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Last Updated: Monday, 24 March, 2003, 18:15 GMT
In pictures: Resistance as Iraq suffers
Iraqis survey building said to have been destroyed by US bombs in Baghdad residential neighbourhood
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The bombing of Baghdad continues to hamper civilian attempts to live a normal life
Girl reportedly wounded in bombing is cradled by hospital staff in Baghdad
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Iraq says dozens of civilians are dead and many more are wounded after bombing in various Iraqi cities
Iraqi family hide in their home to avoid bombardment and pollution
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Many Iraqis, especially children and the elderly, are now afraid to leave their homes...
Iraqi woman covers her mouth to avoid inhaling smoke from oil fires
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... while those who do venture out face being choked by the oil fires lit to defend the city
US marines carry body of fellow marine killed after alleged ambush by Iraqi troops in the southern city of Nasiriya
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Meanwhile, coalition forces in southern Iraq suffered casualties after fierce resistance from Iraqi troops
Iraqis cheer as they climb onto a US Apache helicopter Iraq says was shot down in Karbala, southern Iraq
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... and Iraq also claimed to have shot down US Apache helicopters in the southern city of Karbala
British soldiers recuperate in southern Iraq
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A brief lull in the fighting enabled these British soldiers to recuperate from the heat
Wounded Iraqi prisoner is evacuated by US troops
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For both sides the conflict has proved unrelenting - here a wounded Iraqi prisoner is evacuated by US troops
US soldiers stand either side of a portrait of Saddam Hussein in Nasiriya, southern Iraq
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But both sides seem confident the war will go in their favour


A boy carries a portrait of Ayatollah Hakim who has returned to Iraq from exile Cleric's return
Thousands of Shias greet return of their spiritual leader on 10 May




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