Basra Violence

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    March 29: Mahdi Army fighters are seen on a road in Basra, Iraq.

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    March 29: Mahdi Army fighters are seen in Basra, Iraq.

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    March 29: A Mahdi Army fighter controls a road in Basra, Iraq.

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    March 29: Mahdi Army fighters are seen on a road in Basra, Iraq.

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    March 29: Relatives wave goodbye as cars take away the coffins of Mohammed Rijab, a primary school headmaster, and his three children, 22- and 10-year-old sons and 20-year-old daughter, who were killed after witnesses said gunmen riding Iraqi Army Humvees broke into their home in Basra, Iraq.

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    March 29: A woman cries after an airstrike in Basra, Iraq.

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    March 28: A Mahdi army fighter guards captured Iraqi police during fighting between Mahdi army and government forces in Basra, Iraq. Shiite militants clashed with government forces for a fourth day in Iraq's oil-rich south and sporadic fighting broke out in Baghdad despite a weekend curfew in the capital.

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    March 28: A Mahdi army fighter guards captured Iraqi police during fighting between Mahdi army and government forces in Basra, Iraq. Shiite militants clashed with government forces for a fourth day in Iraq's oil-rich south and sporadic fighting broke out in Baghdad despite a weekend curfew in the capital.

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    March 28: A man displays a leaflet dropped from a helicopter in Basra, Iraq. The leaflet says on the front: 'For better Basra' and 'The battle of knights.'

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    March 28: A man uses a wheelchair to transport petrol in Basra, Iraq.

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    March 28: Iraqi children inspect a government forces vehicle destroyed in fighting with the Mahdi army in Basra, Iraq.

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    March 28: Iraqi children view debris in the aftermath of fighting between the Mahdi army and government forces in Basra, Iraq.

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    March 28: Iraqi children view debris in the aftermath of fighting between the Mahdi army and government forces in Basra, Iraq.

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    March 28: Iraqis check the aftermath of fighting between Mahdi Army and government forces in Basra, Iraq.

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    March 28: Mahdi army fighters take positions in Basra, Iraq.

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    March 28: A Mahdi army fighter takes position in Basra, Iraq.

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    March 28: Mahdi army fighter takes up a position in Basra, Iraq.

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    March 28: A Mahdi army fighter holds his machine gun in Basra, Iraq.

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    March 28: Mahdi army fighters take positions in Basra, Iraq.

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    March 28: A Mahdi army fighter passes a poster showing radical Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr and his father, Mohammed Sadiq al-Sadr, in Basra, Iraq.

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    March 28: Mahdi army fighters take up positions in Basra, Iraq.

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    March 28: Iraqi children inspect a government forces vehicle destroyed in fighting with the Mahdi Army in Basra, Iraq.

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    March 28: Mahdi army fighters stand in Basra, Iraq.

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    March 27: In this image taken from video, smoke is seen near Basra, Iraq.

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