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Six Years of War in Iraq (64 images)

Updated: March 18, 2009 at 6:46 PM
WAP2003031701 - WASHINGTON, March 17 (UPI) -- President Bush speaks to the United States and the world from the White House on national television on March 17, 2003, giving Iraqi President Saddam Hussein 48 hours to leave Iraq or face a war with the U.S. and it's allies. rlw/Roger L. Wollenberg
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OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM -- F-16 Fighting Falcons wait on the "hot ramp" at a forward-deployed location while maintenance crews ready the weapons for a night mission March 21. The F-16s are from the 20th Fighter Wing at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., and they are flying Operation Iraqi Freedom missions for the 363rd Expeditionary Fighter Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Matthew Hannen)
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NAV2003032502 - USS HARRY S. TRUMAN, The Mediterranean Sea, March 23 (UPI) -- An F/A-18 Hornet assigned to the "Raging Bulls" of Fighter Attack Squadron Thirty Seven (VFA-37) launches from one of four steam powered catapults on the flight deck aboard USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75) during early morning flight operations on March 23, 2003. Truman and her embarked aircraft are deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, the multi-national coalition effort to liberate the Iraqi people, eliminate Iraq's weapons of mass destruction, and end the regime of Saddam Hussein. rlw/U.S. Navy photo/Christopher B. Stoltz UPI
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LON2003021503 - LONDON, Feb. 15 (UPI) -- An estimated 1.5million people march down Piccadilly, on their way to congregate in Hyde Park in London on Feb. 15, 2003, to participate in an anti-war protest march, where an estimated 1.5 million people were said to have participated, the largest of it's kind in British history. The United States continues to push the option of war against Iraq, against growing global public support against any military action. rlw/STEVEN E. FRISCHLING/UPI
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REX20030040208 - IRAQ, March (UPI) -- Royal Marines from 42 Cdo, continue to secure the area around Umm Qasr, Iraq, on March 29, 2003. The marines are supported by helIcopters from 845 and 847 Naval Air Squadrons, which are embarked on HMS OCEAN. rlw/ANGIE PEARCE/REX FEATURES UPI.
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REX2003032426 - IRAQ, MARCH 2003 (UPI) --Ashore on the Al Faw Peninsula in Iraq in March, 2003. rlw/REX FEATURES UPI
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REX2003032451 - IRAQ, MARCH 2003 (UPI) -- 40 Commando Royal Marines on the Al Faw Peninsula in Iraq evacuating a critically injured Iraqi soldier on March 21, 2003. rlw/REX FEATURES UPI
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