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For Immediate Release
March 8, 2004

Iraq's Governing Council Signs Bill of Rights
Iraq Fact of the Day

This morning, the 25 members of Iraq's Governing Council signed the Transitional Administrative Law or bill of rights. About 450 prominent attendees, including government and elected officials, business leaders, and foreign diplomats, attended the ceremony. The ceremony included a reading from the Koran, children singing, and an appearance by the Baghdad Symphony Orchestra. Today is an important milestone on the road to Iraq's return to sovereignty.

Source: Coalition Provisional Authority, Baghdad

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