The Dictator with the Golden Guns

The Saddam Hussein Golden Gun Collection:

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More in this Flickr set.[Thanks, Mandy]

Also check out photog Richard Mosse's pictures of Saddam's palaces and their new uses by US forces.

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Issandr El Amrani

Issandr El Amrani is a Cairo-based writer and consultant. His reporting and commentary on the Middle East and North Africa has appeared in The Economist, London Review of Books, Financial Times, The National, The Guardian, Time and other publications. He also publishes one of the longest-running blog in the region, www.arabist.net.