Iraq car bomb explosion captured by photographer at rally.
Massive Baghdad Explosion Captured by Photographer on Scene
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April 25 2014 4:33 PM

Massive Bomb Explosion at Baghdad Rally Captured by Photographer on Scene


Photo by Thaier Al-Sudani/Reuters

Parlimentiary elections in Iraq are being held next week, and the country is seeing a spike in politically-motivated violence. Car bombs killed at least 11 people yesterday and 7 people two days ago; today, a reported three bombs exploded at a Shi'ite group's rally in Baghdad, with a Reuters photographer capturing the moment of one explosion. At least 18 people were killed. Two more images from the scene below:


Photo by Thaier Al-Sudani/Reuters


Photo by Thaier Al-Sudani/Reuters

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