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In picture: Massive explosion hits UN building in Nigeria

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An unidentified victim weeps after a bomb blast that ripped through the United Nations offices in the Nigerian capital of Abuja August 26, 2011.

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A U.N. staff member directs an ambulance after a bomb blast that ripped through the United Nations offices in the Nigerian capital of Abuja August 26, 2011.

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A scene after a bomb blast that ripped through the United Nations offices in the Nigerian capital of Abuja August 26, 2011.

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A victim of a bomb blast ripped through the United Nations offices in the Nigerian capital of Abuja is loaded into an ambulance, August 26, 2011, after a car rammed into the building, and witnesses said they had seen a number of dead bodies being carried from the site.

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This citizen journalism photo acquired by the AP shows crowds of people outside the the National Hospital in Abuja, Nigeria as an ambulances arrive Friday Aug. 26, 2011 following a large explosion which struck the United Nations' main office in Nigeria's capital Friday, flattening one wing of the building.

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This image released by Saharareporters shows firefighters and rescue workers after a large explosion struck the United Nations' main office in Nigeria's capital Abuja Friday Aug. 26, 2011, flattening one wing of the building and killing several people.

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This image released by Saharareporters shows debris after a large explosion struck the United Nations' main office in Nigeria's capital Abuja Friday Aug. 26, 2011, flattening one wing of the building and killing several people.

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The scene of a bomb blast that ripped through the United Nations offices in the Nigerian capital of Abuja August 26, 2011. The blast happened after a car rammed into the building, and witnesses said they had seen a number of dead bodies being carried from the site.

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