Iraqi President Saddam Hussein cuts his birthday cake on April 28, 1996. Iraq has hundreds, maybe thousands, of men named after the former dictator. The name is so hated now that a group of Saddam Husseins is petitioning to change their names en masse. AP Photo / Iraqi News Agency, Pool hide caption

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Pvt. E-2 David Mangold crawls under barbed wire during a series of obstacles in a training course. For the first time in 30 years, the U.S. Army has changed the way it trains new recruits. Core exercises and sprints have replaced bayonets and long runs. David Gilkey/NPR hide caption

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This image provided by the U.S. military on Sunday, Feb. 11, 2007 shows what officials call "explosively formed penetrators,"or EFPs. U.S. military officials on accused the highest levels of the Iranian leadership of arming Shiite militants in Iraq with the sophisticated armor-piercing roadside bombs. Anonymous/U.S. MILITARY hide caption

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An Iraqi court has sentenced Tariq Aziz, Saddam Hussein's longtime foreign minister, to death by hanging for persecuting members of Shiite religious parties under the former regime. Aziz, shown in 2004, has 30 days to appeal the death sentence. Karen Ballard/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Iraqis inspect the site of an alleged U.S. airstrike in Baghdad's Sadr City, March 29, 2008. Last week, the website WikiLeaks released nearly 400,000 once-secret U.S. military field reports related to the war in Iraq that may provide answers to many unanswered questions. Ahmad Al-Rubaye/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Friends and relatives mourn as they carry the coffin of Iraqi journalist Riyadh al-Sarai during his funeral procession in Baghdad last month. Unknown gunmen intercepted Sarai's car and killed him with silenced pistols. A British newspaper recently reported that magnetic bombs had killed more than 700 people this year, with another 600 shot and killed by silenced guns in a growing wave of targeted violence. Khalid Mohammed/AP hide caption

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Abu Adel, originally from Nassariya in southern Iraq, has lived in Kirkuk since the 1980s. He says plainclothed men have harassed him, demanding his papers and asking why he hasn't left Kirkuk. Arabs like Abu Adel, lured north in the 1980s with promises of housing and jobs, are now under intense pressure to move back as Kurds repopulate the area. Peter Kenyon/NPR hide caption

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