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Society, Media & Culture

Statue of Saddam Hussein torn down after the Coalition Forces' invasion of Baghdad in 2003, Photo HH

Statue of Saddam Hussein torn down after the Coalition Forces’ invasion of Baghdad in 2003, Photo HHOver the past forty years Iraq has been the scene of dictatorial rule, large-scale internal political violence, and warfare. Iraqi society has been turned upside down, where continuity and slow change had previously predominated, as they had elsewhere in the region.