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  Bush 'deeply sorry' for US abuse
Updated 06 May 2004, 09.53
George W Bush makes his broadcast for Iraqi TV
President George W Bush is "deeply sorry" for the abuses carried out by US guards on Iraqi prisoners.

The apology was issued by Mr Bush's spokesman after the president appeared on TV in Iraq to condemn the abuse.

Photographs have shown Iraqi prisoners being tied up and made to look stupid. Mr Bush said the abuse did not represent "the America I know".

But many Iraqis were upset because he stopped short of saying sorry. Soon after, Mr Bush's apology was issued.

Iraqi man watches the president on TV
Iraqi man watches the president on TV

Meanwhile, new photographs apparently showing more abuse of Iraqi prisoners have been published in US newspaper The Washington Post.

Dog

One of them appears to show a prisoner being pulled along on a lead, like a dog.

The newspaper says it cannot rule out the possibility that the pictures were staged, but reporters say they believe the images are genuine.

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