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U.S. combat troops withdraw from Iraqi cities

2009-06-30 06:31:37 GMT2009-06-30 14:31:37 (Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

U.S. General Daniel Bolger (1st L), commander of US forces in Baghdad, hands over a symbolic key to General Abud Qambar, commander of Baghdad Operation Command, during a hand-over ceremony in Baghdad, capital of Iraq, June 29, 2009. June 30 is the deadline for U.S. combat troops to withdraw from major cities in Iraq. (Xinhua Photo)

Iraqi honor guard march during a hand-over ceremony from the U.S. military to Iraq security forces in Baghdad, capital of Iraq, June 29, 2009. June 30 is the deadline for U.S. combat troops to withdraw from major cities in Iraq. (Xinhua Photo)

Iraqi honor guard march during a hand-over ceremony from the U.S. military to Iraq security forces in Baghdad, capital of Iraq, June 29, 2009. June 30 is the deadline for U.S. combat troops to withdraw from major cities in Iraq. (Xinhua Photo)

Iraqi honor guard raise the country's national flag during a hand-over ceremony from the U.S. military to Iraq security forces in Baghdad, capital of Iraq, June 29, 2009. June 30 is the deadline for U.S. combat troops to withdraw from major cities in Iraq. (Xinhua Photo)

Iraqis celebrate the withdrawal of the U.S. combat troops from Iraqi cities and towns in Baghdad, capital of Iraq, June 29, 2009. As part of a security pact signed between Baghdad and Washington last year, the U.S. troops would withdraw from Iraqi cities, towns and villages by June 30, 2009 to their bases, and would leave the country on Dec. 31, 2011. (Xinhua/Gao Shan)

U.S. General Daniel Bolger, commander of US forces in Baghdad, hands over a symbolic key to General Abud Qambar, commander of Baghdad Operation Command, during a hand-over ceremony in Baghdad, capital of Iraq, June 29, 2009.

June 30 is the deadline for U.S. combat troops to withdraw from major cities in Iraq.

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