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US Flag over Baghdad makes symbolic homecoming

MARYLAND (CNN) - The last symbol of the war in Iraq is finally back on U.S. soil.

The military flag that flew over Baghdad was brought back home Tuesday to Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland.

This is the formal conclusion of the military mission in Iraq.

A very small number of our troops are still trickling out of Iraq and about 150 troops will stay behind to protect State Department operations in the country.

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