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Officials: Bombs kill 50 pilgrims in Iraq

Iraqi police and hospital officials say 50 people have been killed in bombings at security checkpoints targeting pilgrims headed to a Shiite holy city for rituals.Full story

Bombings kill at least 50 along pilgrim route near Karbala

Iraqi police and hospitals officials say at least 35 people have been killed by roadside bombs planted along a pilgrims' route to the Shiite holy city of Karbala. Full story

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An aerial picture shows thousands of ten

An aerial picture shows thousands of tents housing Muslim pilgrims crowded together in Mina, near the holy city of Mecca, on November 17, 2010 as more than two million pilgrims launched into the final rituals of the hajj ahead of their massive exodus from Islam's holiest city. AFP PHOTO/MUSTAFA OZER

Residents gather near a damaged vehicle at the site of a bomb attack in Kerbala
Residents gather near a damaged vehicle at the site of a bomb attack in Kerbala

Residents gather near a damaged vehicle at the site of a bomb attack in the holy city of Kerbala, about 80 km south of Baghdad, February 5, 2010. At least 20 people were killed and 75 wounded on Friday when two car bombs blew up in Iraq's holy city of Kerbala as hundreds of thousands of Shi'ite pil