Black smoke from a car bomb attack is seen from the the Crossed Words monument in Baghdad, Iraq, Thursday, March, 14, 2013. A string of explosions tore through central Baghdad within minutes of each other on Thursday, followed by what appeared to be a coordinated assault by gunmen who battled security forces in the Iraqi capital, according to officials. Authorities say several people have been killed. (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo)

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Black smoke from a car bomb attack is seen from the the Crossed Words monument in Baghdad, Iraq, Thursday, March, 14, 2013. A string of explosions tore through central Baghdad within minutes of each other on Thursday, followed by what appeared to be a coordinated assault by gunmen who battled security forces in the Iraqi capital, according to officials. Authorities say several people have been killed. (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo)
Black smoke from a car bomb attack is seen from the the Crossed Words monument in Baghdad, Iraq, Thursday, March, 14, 2013. A string of explosions tore through central Baghdad within minutes of each other on Thursday, followed by what appeared to be a coordinated assault by gunmen who battled security forces in the Iraqi capital, according to officials. Authorities say several people have been killed. (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo)
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