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In pictures: end of Saddam dinar
Iraqi displays old dinar notes
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Another lingering symbol of Saddam Hussein's control over the lives of ordinary Iraqis has been removed.
Old Iraqi dinars stored in warehouse
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Millions of old dinars have been marked with dye, bundled up and stored in a warehouse....
Iraqi dinars being thrown into furnace
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... awaiting an unceremonious end.
An Iraqi displays an old (right) and new 250-dinar bills
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Two versions of dinar notes have been in circulation since October.
Iraqi moneychanger
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The old notes lost almost all their value after 20 years of war and international sanctions.
Iraqi counting dinars
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The new notes are more robust and include features which make them difficult to forge.


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