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In pictures: Iraqis protest on the deadline to form a new government

Hundreds of Iraqi anti-government protesters grappled with security forces in a bid to shut Baghdad streets on Monday, a deadline they had given authorities to implement long-awaited reforms.

In pictures: Iraqis protest on the deadline to form a new government
An anti-government protester draped in an Iraqi national flag walks amidst tire fire smoke during clashes with security forces at Tayaran Square, east of Tahrir Square in the centre of the capital Baghdad on January 20, 2020. Image: AFP
In pictures: Iraqis protest on the deadline to form a new government
An anti-government protester flashes the victory gesture as he stands before flaming tires at a make-shift roadblock during a demonstration in the central Iraqi holy shrine city of Najaf on January 20, 2020. Image: AFP
In pictures: Iraqis protest on the deadline to form a new government
Iraqi Anti-government demonstrators block a bridge with debris and burning tires in the southern Iraqi city of Nasiriyah on January 19, 2020. Image: AFP
In pictures: Iraqis protest on the deadline to form a new government
An anti-government protester throws back a tear gas canister at security forces during clashes at Tayaran Square, east of Tahrir Square in the centre of the Iraqi capital Baghdad on January 20, 2020. Image: AFP
In pictures: Iraqis protest on the deadline to form a new government
Iraqi protesters and Tuk-tuk drivers gather amid clashes with riot police following a demonstration at Baghdad's Tayaran Square, east of Tahrir Square, on January 20, 2020. Three Iraqi protesters were killed in the capital as thousands of anti-government demonstrators sought to shut streets across the country today, their deadline for authorities to implement long-awaited reforms. Image: AFP
In pictures: Iraqis protest on the deadline to form a new government
Iraqi protesters carry an injured comrade amid clashes with riot police following a demonstration at Baghdad's Tayaran Square, east of Tahrir Square, on January 20, 2020. Three Iraqi protesters were killed in the capital as thousands of anti-government demonstrators sought to shut streets across the country today, their deadline for authorities to implement long-awaited reforms. Image: AFP