A giant concrete and metal statue of Saddam Hussein with his arm outstretched, pointing across Baghdad was pulled down in a dramatic scene.
And in the same way that the destruction of the Berlin Wall became a part of history in 1989, these pictures will become historical.
They will signal the end of Saddam's 24-year rule.
And it is one which the children of Baghdad will probably always remember.
It all started with a few people deciding to climb up the statue.
It towers over al-Fardus (Paradise) square in central Baghdad.
Crowds of people - many of them shouting children - started to gather to throw rocks and shoes at the monument.
In Iraq, using shoes like this is seen as a massive insult.