Ten years of hell

Print edition : April 19, 2013

A family flees past a destroyed Iraqi T-55 tank in the southern city of Basra in March 2003. Photo: Chris Helgren/REUTERS

A father-son duo hospitalised after being wounded in a bomb attack in a market in Hilla in June 2006. Photo: Mushtaq Muhammed /REUTERS

Prime Minister Nour al-Maliki. His country is in a state of almost total disrepair. Photo: Saad Shalash /REUTERS

A statue of Saddam Hussein being toppled in Firdaus Square, Baghdad, in April 2003. Photo: Jerome Delay/AP

An anti-government demonstration by Sunni Muslims in Ramadi on February 22. Photo: Ali al-Mashhadani /REUTERS

A house damaged in a car bomb attack in Kirkuk, on February 19. Photo: Ako Rasheed/REUTERS

November 2004: U.S. Marines pass by dead bodies in the western Fallujah after U.S. forces 'occupied' the city. Photo: Anja Niedringhaus/AP

An Iraqi army armored vehicle that was destroyed in the 2003 war, in a village near Karbala, on March 19. Photo: Mushtaq Muhammed /REUTERS

Tariq Aziz, Foreign Minister in Saddam Hussein's Cabinet, who is languishing in jail. Photo: Hadi Mizban/AP

Former U.S. President George W. Bush (right) and British Prime Minister Tony Blair, the architects of the war. Photo: PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP

On the 10th anniversary of the U.S. invasion, Iraq remains strife-torn with its people steeped in misery.
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