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**FILE** People arrive at Basra airport in Iraq on June 4, 2005, on the first commercial Iraqi Airways flight from Baghdad since Basra's airport came under British control following the fall of Saddam Hussein in 2003. (Associated Press)
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**FILE** People arrive at Basra airport in Iraq on June 4, 2005, on the first commercial Iraqi Airways flight from Baghdad since Basra's airport came under British control following the fall of Saddam Hussein in 2003. (Associated Press)

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