Image copyright: © Australian War Memorial,
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ID number P04103.556
Collection Photograph
Object type Colour - Film original negative 35mm
Photographer Parker, David Dare
Place made Iraq: Baghdad
Date made 30 April 2003
Credit line Acquired through Australian War Memorial official commission 2003


The formal dining area of the deposed Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein's Presidential Palace North, located in Baghdad. This area of the palace remained untouched by the coalition bombing campaign during the early stages of the conflict, and shows the opulent tastes of the former dictator. The palace compound was the location for the Australian National Headquarters (ASNHQ).