While most of us were sleeping, the Iraqi government collapsed and Baghdad fell to the U.S. Army and Marines.
There were still isolated pockets of resistance that made the streets dangerous. In many areas, there was near anarchy as widespread looting erupted. Civilians poured into Baghdad's central square and began trying to topple a 40-foot statue of Saddam Hussein. It finally fell with some assistance from a U.S. tank. Then a group of Iraqis attached ropes to the statue's head and dragged it down the street, where onlookers stepped up to pelt it with rocks.
In many areas, U.S. troops were being welcomed. In others, they were still being shot at by Saddam's supporters.
Saddam's whereabouts were unknown. The U.S. command thinks he either died in the bombing raid Sunday night or is in hiding. British intelligence says he escaped once again.
U.S. commanders warned that though resistance in Baghdad seemed to be about over, the war was by no means finished yet. Supporters of Saddam are still fighting around his hometown of Tikrit.