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Last Updated: Thursday, 24 June, 2004, 18:02 GMT 19:02 UK
In pictures: Violence in Iraq
Injured man in hospital in Ramadi
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At least 100 people were killed and hundreds more wounded in a wave of violence across the country.
Car explosion in Mosul
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The worst attacks were in Mosul, where a series of car bombings killed more than 60 people.
Police station in Ramadi reduced to rubble
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Black-clad insurgents fired rocket-propelled grenades at two police stations in Ramadi.
A US tank pulls back from the front line in Baquba
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Baquba was the scene of the fiercest fighting, where insurgents fired rocket grenades at US forces.
Police survey the damage in Ramadi
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The attacks were directed at the security forces a week before the handover of power.
Medics attend the scene in Mosul
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The emergency services were stretched to cope with the hundreds injured in the attacks.
Taxi driver brings son to hospital in Baquba
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Some resorted to unconventional means to bring the dead and injured to hospital.
A hospital in Baquba
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It was one of the bloodiest days in Iraq since President George Bush declared at end to major hostilities.


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