Rami Ruhayem
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Iraq cities hit by wave of deadly explosions

31 December 2012 Last updated at 11:04 GMT

At least 11 people have been killed and more than 40 injured in a series of explosions across Iraq, officials say.

In the deadliest single attack, seven people were killed in the town of Mussayib, to the south of the capital Baghdad.

At least two people were killed in the southern city of Hilla when a bomb exploded in a busy street.

The BBC's Rami Ruhayem in Baghdad says the attacks come at a time the government faces multiple crises.