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In Photos: The Iraq War

From the first night of bombing through the official American withdrawal, photographers with The New York Times chronicle the ordeal of the Iraq War in graphic photos.

  • The Iraq War lasted for years and transformed the country in many ways.
  • The war began with the US invasion to topple Saddam Hussein, followed by a sectarian civil war.
  • Militias fought one another and American forces long after Hussein's capture.
  • The war left neighborhoods as graveyards and houses as tombs.
  • The US troops came back a few years later to fight the Islamic State.
In Photos: The Iraq War