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Elements of Company B, 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, part of the 101st Airborne Division, check buildings for the last remnants of Ba'ath Party members and Fedayeen in a shrine area of Najaf, Iraq. To date the battalion has captured more than 100 enemy prisoners of war, and it has complete control over the city. April 18, 2003. Staff photo by John Partipilo, The Tennessean.

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Soldiers of Company B, 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment break down a door in a building in a shrine area of Najaf. April 18, 2003. Staff photo by John Partipilo, The Tennessean.

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2nd Lt. Joe Dasilva, 21, of Boston, Mass., a member of Company D, 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, checks ID on the hood of the car of a suspected Ba'ath Party member in a shrine district of Najaf. April 18, 2003. Staff photo by John Partipilo, The Tennessean.

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Members of Company D, 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment detain an Iraqi man who had ID cards that appeared suspicious. However, the man was later released when it was found that he was a taxi driver with a Ba'ath Party taxi license. April 18, 2003. Staff photo by John Partipilo, The Tennessean.

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2nd Lt. Joe Dasilva, 21, of Boston, Mass., allows pilgrims to pass through a checkpoint at a shrine in Najaf. The 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment set up checkpoints and conducted raids in the last section of the city where suspected Ba'ath Party members and Fedayeen were thought to be hiding. April 18, 2003. Staff photo by John Partipilo, The Tennessean.

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A soldier from Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division, catches a quick nap at a haunted house in an amusement park in the heart of Baghdad, Iraq, Friday, April 18, 2003, where a large cache of weapons were stashed. AP Photo/Joshua Hutcheson, HO

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Women watch a US soldier from the 3rd Battalion of the 187th Regiment of the 101st Airborne Division patrolling the streets of Baghdad, Iraq Friday, April 18, 2003. AP Photo/Jean-Marc Bouju

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SGT Sean Driscoll of Clarksville, Tenn., from the 3rd Battalion of the 187th Regiment of the 101st Airborne Division, checks on a weapon cache containing mainly mortar rounds in a house under construction in Baghdad, Friday, April 18, 2003. AP Photo/Jean-Marc Bouju

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Spc. Scott Hoffman of Santa Jose, Calif., 3rd Battalion, 187th Regiment, 101st Airborne Division, removes an unexploded rocket propelled grenade from a bunker in Baghdad, Thursday, April 17, 2003. AP Photo/Jean-Marc Bouju

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Command Sgt. Maj. Patrick Boykin, with 3rd Battalion, 2nd Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), stirs a pot of beef stew as the "Widowmakers" get hot food for dinner Thursday, April 17, 2003. The soldiers welcomed the change from the Meals, Ready to Eat, or MREs, that they have been eating for nearly a month. Rob Curtis / Military Times staff

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101st Airborne Division medic Sgt. Michael Bush, right, hands boxes of medical supplies to citizens working at a health clinic in Baghdad on Thursday. Pfc. James Matise, U.S. Army / AP photo

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U.S. troops take cover as shots are heard in Baghdad on Thursday. Dusan Vranic / AP photo

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U.S. troops take cover as shots are heard from a park near the al-Rasheed hotel in Baghdad on Thursday. Dusan Vranic / AP photo
















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