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Last Updated: Friday, 18 February, 2005, 14:13 GMT
In pictures: Bomb blasts in Baghdad
An Iraqi boy wounded in the blast
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At least 16 people were reported killed when two bombs exploded at Shia mosques in Baghdad ahead of the Shia holy festival of Ashura.
Injured Iraqi man
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Doctors at Baghdad's al-Yarmuk hospital said casualties were being brought in cars and pick-up trucks.
Kazimain mosque
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One of the blasts occurred at the Kazimain mosque in Baghdad's southern Doura district
Iraqi soldiers and US troops patrol holy site
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Iraqi soldiers and US troops put up cordons after a suicide bomber blew himself up at the entrance.
US troops outside Kazimain mosque
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The coordinated attacks follow a period of relative calm in Iraq after regular insurgent attacks.
Shia worshippers at a Shia rally in Baghdad
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Ashura marks the death 1,300 years ago of the Prophet Mohammed's grandson, which widened the split between Sunni and Shia Islam.




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