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Wednesday, 30 October, 2002, 02:14 GMT
In pictures: Iran and Iraq exchange war dead
Iran and Iraq exchanged the remains of 150 soldiers killed in their bloody eight-year war in a ceremony at the border between the two countries.

Iranian soldiers cross into Iraq
Iranian soldiers cross into Iraq to hand over the remains of 84 Iraqi soldiers at the border town of Shalamtsheh

Iraqi soldier hand over Iranian remains
Iraqi soldiers in turn returned the remains of 64 fallen Iranians

Approaching the border crossing (left), and an Iraqi soldiers handles the remains of a dead comrade
Iran and Iraq have yet to sign a formal peace treaty - they accuse each other of holding onto prisoners of war

The coffin of Sabbah Sabri Nejim
An Iraqi soldier carries the remains of a fallen comrade

Iranians carry away a coffin
Iran is seeking war reparations from a conflict launched by Iraq's Saddam Hussein


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