The 10 Most Iconic Images from Iraq

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The photos of Saddam Hussein -- his hair unkempt, his trademark mustache replaced by a long, graying beard -- being dragged out from his hiding place beneath a farmhouse near Tikrit both stunned and elated people across Iraq. Some Iraqis let off jubilant gunfire, while Hussein loyalists fired rockets at U.S. convoys. 

Though the former dictator was reported to be healthy, many expressed shock over his haggard appearance and the state of his temporary residence, which was littered with trash. Pictures were later released showing the former Iraqi president being checked for lice and probed with a flashlight -- in what some said was a deliberate attempt to publicly humiliate Hussein.

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