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Last Updated: Tuesday, 14 September, 2004, 11:30 GMT 12:30 UK
In pictures: Baghdad blast
Thick smoke billows into the sky following the blast
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Emergency services arrived on the scene soon after a car bomb tore through Baghdad's Haifa street.
Anguished boy in front of car wrecked by blast.
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The powerful explosion blew vehicles apart and left at least 47 people dead.
Iraqis stand around a crater left by the force of the blast
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The force of the blast left a large crater in the ground.
Blast victim is loaded into the back of an ambulance
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The street had been packed with shoppers, as well as Iraqis queuing to join the police force.
Policeman stand over colleague injured in blast
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The fledgling Iraqi police force has repeatedly been targeted by insurgents since the end of the war.
Scene at Haifa Street after the blast
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As the smoke cleared, the full scale of the destruction became apparent.
Man comforts grief-stricken Iraqi
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For many, the shock at what had happened was overwhelming.
Firefighters hose down burning car
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The bombing was the most lethal attack by insurgents in Iraq for many weeks.




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