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  Saddam's statue topples
One of Saddam's most prominent statues in Baghdad became the centrepiece for protestors to gather
1/11 One of Saddam's most prominent statues in Baghdad became the centrepiece for protestors to gather
The crowd used hammers and rope to try and topple the statue
2/11 The crowd used hammers and rope to try and topple the statue
A rope was thrown around its neck
3/11 A rope was thrown around its neck
The crowd tried to pull the statue over, but it was too heavily built
4/11 The crowd tried to pull the statue over, but it was too heavily built
Seeing it as an important symbol, the US military lent a hand
5/11 Seeing it as an important symbol, the US military lent a hand
Using an armoured personnel carrier, they pulled the statue over, slowly at first
6/11 Using an armoured personnel carrier, they pulled the statue over, slowly at first
Then the joints gave way and it toppled
7/11 Then the joints gave way and it toppled
It broke at its knees and collapsed next to the crowd
8/11 It broke at its knees and collapsed next to the crowd
The crowd ran over to the statue, to stamp their mark
9/11 The crowd ran over to the statue, to stamp their mark
All that remained on the plinth were the broken legs
10/11 All that remained on the plinth were the broken legs
The Iraq flag was quickly hoisted in celebration
11/11 The Iraq flag was quickly hoisted in celebration

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