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Marines in Tikrit

Members of the U.S. Marine Reservists 223 from Los Alamitos, Calif., celebrate the capture of Tikrit. (Carolyn Cole / LAT)
Iraqi men gather as a Marine guards his tank in the center of Tikrit, the last stronghold to be taken by Allied Forces. (Carolyn Cole / LAT)
An Iraqi boy leaves the Omar Al Farouk Palace with an ornate chair. (Carolyn Cole / LAT)
Iraqi men leave the Omar Al Farouk Palace, one of Saddam’s palaces in his hometown of Tikrit, with furnishings. Marines did not try to stop the looting. (Carolyn Cole / LAT)
An Iraqi tank burns by the side of the main highway near Tikrit. Allied forces faced little resistance in Hussein’s hometown. (Carolyn Cole / LAT)
Two Iraqi boys leave the Omar Al Farouk Palace with an ornate hat rack. (Carolyn Cole / LAT)