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2006 proved to be another important year in the saga of America’s self-appointed “War on Terror”. North Korea, one of the countries named among President Bush’s “Axis of Evil”, conducted its first nuclear test, increasing concerns in the West about the possibility of weapons of mass destruction. At the end of the year, former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein was executed by hanging on the first day of Eid ul-Adha after being found guilty of crimes against humanity.

Elsewhere, an earthquake in Indonesia killed over 6,000 people, while Steve Irwin, TV’s “The Crocodile Hunter”, died after being pierced by a stingray while filming a documentary.