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    War Without End: 2003 - 5 May 08 - Part 1

    Al Jazeera English

    by Al Jazeera English

    On May 1 2003 George Bush, the president of the United States, gave a speech on the aircraft USS Abraham Lincoln declaring an "end to major combat operations" in Iraq.

    Five years on with violence continuing unabated across the country Al Jazeera's Hoda Abdel Hamid - in a special five part series - looks at the major events of the Iraq war.

    Each week will focus on one of the last five years looking at the events and the policies that helped shape Iraq and the current chaos in the country.