The third day of the trial of former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein drew viewers at home and abroad.
Saddam Hussein arrived in court dressed in a suit and carrying a copy of the Koran. He said he was not afraid of being executed if found guilty.
Earlier, his lawyers asked to challenge the legitimacy of the court, but the judge refused them the opportunity.
In chaotic scenes, the defence team, which includes former US Attorney General Ramsey Clark, staged a brief walkout in protest.
As they left, Saddam and his half-brother, Barzan al-Tikriti, stood up to shout in protest.
The defence team returned to hear the first witness, Ahmed Hassan Mohammed. In emotional testimony, he described the deaths of relatives and friends in Dujail in 1982.
The trial of their former leader continues to divide opinion among some Iraqis. These men in Baghdad are calling for Saddam's immediate execution.
In Saddam's hometown of Tikrit, supporters demanded his release.