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Iraq. Basrah. The crowd celebrates the return of exile after 23 years in Iran of the shia ayatollah Mohammed Baqer el-Hakim, leader of the Supreme Council for Islamic Revolution in Iraq. He just crossed by car the border a few hours ago. He wears a black turban on his head and has a beard. He speaks to the crowd  using a mike. Mohammed Baqer el-Hakim has been killed in a car bomb attack in Najaf on august 29 2003. Assasination attempt.  © 2003 Didier Ruef