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In pictures: Day of violence in Iraq

A father looks for his son's body after the car bomb blast near the Abu Hanifa mosque

At least 40 people have been killed and dozens more wounded in a day of bombings around the Iraqi capital, Baghdad.

Young Iraqis look at the blackened seats of the bus hit by a bomb in Diyala province

Eleven people died when an explosion tore through a bus near Khalis, 80km (50 miles) north of Baghdad in Diyala province.

An Iraqi soldier stands guard in Baghdad after a blast at a street market

Several attacks targeted members of the Iraqi security forces and police patrols. Two police officers were shot dead.

Two Iraqi women look at the wreckage of the minivan in Kazimiya

A mini-van exploded near a street market in a Baghdad suburb, killing seven people.

One woman helps another, looking for her son, across the road after the blast near the Abu Hanifa mosque

Two car bomb attacks in Baghdad's Adhamiya district left at least 17 people dead. Many of the victims were said to be students from a nearby university.

US troops at the site of the attack on the US military convoy

Two journalists for US news network CBS were killed when a roadside bomb targeted a US army patrol. A US soldier and an Iraqi interpreter also died.

The three CBS journalists, from left James Brolan, Kimberley Dozier and Paul Douglas

British soundman James Brolan, left, and cameraman Paul Douglas, right, died at the scene. Correspondent Kimberly Dozier, centre, was seriously injured.

A Memorial Day poster sits between a pair of soldier's boots and a helmet at the US embassy in Baghdad

The violence comes on a national holiday for the US, Memorial Day, which is dedicated to remembering America's war dead.


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