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Saddam Hussein captured 10 years ago

Published 6:09 AM ET, Fri December 13, 2013
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Ten years ago on December 14, 2003, U.S. troops found former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein hiding in a farmhouse cellar, or "spider hole," in Adwar, Iraq. Hussein's capture eventually led to his conviction and hanging for a 1982 massacre in Dujail, Iraq. AFP/Getty Images
Pedestrians in New York City walk in front of a news ticker announcing Hussein's arrest. MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images
Iraqis celebrate in Nasiriyah, Iraq, after Hussein's capture. ABDELHAK SENNA/AFP/Getty Images
Two U.S. soldiers show the hole where Hussein was captured. MAURICIO LIMA/AFP/Getty Images
The entrance to the "spider hole" where Hussein was hiding. Chris Hondros/Getty Images
The interior of the "spider hole." Chris Hondros/Getty Images
U.S. soldiers guard a small concrete room in the compound where Hussein was captured. Chris Hondros/Getty Images
Hussein's capture is splashed across newspaper headlines in Chicago. Scott Olson/Getty Images