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In pictures: India bombing

Police, journalists and others at the Char Minar gate in Hyderabad

Abandoned possessions are strewn around the Char Minar gate in Hyderabad, in the aftermath of a bomb blast at the nearby Mecca Masjid mosque.

A youth injured by a bomb at a mosque in Hyderabad, India

Thousands of people were attending Friday prayers at the Mecca Masjid, one of India's oldest and biggest mosques, when the bomb exploded.

Woman holds intravenous drip for wounded boy.

Ambulances rushed several dozen injured people to hospital. Police said they feared the death toll could rise.

A wounded man arrives for treatment at a hospital in Hyderabad

Investigators said two unexploded bombs were also found near the first bomb and defused by police.

A man injured man at a hospital in Hyderabad

Other Indian cities such as the capital Delhi, Mumbai (Bombay) and Bangalore were put on high alert following the explosion.

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