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Tuesday, 15 October, 2002, 12:02 GMT 13:02 UK
In pictures: Iraqi referendum
Iraqis are voting in a referendum on whether or not to give President Saddam Hussein another seven-year term.

The outcome is widely expected to be a landslide victory for Saddam - support he needs as the US threatens military action unless it is convinced Iraq is disarmed.

Blood used on ballot paper in Baghdad
Some Saddam supporters voted yes in blood

Ali Hasan al-Majid votes
The president's powerful cousin, Ali Hasan al-Majid, led the way

Boys in pro-Saddam rally and woman in veil votes
Children took part in rallies as voting continued

Ballot box in Baghdad
Even ballot boxes were adorned with pictures of Saddam Hussein

Women queue to vote in Baghdad
Women and men had to vote separately

Pastries at a bakery in Baghdad
Sweets and pastries are being handed out and correspondents report a holiday-like atmosphere

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