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Iraq car bombings kill 33

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A spate of car bombs in Shiite areas of Iraq, including two blasts minutes apart at a popular bird market, killed at least 33 people on Friday, the latest spike in violence amid a simmering political crisis. 

A destroyed car lies at the scene of a explosion at the bird market in the Baghdad neighbourhood of Kadhimiyah, on February 8, 2013. A spate of car bombs in Shiite areas of Iraq, including two blasts minutes apart at a popular bird market, killed at least 33 people, the latest spike in violence amid a simmering political crisis.

The bloodshed came as tens of thousands of people in mostly Sunni parts of the country renewed rallies calling for Shiite Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki to quit, as they railed against the alleged targeting of their community by authorities.

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