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Last Updated: Thursday, 10 April, 2003, 22:42 GMT 23:42 UK
In pictures: Human cost of war
Iraqi boy
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In a critical condition, this Iraqi boy is rushed to hospital
A burns victim at Basra General Hospital
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Hospitals are filling up with so many casualties that it is difficult to keep track of numbers, says the Red Cross
Nine-year-old Zeinab Hazed is tended to by her grandmother as she lies in Basra General Hospital
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In Basra, it has become difficult to treat the wounded as hospitals have run out of fresh water or electricity
A woman screams upon arriving with her wounded husband and son at al-Kindi Hospital in Baghdad
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Arab public opinion is incensed at the suffering it has been witnessing on its TV screens
A man in Baghdad begs for help as US soldiers attempt to search his house
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Fighting has been taking place on people's doorsteps
Iraqis rush a seriously wounded man to al-Kindi Hospital in Baghdad
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It is felt that in this war ordinary people have very much been on the front line
An Iraqi woman with an empty water container outside Basra
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Aid agencies, which have had casualties of their own, want free access to civilian populations...
A woman cries as she walks past a bakery that was destroyed in Baghdad
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...but first they want to be re-assured over safety before resuming relief work
Kurdish man Khalid Jasem cries next to his home near Mosul before it was destroyed
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People in the north of the country have not been spared either


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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