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Football returns to Baghdad

Football returns to Baghdad
Football is back in Baghdad. The Iraqi football team played its first international match against Palestine since the US-led invasion in 2003. (Getty Images)
Football returns to Baghdad
Thousands of Iraqi fans watched the game at al-Shaab stadium, which saw their team win 4-0. (Getty Images)
Football returns to Baghdad
Iraqi children carry the teams' national flags before the friendly. (Getty Images)
Football returns to Baghdad
Security was high with Iraqi riot police guarding the pitch in case trouble flared up. (Getty Images)
Football returns to Baghdad
Iraqi riot police confront pitch invaders. (Getty Images)
Football returns to Baghdad
Iraqi FA officials said the match passed without incident. (Getty Images)

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