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In pictures: Iraq bombings

Aftermath of bombing in Baquba on 15 April 2008

More than 50 people have been killed by blasts in three cities in Iraq. The deadliest explosion went off at around noon in Baquba, where these bodies were laid out at a morgue.

Aftermath of bombing in Baquba on 15 April 2008

A bus packed with explosives detonated outside a busy restaurant near a Baquba court. Most of the 40 dead were women and children and many of the bodies were too badly burned to be identified.

Aftermath of bombing in Baquba on 15 April 2008

Baquba's ambulances struggled to get all the wounded to hospital. Thirteen others were killed in a suicide bombing at a kebab restaurant further west in Ramadi, the capital of Anbar province.

Aftermath of bombing in Baquba on 15 April 2008

It is not clear if the bombings, blamed on Sunni Arab militants, were coordinated. Ramadi has been relatively peaceful recently but gunmen driven from Baghdad are said to have regrouped in Baquba.

Injured man at a clinic in Baghdad's Sadr City on 15 April 2008

Three more died in central Baghdad in a car bomb. And fighting between US forces and Shia gunmen in the capital's Sadr City slum left at least six dead and a number of wounded, including this man.

Clinic in Baghdad's Sadr City on 15 April 2008

Sadr City's clinics are busily mopping up from what analysts have described as the fiercest fighting involving Shia fighters since the first half of 2007.




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