The protracted surge in nationwide unrest, coupled with a deadly standoff in Anbar province between security forces and anti-government fighters, has left more than 850 people dead so far this month.
Violence across Iraq, including a spate of evening bombings against markets and cafes in Baghdad, killed at least 26 people and a dozen militants, officials said on Monday.
Market bombings and other attacks across Iraq killed at least 40 people on Tuesday.
The US military says an American soldier has been killed north of Baghdad.
The number of people killed across Iraq in Dec was 367 and the civilian death toll in 2009 was 2,800, making the year the least violent since US-led invasion of 2003.
Day in Pics: 2nd September
Showbiz World - September 2, 2014
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