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PHOTO GALLERY: Iraq - A violent turn of events




A sign reading in Arabic "closed on orders of the revolutionaries of Ashura" (describing the name of the current movement) is displayed on a building while security forces stand guard, as supporters of Iraqi Shiite cleric Moqtada Sadr gather in the grounds of the local government headquarters in the city of Nasiriyah in Iraq's southern Dhi Qar province on August 29, 2022

Supporters of Iraqi Shiite cleric Moqtada Sadr raise a portrait of his father the late Grand Ayatollah Mohammed Sadeq al-Sadr as they gather in the grounds of the local government headquarters in the city of Nasiriyah in Iraq's southern Dhi Qar province on August 29, 2022

Supporters of Iraqi Shiite cleric Moqtada Sadr are pictured on a road blocked with burning tyres during a demonstration in Iraq s southern city of Basra on August 29, 2022

Supporters of Iraqi Shiite cleric Moqtada Sadr are pictured on a road blocked with burning tyres during a demonstration in Iraq s southern city of Basra on August 29, 2022

Supporters of Iraqi Shiite cleric Moqtada Sadr pose for a picture on a road blocked with burning tyres during a demonstration in Iraq's southern city of Basra on August 29, 2022.

A supporter of Iraqi Shiite cleric Moqtada Sadr blocks a road with burning tyres during a demonstration in Iraq s southern city of Basra on August 29, 2022

Iraqi security forces fire tear gas on the followers of Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr inside the government Palace, Baghdad, Iraq, Monday, Aug. 29, 2022.

Supporters of Iraqi Shiite cleric Moqtada Sadr carry a wounded protster outside the Government Headquarters in the capital Baghdad s Green Zone, on August 29, 2022.

Iraqi police are pictured blocking the entrance into the capital Baghdad s Green Zone, on August 29, 2022.

Supporters of Iraqi Shiite cleric Moqtada Sadr carry a wounded protester outside the Government Headquarters in the capital Baghdad s Green Zone, on August 29, 2022.

Supporters of Iraqi Shiite cleric Moqtada Sadr gather outside the Government Headquarters in the capital Baghdad s Green Zone, on August 29, 2022.

Supporters of Iraqi Shiite cleric Moqtada Sadr are pictured in the capital Baghdad s Green Zone, on August 29, 2022.

Supporters of Iraqi Shiite cleric Moqtada Sadr walk on the US and Israel flags, on a road blocked with burning tyres during a demonstration in Iraq s southern city of Basra on August 29, 2022.

Supporters of Iraqi Shiite cleric Moqtada Sadr are pictured outside a governmental building during a demonstration in Iraq s southern city of Basra on August 29, 2022.