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Coordinated attacks hit multiple cities in Iraq

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Iraqi children play near bombed remains of vehicles in Khaldiya after a wave of coordinated attacks hit Iraq on June 13, 2012.

By msnbc.com news services

BAGHDAD -- Bombs targeting Shiite pilgrims in Baghdad and police in southern Iraq killed more than 70 people on Wednesday in a wave of attacks during a major religious festival, police and hospital sources said.

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Iraqi men walk past the bombed remains of vehicles in Ramadi, after a wave of coordinated attacks.

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People and security forces inspect the scene of a car bomb attack in the Karrada neighborhood of Baghdad, Iraq.

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Residents gather at the site of a bomb attack in Kirkuk, Iraq.

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A man wounded in a bomb attack is treated at a hospital in Kerbala, Iraq.

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