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Chilling Photos Show The Scale Of Devastation After Deadly Baghdad Bombing

Saturday's blast killed at least 175 people, and dozens are still missing.
Baghdad's popular Hadi Center was left charred by a deadly suicide bombing on Saturday night.
Baghdad's popular Hadi Center was left charred by a deadly suicide bombing on Saturday night.

Once bustling with energy, the district of Karrada in central Baghdad now lies quiet and somber after 175 people were killed and hundreds were wounded in one of the worst bombings in Iraq's history. 

The self-described Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attack, which took place while people were out celebrating the holy month of Ramadan after sundown on Saturday. As the nation mourned, rescuers continued to search for dozens of missing people. 

The popular Hadi Center, shown before and after the explosion in the GIF above, was extensively damaged. Below, haunting drone footage captures the immense scale of the destruction.

See more photos from the aftermath of the bombing below.

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