Tragic Anniversary

Deadly Car Bombs Rock Baghdad (PHOTOS)

A string of coordinated car bombs tore through Baghdad Tuesday. See photos of the gruesome aftermath.

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A string of car bombs rocked Baghdad, Iraq, on a contentious anniversary Tuesday—10 years to the day after President Bush announced the invasion of Iraq. Authorities estimate more than 50 people were killed in the blasts and hundreds more wounded. From Iraqis assessing the damage to their homes to policemen digging through the rubble, see images from the gruesome scene.

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Residents of Sadr City, a Shiite stronghold, evacuate the body of a car bomb victim following Tuesday's attack near a municipal building in Baghdad.

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Onlookers gather at the site of mutliple, coordinated car bomb attacks carried out on the 10th anniversary of the start of the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq.

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Iraqi firefighters douse the site of the blast in Sadr City near the gates of the heavily fortified Green Zone, which houses major government offices and the embassies of several countries. The attacks prove how unstable Iraq remains.

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Iraqi residents examine the damage inflicted to their homes by the car bomb blasts. More than 200 people were reported injured.

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Policemen in Sadr City search for bodies in the remains of a car bomb. The bombs were detonated in civilian-heavy areas such as restaurants, shops, and bus stops.

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Two Iraqis survey the damage to their home. The Iraqi goverment said several other attempts were prevented in previous weeks.

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Residents gather at the site of the car bomb blast in the Al-Mashtal district. In the aftermath of the attacks, Iraq's Cabinet has officially postponed the upcoming provincial elections.