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In pictures: Baghdad bloodshed

Aftermath of a bomb attack in Baghdad

A Shia militia member reacts in the chaos following a bomb attack in Baghdad, one of three that shook the Iraqi capital on Sunday.

Aftermath of a bomb attack in Baghdad

Passers-by in the Shia district of Sadr City doused the flames with buckets of water after near-simultaneous blasts targeted two markets.

Aftermath of a bomb attack in Baghdad

Some mines failed to explode, but the blasts were sufficient to claim dozens of lives.

Aftermath of a bomb attack in Baghdad

Emergency services sealed off the Ula and Kayara markets. "People were torn to pieces," said one witness.

A man injured in a bomb attack in Baghdad

A man wounded in one of the blasts lies in a Baghdad hospital after being treated for his injuries.

Relatives mourn a dead victim after a bomb attack in Baghdad

In a hospital morgue, relatives of the dead mourn their loved ones and relay the news over the phone.





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