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Last Updated: Monday, 22 January 2007, 14:26 GMT
In pictures: Baghdad bombings

Smoke rises over Baghdad after the explosions

A busy second-hand clothes market in the centre of Baghdad has been struck by two car bombs, with scores of people killed.

An injured man is taken away near the site of the blast

People rushed to take the injured to hospital, some carried away on carts.

An Iraqi man carries a young boy away from the bombed market place

Although ambulances hurried to the scene, many people were forced to take themselves or their relatives for treatment.

A man at a Baghdad hospital

Distraught relatives and friends headed to hospitals to try to find out news of loved ones.

US troops heading to the scene of the bombing

The bombing, the second major attack in the past week, came as extra US troops fanned out around Baghdad to try to improve security.

An injured man goes to hospital

The attack hit a mainly Shia area of Baghdad despite strict security for a major Shia festival.

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