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Trial of former President Saddam Hussein begins in Iraq.
North Korea announces that it possesses nuclear weapons.
First elections in half a century are held in Iraq.
Search for weapons of mass destruction in Iraq is declared over.
President Bush is re-elected.
In Afghanistan, direct elections for president are held for the first time. Interim president Hamid Karzai is eventually declared the winner.
U.N. Secretary General Kofi Annan declares Iraq war illegal.
Massive In the United States, around 200,000 protesters demonstrated in New York City against President George W. Bush Jr. and his government, ahead of the 2004 Republican National Convention.
The 911 Commission releases its public report.
The 911 Commission releases two staff monographs and concludes its work.