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Paul Bremer's art

  Paul Bremer, the American diplomat who succeeded Saddam Hussein as the effective ruler of Iraq, is now a painter of New England landscapes.

This day on TODAY: Saddam Hussein statue toppled

  On April 9, 2003, during live coverage of the War in Iraq, Katie Couric and Tom Brokaw report as the statue of Saddam Hussein is toppled in Baghdad.

10 years ago today: Saddam Hussein statue toppled in Baghdad

It was 10 years ago today that a statue of Saddam Hussein was toppled--and broadcast on TVs across the globe--in Firdos Square in the center of Baghdad, April 9, 2003. Full story

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  Sunnis, Shiites blame US for Iraq’s unrest

Ten years after the US launched a “shock and awe” campaign toppling Saddam Hussein, the cost of the Iraq War is now estimated to be about $2 trillion -- but the region is far from stable. NBC’s Richard Engel reports.

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A visitor tries on a metal mask, used as a torture device by the regime of Saddam Hussein, at an exhibition gallery at the Martyrs Monument in Baghdad
A visitor tries on a metal mask, used as a torture device by the regime of Saddam Hussein, at an exhibition gallery at the Martyrs Monument in Baghdad

A visitor tries on a metal mask, used as a torture device by the regime of Iraq's ousted leader Saddam Hussein, at an exhibition gallery at the Martyrs Monument in Baghdad May 24, 2013. The monument, also known as the al-Shaheed Monument, was built during Saddam Hussein's reign and is dedicated to I