Iraqi reporter Muntadhar al-Zeidi embraces his sister upon arrival at the Al-Baghdadya television station after his release from prison in Baghdad on Tuesday. The reporter who hurled his shoes at then-U.S. President George W. Bush was released from prison on Tuesday, his brother said. hide caption

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Shoe-Throwing Reporter Tells Tale Of Torture

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Portable Bomb Detector Prompts Debate In Iraq

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The Khan Bani Saad Correctional Facility, located about 12 miles northeast of Baghdad, is seen from the air in this June 2007 photograph. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers canceled the $40 million project three years ago because it was so poorly built. Locals call the unfinished site "The Whale." AP/Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction hide caption

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Rebuilding Iraq: An Unfinished Business

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Iraq Cracks Down On Iranian Dissident Group

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Man's Best Bomb-Sniffing Friend Taboo In Iraq

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Opposition Claims Gains In Self-Ruled Kurdish Region

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'Change' Party Rallies Ahead Of Kurdistan Election

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U.S. Visit A Balancing Act For Iraq's Maliki

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U.S. Military Holds Iraqi Journalist Without Charge

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In Iraq, Kurdish-Arab Tensions Simmer

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To Many Iraqis, U.S. Troops Have Not Faded Away

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Iraqi Insurgents Turn To Small But Deadly Weapon

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New Generation Of Iraqi Military Pilots Looks To Sky

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Kirkuk In Question, U.S. Troops Leave Iraqi Cities

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U.S. Combat Troops Leave Iraqi Cities

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