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Last Updated:  Wednesday, 9 April, 2003, 22:14 GMT 23:14 UK
In pictures: Euphoria in Baghdad
Iraqi youngsters greet US troops in Baghdad
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As the US troops rolled into the city people poured onto the streets to greet them
Iraqi applaud US troops in Baghdad
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Moving through the city US troops were applauded by young and old alike
Iraqis celebrate in Baghdad
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And there was jubilant dancing in the streets
A man holds his child to kiss a US marine
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Marines were treated like heroes - some Iraqis offered up their children to kiss them...
A US marine, bedecked in flowers signs autographs
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Others pinned flowers on them and handed them banknotes to autograph
US soldiers with a portrait of Saddam Hussein removed from display in Baghdad
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It was not just the Iraqi's who engaged in sweeping away the symbols of Saddam Hussein's power
Iraqis with looted goods in south-east Baghdad
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But as law and order disintegrated, mass looting broke out with Iraqis plundering anything they could...
Iraqis club a member of Saddam's Fedayeen
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And some chose to take revenge on their former oppressors


A boy carries a portrait of Ayatollah Hakim who has returned to Iraq from exile Cleric's return
Thousands of Shias greet return of their spiritual leader on 10 May




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