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March 31, 2008 | Today in Iraq

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Iraqi men play backgammon in central Baghdad. Gun-toting fighters of Shiite cleric Muqtada Sadr left the streets today after days of fierce clashes with security forces.




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An earlier version of this caption said the men pictured were playing dominoes. (Ali Yussef / AFP/Getty Images)
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An Army soldier stands guard as an Iraqi man is searched after a rocket-propelled grenade attack on U.S. troops in Mosul, 225 miles north of Baghdad. (Maya Alleruzzo / Associated Press)
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Army Staff Sgt. Chad Caldwell searches an Iraqi man after a rocket-propelled grenade attack on a cavalry regiment in Mosul. (Maya Alleruzzo / Associated Press)
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Army soldiers detain an Iraqi teenager after the attack on U.S. troops in Mosul. (Maya Alleruzzo / Associated Press)
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An Iraqi family reacts as U.S. soldiers detain their relative. (Maya Alleruzzo / Associated Press)
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Iraqi Shiites shop in a local market after clashes in the Shiite enclave of Sadr City in Baghdad. (Ahmad Al-Rubaye / AFP/Getty Images)
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An Iraqi Shiite laborer waits to be picked up on the first day he is able to return to work after clashes in Sadr City. The graffiti reads: “Life Life al-Sadr, Down Down Bush Down U.S.” (Ahmad Al-Rubaye / AFP/Getty Images)
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Iraqis march in a sandstorm during a funeral procession through Sadr City. The funeral was for five people, including two children, who were killed in recent clashes between the Mahdi Army and government forces backed by the U.S. (Karim Kadim / Associated Press)
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A woman rushes her son to a hospital in Sadr City. The boy was wounded in clashes between the Mahdi Army and government forces backed by the U.S. military. (Karim Kadim / Associated Press)
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A yellow haze from seasonal dusty winds covers Baghdad as a Shiite woman shops in a local market. (Ahmad Al-Rubaye / AFP/Getty Images)
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