NBC split is anchoring for a second day, with Campbell Brown in New York and Brian Williams in Baghdad, covering the US military base at Camp Victory. Yet the major story from Iraq did not concern US troops. This is the season of a major pilgrimage by Shiite Moslems to the holy city of Karbala. "Pilgrims are vulnerable targets. More than one million are now on the roads," noted NBC's Richard Engel after ten coordinated attacks took place across Iraq. Most deadly was a double bombing in Hillah, where more than 100 devotees were massacred as they rested in their tents. "Conspicuous by its absence was security," CBS' Allen Pizzey protested. "How can these civilians not be a priority for the much-talked-about Baghdad security plan?"
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