A large iron portrait of toppled Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein is removed from the entrance of Babylon University 27 April 2003. The university, one of Iraq's largest teaching institutions, reopened its doors, welcoming about 3,000 students and readying to adapt to life post-Saddam. Deputy director Jaafar Al-Yassin said the university, where 8,000 men and women are enrolled, had been heavily looted but was not damaged by fire, unlike many other government buildings set ablaze by angry crowds of Iraqis when Saddam Hussein's regime fell on April 09.

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