A wave of violence has continued for a fourth day in Iraq, as government and coalition forces crack down on Shia militias in Basra and other cities.
More than 130 people have been killed and 350 injured in the clashes, which have also affected the Iraqi capital, Baghdad.
The government has extended a deadline for fighters to hand over weapons until 8 April. Here arrested militiamen are guarded in the central city of Hilla.
In the capital, residents worked to cope with damage from shelling. A three-day curfew has been imposed, while Iraq's parliament has been holding emergency talks.
But only 54 out of 275 MPs attended the session in the fortified Green Zone, which was hit by fresh mortar and rocket attacks on Friday.
Iraqi Prime Minister has overseen efforts in Basra to battle fighters from the Mehdi Army, loyal to Shia cleric Moqtada Sadr. Here a fighter passes a man praying on a Basra street.
The militia remains in control of some areas of the city, though there were reports that the situation was calmer on Friday.