Tomorrow marks the tenth anniversary since the invasion of Iraq in 2003.
Controversial from the start, the war was launched to "achieve a united, stable and free country", according to US President George Bush.
But a decade on, it is struggling with insurgencies, deadly sectarian feuds and corruption.
Earlier today, car bombs and a suicide blast hit Shi'ite districts of Iraq's capital Baghdad killing at least 50 people.
ITV News' International Correspondent, John Irvine, reported from Baghdad during the war and has returned to the capital.