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Iraq Attacks Take High Toll on Shiite Holy Day

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Iraq Attacks Take High Toll on Shiite Holy Day

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Iraq Attacks Take High Toll on Shiite Holy Day

Iraq Attacks Take High Toll on Shiite Holy Day

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A wounded Iraqi man arrives at al-Yarmouk hospital in Baghdad. He was injured in a bombing at a Shiite mosque. Reuters hide caption

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Suicide bombers in Iraq attack three mosques and a ceremonial procession on the eve of Ashoura, one of holiest days for Shiite Muslims. Nearly 30 people were killed and dozens more injured in the violence, including an attack at an Iraqi police checkpoint. The attacks seem designed to heighten Shiite-Sunni tensions.