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Iraq marks first Armed Forces Day after US pullout

Parade displayed country’s 280,000-strong security force reformed after US-led invasion of 2003

Iraq marks first Armed Forces Day after US pullout
Iraqi army tanks march under the victory Arch landmark during a parade (AFP/Getty Images)
Iraq marks first Armed Forces Day after US pullout
The event marked Iraq's 91st Army Day parade (AFP/Getty Images)
Iraq marks first Armed Forces Day after US pullout
The Armed Forces Day display by the fledgling 280,000-strong security force completely reformed after the US-led invasion of 2003 (AFP/Getty Images)
Iraq marks first Armed Forces Day after US pullout
Armed Forces Day display by Iraq's fledgling 280,000-strong security force (AFP/Getty Images)
Iraq marks first Armed Forces Day after US pullout
The security force has been completely reformed after the US-led invasion of 2003 (AFP/Getty Images)
Iraq marks first Armed Forces Day after US pullout
Iraqi army military vehicles march under the victory Arch landmark (AFP/Getty Images)
Iraq marks first Armed Forces Day after US pullout
Iraqi Air Force helicopters take part in a parade to mark the 91st Army Day in Baghdad (AFP/Getty Images)
Iraq marks first Armed Forces Day after US pullout
An Iraqi soldier parachutes over a statue (AFP/Getty Images)
Iraq marks first Armed Forces Day after US pullout
An Iraqi soldier slides down a rope from a military helicopter during a parade to mark the 91st Army Day in Baghdad