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Saddam bronze buttock 10 28 2011

Saddam bronze  buttock 10 28 2011

Former British SAS soldier Nigel ‘Spud’ Ely poses for pictures with a bronze buttock from the statue of late Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein, in Derby, central England, on October 27, 2011. Ely, who was working in Baghdad in 2003, retrieved the two-foot wide piece of history and took it back to Britain shortly after U.S. marines dragged the statue down on live television. The buttock was to be auctioned Thursday in Derby, but bidders failed to meet the reserve price.

ANDREW YATES