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In pictures: Reaction to verdict

Iraqis in Shia enclave of Sadr City celebrate the Saddam verdict

Many Iraqis were jubilant when they heard that Saddam Hussein had been found guilty of crimes against humanity and sentenced to death.

Iraqis in Najaf burn an effigy of Saddam Hussein

In Najaf, men celebrated by burning an effigy of the former Iraqi leader, who is due to be hanged for his crimes.

Iraqis in Baghdad's Shia City district celebrate the outcome of Saddam Hussein's trial by ripping up a poster

In Baghdad's Shia enclave of Sadr City, people flooded onto the streets, some dancing, others riding on top of cars.

Young men in Basra celebrate the guilty verdict

In Basra, as elsewhere, gunfire echoed across the city as Iraqis marked the arrival of a long-awaited verdict.

Soldiers patrol Baghdad during the sentencing of former leader Saddam Hussein

In Baghdad, soldiers patrolled the city amid fears of violence from the former leader's Sunni Arab supporters.

A Shia woman in Baghdad's Sadr City district wipes tears of joy from her eyes

But some in the capital broke a city-wide curfew to express their joy.

Iraqis in Saddam's home town of Tikrit protest against the former Iraqi leader's verdict

There was a different atmosphere in Saddam Hussein's home town of Tikrit, where loyalists were angered by the verdict.

A man holds up image of deposed Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein as they protest his death sentence verdict in Falluja.

A day after the sentence was passed, protesters took to the streets of restive Falluja to voice their anger.

A supporter holds a picture of ousted Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein during a demonstration in Samarra

Similar scenes were played out in Samarra - another hotbed in the Sunni heartland.

Palestinian boys hold-up the national flag in a rally in Gaza.

And the protests were not confined to Iraq - here Palestinians in Gaza City express their disapproval.

Activists of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) shout anti-US slogans in Hyderabad, India.

Whereas in Hyderabad, India, they clearly blamed US President George W Bush.

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