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Monday, 1 January, 2001, 19:53 GMT
Picture Gallery: Saddam's surprise parade
Saddam Hussein oversaw a surprise parade of Iraqi tanks, warplanes and missiles in Baghdad on Sunday. The display was seen as a show of support for the Palestinian uprising against Israel.


President Saddam Hussein with rifle
Iraqi President Saddam Hussein, left, fired two shots with a rifle to begin the parade

Long range missile
A truck loaded with a 150-kilometer range missile is displayed in front of a new statue of President Saddam Hussein

Iraqi soldiers next to an anti-Israeli poster
Iraqi soldiers sit next to an anti-Israeli poster at the military parade

Iraqi warplanes fly by a statue of Iraqi President Saddam Hussein
Iraqi warplanes fly by a statue of Iraqi President Saddam Hussein

Suicide bombers
Potential suicide bombers parade in front of a poster of President Saddam Hussein

Tanks roll down Baghdad's Grand Celebrations Ground
Tanks roll down Baghdad's Grand Celebrations Ground
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