People and security forces inspect the site of a car bomb explosion in Basra
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Iraq blasts: Dozens die in deadly car bombs

29 July 2013 Last updated at 11:46 BST

A wave of car bombs has killed at least 48 people in mostly Shia areas of the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, and in other cities around the country.

The BBC's Rami Ruhayem says the government is under "increasing pressure" after the UN said the number of deaths in Iraq from such attacks since April rose above 2,500.

"People are asking 'Why can you not stop all these car bombs from entering Baghdad?'", he added.