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Iraqi shoe thrower released from jail

Iraqi shoe thrower released from jail
Muntazer al-Zaidi, the Iraqi television reporter jailed for throwing his shoes at former US president George W Bush, arrives to give a press conference following his release from prison. (Getty Images)
Iraqi shoe thrower released from jail
Al-Zaidi served a nine-month stint in prison. (Getty Images)
Iraqi shoe thrower released from jail
Immediately after his release, the reporter gave a press conference at the al-Baghdadia offices in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad. (Getty Images)
Iraqi shoe thrower released from jail
Al-Zaidi hugs his sister following his release. (Getty Images)
Iraqi shoe thrower released from jail
The reporter, who had a front tooth knocked out and his nose broken during his nine months in prison, alleges he was waterboarded, electrocuted and repeatedly beaten in jail. (Getty Images)
Iraqi shoe thrower released from jail
Al-Zaidi’s is surrounded by security guards as he is released from prison. (Getty Images)