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epa04168795 (FILE) A file picture dated 16 September 2003 of the Abu Ghraib prison west of Baghdad, Iraq after it was reconstructed by the 800th Brigade of the US-Military Police. According to reports on 16 April 2014, Iraqi authorities have closed the notorious Abu Ghraib prison near the capital Baghdad for security reasons and evacuated all its prisoners, the Justice Ministry announced. The complex’s 2,400 inmates had been moved to other prisons in northern and central Iraq, the announcement said, without specifying when the operation had taken place. EPA/NABIL MOUNZER *** Local Caption *** 01982984