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US agrees to release Abu Ghraib pictures

The Defense Department on Tuesday agreed to release 74 photos and three videos — many that have already been published — that depict prisoner abuse in Abu Ghraib and were sought by civil rights groups. The Defense Department had appealed an order by U.S. District Judge Alvin Hellerstein that said the government must release photos provided by Sgt. Joseph Darby, whose photos set off the Iraqi prisoner abuse scandal. After initially arguing the publication of the images could incite more violence in Iraq, the government withdrew their appeal and promised to release the images within seven days of the court’s approval. Full Story

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