The Iraq war in pictures

Published On: Mar 18 2013 12:08:23 PM PDT   Updated On: Aug 08 2014 06:59:30 AM PDT

Look back at more than a decade of war in Iraq, which is now once again the target of U.S. airstrikes.

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On Dec. 14, 2008, Bush is almost struck by two shoes thrown at him by Iraqi journalist Muntadhar al-Zaidi during a news conference in Baghdad. In March 2009, al-Zaidi would be sentenced to three years in prison for assaulting a foreign head of state during an official visit. The sentence was later reduced to one year and al-Zaidi was released on Sept. 15, 2009, for good behavior after serving nine months of the sentence.

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