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 Friday, 17 January, 2003, 16:33 GMT
In pictures: Iraq protests
Thousands of Iraqis took to the streets of Baghdad on Friday after President Saddam Hussein asked them to defend the nation from attack. His speech marked the 12th anniversary of the start of the Gulf War.

Women protesters
The mood among protesters was one of defiance and anger

Man and woman in Baghdad
The Iraqi leader said his people would repulse any attack

Men in cafe
But his televised address was not the centre of everyone's attention

UN inspectors
... and outside the capital, UN weapons inspectors carried on as normal

Man decapitating doll
This man is decapitating a doll representing US President George Bush

Children in military uniform
"The whole nation will rise," promised Saddam Hussein - children included

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