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Last Updated: Saturday, 7 July 2007, 15:08 GMT 16:08 UK
In pictures: Iraq bombing

Boy carried into hospital in Kirkuk, Iraq

A deadly bomb attack in the heart of a small Iraqi town has killed about 105 people, local officials say.

Medics rush an injured person into hospital

The blast, thought to have been caused by a truck bomb, destroyed the marketplace in Amirli, near the oil city of Kirkuk.

Injured man in hospital in Kirkuk

Rescuers worked frantically to get the injured to hospitals, but the nearest medical centre to the blast site was some 45km (28 miles away).

Doctors work on an injured person

Many died instantly in the busy market, but others were trapped under the rubble of destroyed homes.

Zainab Hussein in hospital in Tuz Khurmato

The trauma of the blast affected young and old, with many families out together when the bomb went off.

Zainab Hussein is restrained in hospital

The death toll continued to rise throughout Saturday as more of the injured were taken for treatment and pulled from the rubble.

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