Photo Gallery: Insurgent Blasts Strike Baghdad

  • Iraqi security forces and rescuers search for survivors in the rubble of a bomb attack near the new site of the Finance Ministry. A series of five coordinated attacks Tuesday left at least 127 dead and wounded more than 500 in Baghdad.
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    Iraqi security forces and rescuers search for survivors in the rubble of a bomb attack near the new site of the Finance Ministry. A series of five coordinated attacks Tuesday left at least 127 dead and wounded more than 500 in Baghdad.
    Khalid Mohammed/AP
  • Smoke billows from the center of the Iraqi capital on Tuesday. The blasts are the most violent insurgent attacks to hit Baghdad since a pair of car bombs struck near government offices on Oct. 25, 2009.
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    Smoke billows from the center of the Iraqi capital on Tuesday. The blasts are the most violent insurgent attacks to hit Baghdad since a pair of car bombs struck near government offices on Oct. 25, 2009.
    Sahah Arar/AFP/Getty Images
  • A bombing on Cairo Street was one of the five coordinated blasts that struck Baghdad on Tuesday.
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    A bombing on Cairo Street was one of the five coordinated blasts that struck Baghdad on Tuesday.
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  • Iraqi security forces and rescuers search for survivors near the Finance Ministry.
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    Iraqi security forces and rescuers search for survivors near the Finance Ministry.
    Hadi Mizban/AP
  • An Iraqi soldier stands at the site of an explosion on Cairo Street where a suicide attacker had blown up his car near the Ministry of Labor.
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    An Iraqi soldier stands at the site of an explosion on Cairo Street where a suicide attacker had blown up his car near the Ministry of Labor.
    Ahmad Al-Rubaye/AFP/Getty Images
  • The U.S. military dispatched troops and forensics equipment following the explosions. Tuesday's attacks once more bring into question whether the Iraqi government is able to fulfill its role in providing front-line security.
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    The U.S. military dispatched troops and forensics equipment following the explosions. Tuesday's attacks once more bring into question whether the Iraqi government is able to fulfill its role in providing front-line security.
    Khalid Mohammed/AP
  • Rescuers evacuate the body of a victim killed by a bomb attack near the Finance Ministry. The previous Finance Ministry building was heavily damaged by a pair of car bombs in August.
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    Rescuers evacuate the body of a victim killed by a bomb attack near the Finance Ministry. The previous Finance Ministry building was heavily damaged by a pair of car bombs in August.
    Khalid Mohammed/AP
  • Iraqis mourn following explosions near the Finance Ministry. Security forces are concerned that there will be an increase in violence leading up to elections early next year.
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    Iraqis mourn following explosions near the Finance Ministry. Security forces are concerned that there will be an increase in violence leading up to elections early next year.
    Hadi Mizban/AP

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