Zainab Hamed (9) lost her leg and 17 family members when U.S. coalition forces bombed her family’s house on the third day of the war. The number of Iraqi civilians killed and wounded during and after the war has been source of controversy with many believing that it was greatly underreported by the media.
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Iraqis manage to tear off the head of Saddam Hussein from the largest monument of him in Baghdad. Many Iraqis were thrilled that Saddam was gone, but distrustful of American intentions.
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Iraqis are in shock as they walk in downtown Baghdad and find many of its buildings smoldering from looting by locals.
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Looters swarm the ruins at Baghdad’s International Fairground where food was stored from the Food for Oil Program. Days after the war nearly every institution and business in Baghdad had been looted.
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U.S. Marines hear gunshots from several directions as they prepare to go into Bagdad's Central Bank which was being robbed by armed gunmen.
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After a brief firefight Iraqi police working jointly with U.S. Marines swarm Iraqis caught trying to rob the Central Bank of Baghdad. The joint operation arrested 13 men. During the early days of the occupation, there were not enough U.S. troops to secure Baghdad’s institutions including banks, which were left unguarded even after repeated robbery attempts.
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Three children, who were badly burned from an unexploded ordinance in their village outside of Baghdad, are raced to an ambulance of the International Committee of the Red Cross in hopes that they will be treated. Villagers claimed unexploded ordinance littered their streets.
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As U.S. Marines take positions after hearing gunfire nearby, an Iraqi pleads he was not involved in a bank robbery for which he was arrested.
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At the 28th Combat Support Hospital in Baghdad, night supervisor Sgt. Douglas Jones, left, and a helicopter medic rush a U.S. soldier with severe head wounds into the ER. The soldier died soon after.
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Spec Ronald Dekker hugs Pfc. Matthew Van Buren who is recovering after an IED hit his humvee wounding Van Buren and killing another member of the platoon.
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Maj. Fred Brennan, left, Lt. Hope Simmons and Maj. Jason Boardman, examine a soldier's wounds from an Improvised Explosive Device (IED). The wounds from these devices are insidious because the make-up of the bomb can be anything from nails to rocks to pieces of coil.
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Members of the 720 Military Police Battalion out of Fort Hood, Texas, storm the house of a prominent Baathist whose brother was suspected of harboring Saddam and aiding the resistance.
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A young girl dashes out in fright as U.S. troops conduct one of their raids in Tikrit in search of Baathist supporters. U.S. troops started using this tactic when attacks against them increased. Many Iraqis claimed the raids only fueled the distrust between the Iraqis and Coalition forces. U.S. troops felt the raids were an effective way to find perpetrators.