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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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Man's Best Bomb-Sniffing Friend Taboo In Iraq

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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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U.S. Troops Withdraw From Iraqi Cities

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