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December 2nd, 2011
07:03 PM ET

Reflections on Iraq

U.S. troops moved into Iraq more than eight years ago, with the goal of toppling Saddam Hussein.  And CNN has been there from the beginning.  Our own Michael Holmes has spent time in Iraq every year since 2003.  He recently sat down with producer Jessica Ellis to go through some of his photographs from his time in Iraq, and to reflect on some of his best - and worst - memories of that time.  And he also talked about how the U.S. invasion has changed, and will change, Iraq.

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November 23rd, 2011
05:45 PM ET

The Revealer Game: Clue #3

It is one of the most stunning examples of modern architecture in the world.  Reporter Bridie Barry asked a few people what they thought the design was based on.  Based on their answers, can you guess which super famous structure we’ll be featuring this week on The Revealer?

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November 21st, 2011
08:40 PM ET

The Revealer Game: Clue #1

Okay, guys, we're trying to make the clues a little more challenging!  So here's my challenge to YOU:  give us your best guess WITHOUT using the internet to search for clues!  Come on, that's not the spirit of the game!  Watch as reporter Bridie Barry offers up the first clue as to the topic of this week's episode of BackStory's signature series, "The Revealer."   Then enter your guess in the comments section.  On Thursday's show, we'll read the name of the first person to get it right!

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September 26th, 2011
08:46 PM ET

Murder in Perugia: The Amanda Knox Appeal

Barbie Nadeau, author of  "Angel Face: The True Story of Student Killer Amanda Knox", talked with BackStory a few months ago, about the Amanda Knox appeal proceedings in Italy and how things have changed drastically in the years since the Perugia killing.

June 16th, 2011
10:03 PM ET

Hitchcock: The Man Behind the Movies

He's been called the master of suspense. But Alfred Hitchcock isn't without a bit of mystery of his own. A rare collection of Hitchcock sketches was recently discovered in England.

They were storyboards from one of his movies. And they seem to offer some fascinating insights into the legendary director's creative mind. Nick Glass has the details in this week's edition of "The Revealer."

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June 3rd, 2011
06:32 PM ET

Sights to be Seen in Yemen's Old City

Yemen is making headlines right now, as government forces and people alleged to be tribesman slug it out in the capital Sanaa.  Friday morning, a Muslim preacher and several bodyguards were killed when the mosque at the presidential palace was shelled during weekly prayers.  Now fears are growing of an all-out civil war in the country.

CNN crews have been in and out of Yemen for months, reporting on the developments there.  Last year, photographer Todd Baxter spent some time in Yemen.  He went on a shoot in Sanaa's Old City with a local guide and put together a beautiful BackStory with the sights and sounds of the town.

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Filed under: Arab World • backstory • photography
April 14th, 2011
07:23 PM ET

After some delay, Nigeria heads to the polls

Nigerian voters are heading to the polls again this weekend, as part of the country's three-week long election season.  This time, they'll choose a new president.  Incumbent Goodluck Jonathan is widely considered the favorite; his People's Democratic Party has won every presidential race since military rule came to an end in Nigeria in 1999.

The week after that, Nigerians will vote for local governors.

The first round of voting was delayed for a week, after many areas reported they hadn't yet received the materials needed at polling stations.  It was a source of frustration for many Nigerians, who were eager to begin casting the ballots they hope will bring big change to their country.

Christian Purefoy was there as people finally got their chance to vote.

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