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Iraqis released from Abu Ghraib prison
Updated: 2004-05-21 23:33

An Iraqi mother hugs her son who was released May 21, 2004 from the infamous Abu Ghraib jail compound, which is 30 kilometres west of Baghdad and has been the centre of a prisoner abuse scandal. Buses packed with Iraqis drove away from the gates of the Abu Ghraib prison as part of the scheduled release of 472 prisoners, with 293 prisoners being freed from the jail on Friday. [AFP]

US marines control a crowd of Iraqi people waving to freed prisoners as they leave the Abu Ghraib jail compound on Friday. [AFP]  
Freed Iraqi prisoners wave to a crowd of people from inside a bus as they leave the jail compound on Friday. [AFP]