This month marks five years since the US invaded Iraq. The anniversary is a perfect opportunity for Americans to reflect, and thank the men and women serving our country in the armed forces for their selfless dedication. Thank you.
The current situation in Iraq has been a military, political, and humanitarian roller coaster since the US decided to take military action against Saddam Hussein's regime. I've put together a detailed look at some key events — seeing them in sequence really made the sheer scope of everything that's happened, come into focus. Take a minute to remember everything that has happened in these five years with these powerful images and the accompanying captions.