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Last Updated: Monday, 12 February 2007, 14:19 GMT
In pictures: Baghdad explosions

Smoke rises over the Baghdad skyline as the first of the bombs goes off

The bombers targeted three crowded markets - two in predominantly Shia areas of Baghdad.

Helicopters flying towards the scene of the attacks

American Blackhawk helicopters patrolled over the site of the attacks.

Shopkeepers salvaging their goods

Iraqi shopkeepers tried to salvage stock before their property was engulfed by flames.

Men carrying wounded from the rubble

The markets were packed with shoppers, and there were dozens of casualties.

Relatives searching for their loved ones

Relatives searched desperately for their loved ones in the rubble.

Crater caused by one of the bombs

The attacks came on the anniversary of the bombing of the revered al-Askari shrine in Samarra.

Smoke plumes visible across the whole city

Black smoke billowed over the city on another day of bloody violence in Baghdad.

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