Six Years of War in Iraq (64 images)

On March 17, 2003 President Bush spoke to the United States and the world from the White House on national television. On that night, President Bush gave Iraqi President Saddam Hussein 48 hours to leave Iraq or face a war with the U.S. and its allies. On March 19, 2003 a multinational force led by the United States and the United Kingdom began the invasion and the Iraq War had begun. Six years later, we take a look back at the major events that shaped this war from the capture of Saddam Hussein, to the battles in Fallujah and the Protests back home. Each gallery presents the top photos of the year captured by UPI photographers beginning in March of 2003 and ending today. [Part 1 is 11 Pages - 60 Images]
Updated: March 18, 2009 at 6:46 PM
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President George W. Bush speaks to U.S. Army Corporal James Rednour, of Ft. Campbell, Kentucky, after presenting him with The Purple Heart for injuries Cpl. Rednour sustained while serving in Iraq. President Bush visited troops at Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washinton, D.C., Thursday, December 18, 2003. Cpl. Rednour’s parents, Chuck and Cindy look on. (UPI Photo/Eric Draper/White House)
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