Bombs set off across Iraq kill 55

Mayhem worsens as nation’s first post-U.S. election nears

Posted: April 16, 2013 at 3:06 a.m.

Civilians gather at the scene of a car bomb attack in east Baghdad's neighborhood of Kamaliya, Iraq, Monday, April 15, 2013. Less than a week before Iraqis in much of the country are scheduled to vote in the country's first elections since the 2011 U.S. troop withdrawal, a series of attacks across Iraq, many involving car bombs, has killed and wounded dozens of people, police said. (AP Photo/ Khalid Mohammed)

BAGHDAD — Insurgents in Iraq deployed a series of car bombs as part of highly coordinated attacks that cut across a wide swath of the country Monday, killing at least 55 on the deadliest day in nearly a month.

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