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In pictures: Anger at Sadr City raid

Mustafa Hussein (right) grieves for his uncle and an older relative outside a hospital morgue in Sadr City

US forces in Iraq have said they killed about 30 militants in an overnight raid in the Sadr City district of Baghdad. Witnesses say civilians, including women and children, also died.

Iraqis inspect the results of the US air strike at a house in Sadr City

The US military said its jets and helicopters fired at a group of armed men during an operation against militants accused of smuggling weapons into Iraq from Iran.

Relatives of Haidar Qassim weep over his coffin outside a hospital in Sadr City

Sadr City is home to the Mahdi Army, whose members follow the radical Shia cleric, Moqtada Sadr.

The coffin of one of those killed in the air strike is loaded onto a van

A military spokesman said there had been women and children in the area during the raid, but denied any had been killed.

Mourners march in front of the coffins of the victims of the raid in Sadr City

Later, hundreds of mourners marched through Sadr City in protest against the raid and subsequent air strikes.

Iraqi policemen at a checkpoint outside Sadr City

The violence came after Iraqi authorities imposed a three-day driving curfew in Baghdad on the eve of a major Shia religious festival in the capital.

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