Posts Tagged ‘return’

Four-and-a-half year after the invasion, British troops finally start giving Iraq back to Iraqi.

The British troops have given control of Basra province to the Iraqi authorities during a ceremony at Basra airport. This is the ninth province to resume responsibility for its own security.

The Iraqi troops paraded in tanks armoured and vehicles through the streets of Basra. Now they will have to control insurgents in the area.

There still are 4,500 British troops in Iraq, but they will now take a backseat role, focus on training Iraqi forces. The British prime minister, Gordon Brown, said that by March 2008 there will be about 2,500 troops in Iraq.

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Back on stage

For the fist time in 19 years, Led Zeppelin performed in front of nearly 20,000 fans, at London’s 02 arena. The band, born in 1968, gave it’s fans a 2-hour show. On stage, original band members (Jimmy Page, Robert Plant [picture] and John Paul Jones) were joined by Jason Bonham, the son of John Broham (their last drummer, who died in 1980).

The show was dedicated to Ahmet Ertegun, the Atlantic Records founder who died last year.

“Every track was brilliant. They still know how to put on a show after all these years”, said a fan.

If you’ve been to that concert, leave a comment to tell people how the show was and what it felt like to see them in the flesh !

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