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Wednesday, 27 November, 2002, 13:33 GMT
In pictures: Iraq arms inspections resume
United Nations weapons inspectors are back at work in Iraq after a four-year absence. During their first missions on Wednesday they paid unannounced visits to two sites outside the capital, Baghdad.

UN experts leave their base at Canal hotel
The UN inspectors left their headquarters - a former hotel - at 0830 local time.

A convoy of UN vehicles leave Baghdad
Their four-wheel drives sped through Baghdad, with journalists and Iraqi officials in hot pursuit.

An Iraqi soldier watches UN vehicles as they make their way into the factory
One convoy went to a graphite rod factory in Amariyah, 40 kilometres (25 miles) to the south-west

An Iraqi soldier prevents journalists from following the inspectors
Journalists were first allowed into the compound - but Iraqi soldiers then told them to leave

Inspectors taking notes at Amariyah
Graphite has both civilian and military uses, and weapons inspectors took copious notes

Inside the al-Rashad site
Another team visited a military compound - known as Just Defiance - at al-Rashad, north east of Baghdad

An Iraqi worker fixes a machine at al-Rashad
Iraqi officials insisted they had nothing to hide, as the UN inspected workshops at al-Rashad

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