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Last Updated: Sunday, 13 April, 2003, 21:28 GMT 22:28 UK
In pictures: Baghdad buries its dead
Iraqi volunteers equipped with surgical masks and rubber gloves, push carts, loaded with bodies wrapped in Iraqi flags, through the streets of Baghdad 13 April 2003
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Volunteers have been searching the streets of Baghdad for the abandoned corpses of those killed in the fighting.
The remains of civilians killed during the assault on Baghdad are brought for burial at Sheikh Maaruf-al-Karkhi cemetery, 13 April 2003
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They are taking the charred remains to be buried, whether or not the bodies can be identified.
Iraqi children cover their noses from the smell as the remains of seven civilians, picked up by volunteers, are paraded through the streets of Baghdad 13 April, 2003
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It is gruesome and traumatic work.
Iraqi volunteers who recovered the charred remains of civilians killed during the assault on Baghdad pray 13 April 2003 before their burial at Sheikh Maaruf-al-Karkhi cemetery
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The volunteers offer a prayer for the remains of seven civilians killed during the fighting.
A US attack helicopter flies over one of Saddam Hussein's presidential palaces in Baghdad, 13 April 2003
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The US forces are right in the heart of the Iraqi capital - this helicopter over one of Saddam Hussein's palaces.
Smoke billows from the base of a sculpture of Saddam Hussein after looters set it on fire atop the rooftop of his Al-Salam Presidential Palace in Baghdad, 13 April 2003
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Looters set fire to a statue of Saddam Hussein on the rooftop of one of his palaces.
A US marine arrests a suspected looter in the streets of Baghdad, 13 April 2003
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US marines say they are taking measures to end civil disorder in the capital
An Iraqi boy watches an abandoned SAM surface-to-air missile on its transporter truck in the al-Utefiya residential area of Baghdad, 13 April 2003
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Abandoned Iraqi weapons are a source of curiosity for this young Baghdad resident.


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