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IRAQI SHI'ITE MEN CARRY COFFIN OF MILITIAMAN, DURING MASS FUNERAL IN NAJAF.
Iraqi Shi'ite men, loyal to the radical Shi'ite cleric Moqtada Al-Sad, carry one of the 22 coffins of killed militiamen, during a mass funeral in the centre of Najaf, May 16, 2004. U.S.-led forces battled insurgents around some of the holiest Shi'ite shrines in Iraq on Saturday as pressure built for an interim government to be given real control of military affairs. REUTERS/Faleh Kheiber OP/ACM