An Iraqi protester holds up an Iranian flag as another lights it up for him, next to a portrait depicting Iran’s former and current supreme leaders, ayatollahs Khomeini and Khamenei. AFP / Haidar MOHAMMED ALI
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Protesters stormed the Iranian consulate in Iraq's southern city of Basra Friday, turning their wrath on Iraq's powerful neighbor after five days of deadly demonstrations in which government buildings have been ransacked and torched.Local security and health sources said one protester had died and 11 were wounded Friday.At least 11 protesters have died, mostly in clashes with the security forces, since Monday in Basra, a city of 2 million people.Since Thursday protesters have shut Iraq's only major sea port at Umm Qasr, 60 kilometers south of Basra.More than 2,000 people, including many women, gathered in Basra Friday afternoon, to mourn a protester who died from burns during the torching of the provincial government headquarters overnight.
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