Iraq War: 19 March - 1 May 2003 - in pictures
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Smoke billows from Saddam Hussein's presidential palace in Baghdad. The Iraq War began ten years ago today when American planes dropped bunker-busters on Dora Farms, on the outskirts of Baghdad, where it was believed Saddam was visiting his sons. The intelligence turned out to be incorrect. Later the same day, the first bombs fell on Saddam's palace. The invasion, based on Donald Rumsfeld's doctrine of 'shock-and-awe' and backed by massive air attacks, began the next day.