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RPT-Death toll rises to 72 in days of Iraq unrest, Baghdad curfew lifted

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BAGHDAD, Oct 5 (Reuters) - The toll from four days of violent unrest in Iraq rose to 72 killed and hundreds more wounded, police and medics said on Saturday, and authorities lifted a days-long curfew in Baghdad that protesters had defied.

Traffic ran as normal through the Iraqi capital and streets and main squares were otherwise quiet. Concrete barriers blocked off areas where protesters had gathered in their thousands during the week.

(Reporting by John Davison, Ahmed Rasheed, Aref Mohammed, Maher Nazih Editing by Frances Kerry)