisional Authority (CPA) Headquarters in Baghdad, Iraq during Operation IRAQI FREEDOM

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Base: Coalition Provisional Authority

State: Baghdad

Country: Iraq (IRQ)

Scene Camera Operator: SSGT Shane Heiser, USAF

Release Status: Released to Public
Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

Iraq War aka Operation IRAQI FREEDOM was the 2003 invasion of Iraq, led by U.S. Army General Tommy Franks, under the code-name "Operation Iraqi Freedom". 248,000 soldiers from the United States, 45,000 British soldiers, 2,000 Australian soldiers and 194 Polish soldiers from Special Forces unit GROM sent to Kuwait for the invasion. The invasion force was also supported by Iraqi Kurdish militia troops, estimated to number upwards of 70,000.

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07/12/2003
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The U.S. National Archives
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