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Baghdad bombing deaths rises to over 290

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> For a country so bitterly divided, a deadly bombing bringing them together.
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As the number of dead rises to over 290 following Sunday's massive suicide bombing in Baghdad, Iraqi Christians in Basra hold a special service for the victims. And at the scene of the deadly attack, Sunnis and Shias pray together in a show of unity as Muslims worldwide celebrate Eid al-Fitr.
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The attack, claimed by Islamic State, was the deadliest in the capital since a 2003 US led invasion. The truck bomb went off on a busy shopping street in a mainly Shiite district. It's been difficult to identify many of the victims. In Baghdad, car bombings are a reality, but the scale of this one has left a nation grieving and angry.