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Saddam Hussein's luxury yacht, shown here in Greece in 2009, has gold-plated bathroom fixtures, a helipad and its own minisubmarine. Thanassis Stavrakis/AP hide caption

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Saddam Hussein's Yacht Back In Iraq

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Iraq's Power Structure Is Stable, Streets Less So

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The Walkout And More From Iraq's Parliament

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Iraqi women walk along a street in Baghdad. Human rights groups say girls and young women are often trafficked: with the promise of jobs, money or even love. One young Iraqi woman named Uhud was kidnapped, managed to escape and told her story to NPR. Oleg Nikishin/Getty Images hide caption

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Kidnapping, Tribal Reprisal Upend Iraqi Woman's Life

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Report: Impact Of 'Don't Ask' Will Be Minimal

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Former Ambassador On Iraq Government

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Iraq Inches Toward New Government

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Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al Maliki. Karim Kadim/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Iraqis Reach Tentative Deal On New Government

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Soldier From Illinois Killed During 9th Deployment

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Veterans of World War I and World War II returned from the battlefield reticent to discuss their emotional problems. Some weren't diagnosed with PTSD until decades later -- after they were retired. HBO hide caption

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PTSD: Not A New Ailment On 'Wartorn' Battlefield

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Iraqi PM's Alliance With Cleric Prompts Concerns

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An Iraqi woman stands next to a cafe destroyed Wednesday by a car bomb attack in Baghdad's al-Shaab neighborhood. This week rapid-fire bombings and mortar strikes killed 62 and wounded about 300 across Baghdad. Now, Iraqi politicians are calling for parliament to convene, a potential sign that they are ready to form a government after months of political stalemate. Karim Kadim/AP hide caption

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Bombings May Spur End To Iraq's Political Impasse

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