Baghdad, Iraq - Republic of
A STATUE OF PRESIDENT SADDAM HUSSEIN FALLS IN CENTRAL BAGHDAD.
A statue of Iraq's President Saddam Hussein falls in central Baghdad April
9, 2003. U.S. troops pulled down a 20-foot (six metre) high statue of
President Saddam Hussein in central Baghdad on Wednesday and Iraqis danced
on it in contempt for the man who ruled them with an iron grip for 24 years.
In scenes reminiscent of the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989, Iraqis earlier
took a sledgehammer to the marble plinth under the statue of Saddam. Youths
had placed a noose around the statue's neck and attached the rope to a U.S.
armoured recovery vehicle. PP03040026 REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic