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Unless otherwise stated, all photographs are by Dilip Hiro.
President Saddam Hussein chairing a cabinet meeting in Baghdad, July 2000. On his immediate left is Tariq Aziz. The inset shows another cabinet meeting where, to Saddam Hussein's extreme left, sitting in a corner, is his personal secretary, Abid Hamid Mahmoud (al Khatib). INA
Saddam Hussein decorating his elder son, Uday, in Baghdad, January 2000. AP/INA
Taha Yassin Ramadan, vice-president of the Republic of Iraq. INA
Saddam Hussein with his younger son, Qusay, in Baghdad, December 1996. Popperfoto/Reuters
Izzat Ibrahim, vice-president of the Revolutionary Command Council of Iraq. INA
A painting at the Liberation Square, Baghdad.
Saddam Hussein's family tree at Imam Ali's shrine in Najaf, July 2000.
A portrait of Saddam Hussein at prayer at Imam Ali's shrine in Najaf, July 2000.
Iraqi Dinar 250 bank note, the highest Iraqi denomination, worth US$800 before August 1990 and US 12 cents in August 2000.
The United Nations headquarters in Baghdad, housing the offices of various UN agencies - from the humanitarian UNOHCI to the weapons monitoring BMVC. UNOHCI
The dilapidated state of a water treatment plant in Baghdad, August 2000.
Repairing sundry equipment, from hurricane lanterns to transistor radios, is a major activity at Shorja Souq, Baghdad, August 2000.
Open sewage is a common sight in Baghdad, July 2000.