Al-Aziziya, 100 kilometres (60 miles) southeast of Baghdad
1. Various UNMOVIC (United Nations Monitoring and Inspection Commission) cars entering the al-Aziziya site
2. Various of destroyed shells and missiles
3. Close up of two destroyed artillery shells
4. Various of missile and ammunition dump
5. Close up of destroyed shell with Cyrillic script
4. Various of destroyed missiles and destroyed artillery shells
5. Wide of destroyed mortar shells
8. Pan from large pit in ground to hill
9. Security forces holding destroyed missiles
10. Various destroyed missiles
11. Iraqi officials walking with reporters
12. SOUNDBITE (Arabic) Iraqi General Wailed Shaer Ahmed, site manager:
"The only weapons buried in this hole is the yellow cake (type of uranium oxide) and the component of the biological agent."
13. Various of destroyed artillery shells
14. Various of artillery shells being tagged
15. Wide of site
16. Wide of presser with South African delegation
17. SOUNDBITE (English) Aziz Pahad, South Africa's deputy Foreign Minister:
"We fully support the demand that the Security Council should extend the work of the inspectors because clearly it's working and if it's working why stop it? Why can't we give it a chance to complete its task so we can finally have satisfaction that all weapons of mass destruction have been dealt with "
18. Pahad leaves
19. Various of Saddam Hussein, his son Qusai, meeting defence minister and minister of military industrial and Iraqi scientists.
19. Demetrius Perricos, chief inspector for the UNMOVIC team in Baghdad, disembarking UN plane with entourage
United Nations weapons inspectors on Thursday returned to a pit near the town of al-Aziziya, 100 kilometres (60 miles) southeast of Baghdad.
The site was opened by Iraq in an effort to prove that it destroyed R-400 bombs containing biological weapons there in 1991.
The inspectors took samples from metal fragments at the site to check whether they did come from destroyed biological weapons.
Baghdad says soil testing ought to be able to prove the quantity of material dumped, but UN inspectors have expressed doubt they can specify the contents after so much time has elapsed.
Meanwhile, South African disarmament experts visiting Iraq on Thursday said they were convinced Iraq was doing its best to disarm.
They appealed to the UN Security Council to give weapons inspections more time to work before authorising war.
The South Africans have been in the country since Sunday.
They were invited by Baghdad to help their Iraqi counterparts dismantle suspected weapons.
South Africa's experience is key, because it built nuclear weapons, then voluntarily dismantled them under UN supervision in the 1980s.
Also on Thursday, President Saddam Hussein, his son Qusai, the defence minister and the minister of military
industries met fighters and military researchers, the official Iraqi News Agency said.
INA reported that the fighters and researchers told the president they wouldn't let him down.
And in a separate development, Hans Blix on Thursday sent his chief deputy to Baghdad to discuss the pace of Iraq's destruction of its Al-Samoud 2 missiles.
Demetrius Perricos arrived amid reports that Iraq was to announce later in the day that it would comply with a UN order to begin destroying the missiles by the weekend.
There was no such comment from the Iraqi government, but the Egyptian Middle East News Agency quoted unidentified sources in Baghdad as saying the step was intended to deprive Washington of an excuse for war.