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Thursday, September 5, 2013

Photos of the Day: September 5, 2013

Nabil Ahmed carries the dead body of his 2-year old son, Mohammed, who was killed in a car bomb, during the funeral in the Shiite holy city of Najaf, 100 miles (160 kilometers) south of Baghdad, Iraq, Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013. The killings come amid a spike in deadly violence in recent months as insurgents try to capitalize on rising sectarian and ethnic tensions. The scale of the bloodshed has risen to levels not seen since 2008, a time when Iraq was pulling back from the brink of civil war.