The Iraq war began on March 20, 2003, to rid Iraq of a dictator and eliminate his weapons of mass destruction. The images remain fresh even as the memories fade - the blinding flash of "shock and awe" bombing, the square-jawed confidence of an American president leading his people into war, the cowering prisoner trembling on the ground in the face of a small piece of American power.
(In this March 8, 2013 photo, pedestrians walk down Rashid Street in Baghdad, Iraq. In Baghdad, life goes on much as it has since the Ottoman sultan ruled these parts. Yet the legacy of a war that began a decade ago remains very much a part of life here too. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban))