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In pictures: Gordon Brown in Iraq

Chancellor Gordon Brown addresses members of the Princess of Wales Royal Regiment

Chancellor Gordon Brown has made his first visit to Iraq, where he addressed members of the Princess of Wales Royal Regiment in Basra.

Chancellor Gordon Brown arrives at Basra air station

Mr Brown flew in from Kuwait, arriving at Basra air station in an RAF Merlin helicopter.

Chancellor Gordon Brown with members of the Princess of Wales Royal Regiment

The chancellor praised the regiment - known as the Tigers - as "proud and courageous".

Chancellor Gordon Brown addresses members of the Princess of Wales Royal Regiment

He used the visit to announce an extra 100m ($188m) over three years to help rebuild Iraq's economy.

Chancellor Gordon Brown meets Sgt Karen Tolladay, 34

During his visit, which had been kept a secret, Mr Brown took the time to meet individual soldiers as well as government ministers.




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