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In pictures: Saddam trial

Iraqi man watches Saddam Hussein's trial on television

The third day of the trial of former Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein drew viewers at home and abroad.

Saddam Hussein arrives in court

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.

Head lawyer Khalil Dulaimi, surrounded by advisers, addresses the court during the trial of Saddam Hussein

Earlier, his lawyers asked to challenge the legitimacy of the court, but the judge refused them the opportunity.

Former US Attorney General Ramsey Clark at the trial of Saddam Hussein

In chaotic scenes, the defence team, which includes former US Attorney General Ramsey Clark, staged a brief walkout in protest.

Barzan al-Tikriti, Saddam's half-brother, and the former Iraqi leader, Saddam Hussein,

As they left, Saddam and his half-brother, Barzan al-Tikriti, stood up to shout in protest.

Ahmed Hassan Mohammed holds pictures of deceased relatives, during the trial of Saddam Hussein

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.

Protestors in Baghdad demand the execution of ousted Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein

The trial of their former leader continues to divide opinion among some Iraqis. These men in Baghdad are calling for Saddam's immediate execution.

Iraqis demonstrate in support of Saddam Hussein in his hometown of Tikrit, north of Baghdad

In Saddam's hometown of Tikrit, supporters demanded his release.





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