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Last Updated: Wednesday, 28 July, 2004, 12:05 GMT 13:05 UK
In pictures: Baquba bomb attack
US soldiers, Iraqi police and paramedics attend to the scene of the bombing.
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Scores of people died and dozens more were injured in a suicide car bomb attack in Baquba, north-east of Baghdad.
Burnt-out bus
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More than 20 of the dead from Wednesday morning's blast were passengers in a minibus.
An Iraqi policeman tends to his injured brother in hospital
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The local hospital was overwhelmed with casualties.
Chaos in the streets after explosion.
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Shocked witnesses said the car drove into a crowd of people queuing to apply for jobs with the police.
Iraqis make coffins for the dead
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Iraqis soon had to begin the grim task of building makeshift coffins for the dead.
Scene of the suicide car bombing
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The powerful explosion came exactly a month after the US-led coalition handed over power to an interim Iraqi government.
Police seal the area
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Baquba has experienced several deadly attacks over the past year, and the security forces have been frequent targets.
A woman who lost relatives in the blast cries
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More than 160 Iraqis have been killed in attacks in the past month.




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