Iraq Transitions As U.S. Forces Withdraw After 8-Year Presence

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Disabled athlete Saad Hussein, who said he was wounded by an American... News PhotoAthlete,Baghdad,Bomb,Conflict,Family,Horizontal,Iraq,Iraq War 2003-2011,Meeting,Middle East,Organized Group,Physical Injury,Social Issues,WarPhotographer Collection: Getty Images News 2011 Getty ImagesBAGHDAD, IRAQ - DECEMBER 11: Disabled athlete Saad Hussein, who said he was wounded by an American bomb in January, 2008, stands in the Al Thura Disabled Veteran’s Community while on his way to meet a family member who lives there on December 11, 2011 in Baghdad, Iraq. Hussein said he was farming with his cousin when the bomb struck. Iraq is transitioning nearly nine years after the 2003 U.S. invasion and subsequent occupation. American forces are now in the midst of the final stage of withdrawal from the war-torn country. At least 4,485 U.S. military personnel have died in service in Iraq. According to the Iraq Body Count, more than 100,000 Iraqi civilians have died from war-related violence. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)