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In pictures: Baghdad blasts
Smoke rises from scene of blast at ICRC building in Baghdad as Iraqis and US soldiers search through debris
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At least 18 people have died in a series of explosions in the Iraq capital, Baghdad, the largest at a building used by the International Committee of the Red Cross
Fire engine rushes to scene of blast as flames erupt outside of ICRC building in Baghdad
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Fire engines rushed to the scene of the ICRC blast, but were soon engulfed in huge clouds of thick black smoke
Iraqi police wave back bystanders following ICRC blast
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Iraqi police officers blocked off the area, waving back journalists and bystanders...
People run from scene of blast in Baghdad
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... who fled in panic as smoke rose behind them; at least three other bombs reportedly exploded within the hour
Woman with injured hand is escorted away to seek medical treatment
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The injured were taken away by emergency workers for treatment, including this woman whose arm was lacerated
A body is carried out of the ICRC building by ambulance workers following the blast
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... but others succumbed to their injuries...
US Army special forces arrive on the scene to begin investigation
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... leaving US Army special forces to sift through the debris and try to find out what happened





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The BBC's David Campanale
"The first fatalities to be reported included security guards at the Red Cross centre"



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