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Last Updated: Friday, 13 August, 2004, 13:54 GMT 14:54 UK
In pictures: Iraqi protests
Iraqi woman in Baghdad
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An Iraqi Shia woman kisses a poster of radical cleric Moqtada Sadr during a demonstration in Baghdad.
Iraqi civilians pray during a demonstration in Baghdad
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Thousands of Sadr supporters gathered to pray at the protest.
Iraqi youths at a Baghdad protest
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The demonstrations were triggered by the joint US-Iraqi offensive in Najaf.
Iraqi civilians in Najaf
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The holy city itself is said to be calm after more than a week of heavy fighting.
US patrol in Najaf
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A temporary truce appears to be in force, but US soldiers continue to patrol the city.
Iraqi youths at a Baghdad protest
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Back in Baghdad, Sadr's supporters remain defiant.

Najaf truce brings calm to city
13 Aug 04  |  Middle East


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