Baghdad, October 24, 2002

Mohammed, left, pictured in his home, went to prison for vandalizing a car when his nephew was only 5 months old. Four days ago Mohammed was released under a general amnesty granted by Saddam Hussein to tens of thousands of prisoners in Iraq, which all but emptied the nation's overcrowded and poorly maintained prisons. Mohammed returned to jubilation in his family and neighborhood.

Credit: Thorne Anderson/Corbis Sygma
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