Audio slideshow: Six years in Basra

British troops have finally pulled out of southern Iraq, marking the end of a mission that began in 2003 with the overthrow of Saddam Hussein.

Here - with the help of the BBC Radio archives - you can look back over the past six years, and see how difficult it has been trying to keep the peace in the oil-rich city of Basra.

Photographs courtesy: AP, PA, AFP, Getty Images. Music courtesy KPM Music.
Slideshow by Paul Kerley. Publication date 1 May 2009.

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