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In pictures: Baghdad market blasts

Iraqi soldiers at the Ghazil market after Friday's bombing

The Iraqi capital, Baghdad, has seen one its deadliest days in months after two bomb attacks killed more than 64 people and injured dozens of others.

Ghazil market after Friday's bombing

The attacks targeted animal markets in the city, which had been crowded with Iraqis out shopping or meeting friends shortly before the call to Friday prayers.

Iraqi soldier at the Ghazil market after Friday's bombing

Police said the first blast, which left pools of blood amongst the twisted wreckage of stalls at Ghazil market, was the work of a female bomber. At least 46 people were killed.

Iraqi soldier at the Jadida market after Friday's bombing

A second bomb went off 20 minutes later at another market in the Jadida area of eastern Baghdad, killing at least 18 people.

A man wounded by the blast is wheeled on a stretcher into Baghdad's al-Kindi hospital

Police and medical officials piled the dead and injured into wheelbarrows, cars and the back of pick-up trucks to be transported to five hospitals across the city.

An Iraqi man mourns the death of his relative outside the mortuary of Baghdad's al-Kindi hospital

Friday's death toll was Baghdad's highest since violence fell in the wake of a US troop surge in the second half of 2007.

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