Abu Ghraib Photos Spread; U.N. Targets Guantanamo

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One of the photos published by Salon.com shows a detainee at Abu Ghraib with women's underwear on his head, strapped to a bed frame. The photo was taken in October 2003, according to the online magazine. Salon.com hide caption

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Salon.com publishes previously unreleased photos of abuse at Iraq's Abu Ghraib prison in 2003. The Web site's editors said it has more than 1,000 photos and videos showing U.S. service personnel humiliating and abusing prisoners. The pictures were provided to Salon by a member of the military.

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NOTE: Photos are of a graphic nature and include nudity.

Their publication comes on the same day as a new United Nations report said the United States should close its military detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The report, compiled by five U.N. special envoys, said that interrogation techniques, such as the use of dogs, extreme temperatures, and sleep deprivation — especially if used simultaneously — amounted to torture.

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