At least 15 members of a wedding party, including three children, have died in a car bomb attack in the Iraqi capital.
At least 27 people, including the bride and groom, were also injured in the blast on Thursday evening in a southern Shia district of Baghdad.
The explosion occurred in front of a photo studio in Abu Dshir where the wedding party gathered for pictures.
An official at Yarmouk hospital, where the victims were taken, said the newlyweds escaped with minor injuries.
Several nearby shops and businesses were badly damaged in the blast.
Abu Dshir is a Shia enclave in Baghdad's lawless, mainly Sunni, neighbourhood of Dora.
Local resident Ali Hussein told the AFP news agency: "I saw two minibuses completely burned out with bodies still inside them.
"People said the bomber was being chased by security forces but his car exploded when it hit the wedding party."
In other developments:
US and Iraqi forces are currently undertaking a major military operation in the Baghdad area aimed at curbing sectarian unrest.
Some 30,000 extra US troops have now been deployed to Iraq to try to reduce the violence.
Popular markets have been walled off, streets closed and the number of checkpoints have been stepped up in an attempt to thwart car bomb attacks.