Executed Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein was buried before dawn today, Sunday in his native village of Ouja, near Tikrit in northern Iraq.
Local officials say Saddam was interred in the same cemetery as his two sons, Uday and Qusay, who were killed by American forces in July of 2003.
Iraqi police imposed a four-day blockade around Tikrit after Saddam was hanged early Saturday in Baghdad.
But thousands of Saddam supporters took to the streets there, shooting into the air and calling for revenge.
Shi'ites in Baghdad have been celebrating.
Meanwhile, new video shows Saddam's hooded executioners taunting him as he was led to the gallows. They chanted the name of his bitter opponent, Shi'ite politician and militia leader Moqtada al-Sadr.
As he was being hanged, Saddam recited the Shehadah, the Muslim prayer that professes belief in one God and that the Prophet Muhammad is his messenger.
Iraqi officials say Saddam's body was washed and wrapped in a shroud according to Muslim tradition before burial. Muslim law says the dead must be buried within one day after death.
Saddam ruled Iraq with an iron fist for more than two decades. He was sentenced to death for ordering the deaths of 148 Shi'ites in the city of Dujail after a failed 1982 assassination attempt. He also was being tried on charges of genocide for a military campaign against Iraqi Kurds in the 1980s.
U.S. forces captured Saddam in December 2003, eight months after a U.S.-led invasion ousted him from power.