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In pictures: Baghdad museum looted
Iraqi guards in the National Museum of Baghdad
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Iraqi guards survey the damage after looters rampaged through the National Museum of Baghdad
Museum employee with broken sculpture
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A museum employee tries to salvage some broken artefacts
Dr Jaber Khalil Ibrahim
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President of the State Board of Antiquities and Heritage Dr Jaber Khalil Ibrahim clears his office after the looting
Civilians look at ancient Jewish ark
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Baghdad residents look at an ancient Jewish ark, looted in the raids on the museum
Iraqi guard
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An official at the National Museum of Baghdad, armed with an iron bar in one hand, stands on guard at the museum
Broken sculpture
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Parts of a beheaded sculpture lie in the rubble
Torah scrolls
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Civilians inspect Torah scrolls stored in the vault of the museum


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