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Iraqi Prime Minister-designate Mustafa al-Kahdimi, center right, inspects artifacts destroyed by Islamic State militants at the national museum during his visit to Mosul, Iraq.

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Hardeep Singh, left, and Sushwinder Kaur, center, mourn holding portraits of their son Manjinder Singh, one of the 38 Indian workers whose bodies were found buried northwest of Mosul, in northern Punjab

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Relatives mourn holding a portrait of Gurcharan Singh, one of the 38 Indian workers whose bodies were found buried northwest of Mosul, in Jalal Usma village in the northern Punjab.

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Airstrikes target Islamic State positions on the edge of the Old City a day after Iraq's prime minister declared "total victory" in Mosul, Iraq.

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Iraq's Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, center, holds a national flag upon his arrival to Mosul, Iraq. Backed by the U.S.-led coalition, Iraq launched the operation to retake Mosul from Islamic State militants in October.

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Iraqi Special Forces soldiers celebrate after reaching the bank of the Tigris river as their fight against Islamic State militants continues in parts of the Old City of Mosul, Iraq.

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Iraqi Special Forces gather at the frontline after calling for an airstrip as Iraqi forces continue their advance against Islamic State militants in the Old City of Mosul, Iraq.

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An Iraqi Special Forces sniper watches Islamic State positions as Iraqi forces continue their advance in the Old City of Mosul, Iraq.

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Iraqi special forces Lt. Col. Salam Hussein, center, and his team watch Islamic State positions using a surveillance camera near the frontline in the Old City of Mosul, Iraq.

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An Iraqi Special Forces soldier walks on clothes left behind by fleeing civilians in an alley as Iraqi forces continue their advance against Islamic State militants in the Old City of Mosul, Iraq. Some 300 Islamic State fighters remain in the small patch of territory still controlled by the group in Mosul's Old City, a senior Iraqi commander said.

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A woman holds a young injured girl as Iraqi forces continue their advance against Islamic State militants in the Old City of Mosul, Iraq.

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Civilians trying to flee get undressed to be checked for explosives after suicide bombers exploded as Iraqi forces continue their advance against Islamic State militants in the Old City of Mosul, Iraq.

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Smoke billows over the Old City after several strikes as Iraqi forces continue their advance against Islamic State militants in Mosul, Iraq.

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Two men are detained along with a suspected Islamic State fighter, center, to be questioned in a basement as Iraqi forces continue their advance against Islamic State militants in the Old City of Mosul, Iraq. The two men were released.

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A suspected Islamic State fighter sits in a basement as Iraqi forces continue their advance against Islamic State militants in the Old City of Mosul, Iraq.

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An Iraqi girl flees through a destroyed street as Iraqi Special Forces continue their advance against Islamic State militants in the Old City of Mosul, Iraq.

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A civilian flees through a destroyed alley as Iraqi Special Forces continue their advance against Islamic State militants, in the Old City of Mosul, Iraq.

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A woman screams while fleeing with her family through a destroyed alley, as Iraqi Special Forces continue their advance against Islamic State militants, in the Old City of Mosul, Iraq.

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An Iraqi Special Forces soldier exchanges fire with Islamic State militants in the Old City of Mosul, Iraq.

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An Iraqi special forces humvee rides through the Old City during fighting against Islamic State militants in Mosul, Iraq.

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A bomb explodes behind the al-Nuri mosque complex, as seen through a hole in the wall of a house, as Iraqi Special Forces move toward Islamic State militant positions in the Old City of Mosul, Iraq.

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An Iraqi special forces soldier moves towards the frontline near the al-Nuri mosque during fights against Islamic State militants in the Old City of Mosul, Iraq.

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Iraqi policeman spray paint a house exterior to warn that it is booby trapped during fighting against Islamic State militants in the Old City of Mosul, Iraq. Iraqi forces launched an operation to retake Mosul's Old City — the IS group's last stronghold there — just over a week ago, more than eight months after the fight to retake Iraq's second-largest city officially began.

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Iraqi special forces Lt. Gen. Abdul-Wahab al-Saadi, center, and his team monitor Islamic State positions in the Old City of Mosul, Iraq.

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Iraqi special forces soldiers stand in a house retaken by Iraqi forces during fighting against Islamic State militants in the Old City of Mosul, Iraq. An Iraqi officer says counterattacks by Islamic State militants on the western edge of Mosul have stalled Iraqi forces' push in the Old City - the last IS stronghold in the city.

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Federal policemen carry food to the frontline during fighting against Islamic State militants in the Old City of Mosul. Islamic State fighters launched a string of counterattacks in a western Mosul neighborhood that had recently been declared free of the militant group, setting off clashes that continued overnight, Iraqi officials said.

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An elderly woman and a child are pulled on a cart as civilians flee heavy fighting between Islamic State militants and Iraqi special forces in western Mosul, Iraq.

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Mortars are piled up on the floor inside a weapon factory belonging to the Islamic State group in western Mosul. The factory was discovered by Iraqi Federal Police forces after they liberated the area.

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Residents flee the western part of the city as fighting between Iraqi forces and the Islamic State group continues, in Mosul, Iraq.

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Women ask for food distributed by Iraqi Federal Police forces in western Mosul, Iraq. Thousands of people still live in the western part of the city where food is getting scarce due to fighting between Iraqi forces and the Islamic State group.

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Two customers of the Hamam Alil spa south of Mosul, Iraq, take a break from bathing after covering themselves with mud from a nearby sulphur well. The mud is supposedly healthy for the skin.

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Civilians flee via the main road in Mosul as Iraqi special forces battle Islamic State militants.

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Civilians flee heavy fighting by Iraqi special forces to wrest the al-Tanek neighborhood of Mosul, Iraq from Islamic State militants.

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A woman walks past damaged vehicles in a neighborhood recently retaken by Iraqi security forces during fighting against Islamic State militants, in west Mosul, Iraq.

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Iraqi boys walk on a destroyed street in a neighborhood recently retaken by Iraqi security forces during fighting against Islamic State militants on the western side of in Mosul, Iraq.

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Iraqis stand outside a shop in a neighborhood recently retaken by Iraqi security forces during fighting against Islamic State militants on the western side of in Mosul, Iraq.

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Federal policemen fire towards Islamic State positions in the old city during fighting on the western side of Mosul, Iraq.

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Federal policeman look towards Islamic State positions from a damaged house during fighting at the front line near the old city, on the western side of Mosul, Iraq.

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Residents carry the body of several people killed during fights between Iraq security forces and Islamic State on the western side of Mosul, Iraq. Residents of the Iraqi city's neighborhood known as Mosul Jidideh at the scene say that scores of residents are believed to have been killed by airstrikes that hit a cluster of homes in the area earlier this month.

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An alleged Islamic State fighter sits after being detained by Iraqi security forces on the western side of Mosul, Iraq.

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A Federal Police stands next to unexploded bombs left by Islamic State militants on the western side of Mosul, Iraq.

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Iraqi civilians walk in a neighborhood recently liberated by Iraqi security forces on the western side of Mosul, Iraq.

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A Federal Police stands in position near a road block as smoke billows from a mortar explosion during fights with Islamic State positions on the western side of Mosul, Iraq.

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Displaced Iraqis, fleeing fighting between Iraqi security forces and Islamic State militants, ride on a bus to the Hassan Sham camp, east of Mosul, Iraq.

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An rocket fired by Federal Police Rapid Response Forces explodes near the old city during fighting against Islamic State in Mosul, Iraq.

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Federal Police Rapid Response Forces fire a rocket towards Islamic State positions near the old city, in Mosul, Iraq.

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An injured man is carried atop an Iraqi special forces armored vehicle during fighting against Islamic State militants in western Mosul, Iraq.

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Iraqis line up to receive food supplies in a neighborhood recently liberated by Iraqi security forces in western Mosul, Iraq.

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Iraqi civliians flee their homes during fighting between Iraqi security forces and Islamic State militants, on the western side of Mosul, Iraq.

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A girl stands with a woman holding a white flag to show they are civilians, as they flee their home during fighting between Iraqi security forces and Islamic State militants, on the western side of Mosul, Iraq.

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Iraqi security forces advance during fighting against Islamic State militants, in western Mosul, Iraq. Iraqi government forces are reported to have captured further ground after launching a new push against the western part of Mosul.

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Iraqi security forces launch a rocket against Islamic State militants positions during clashes in the western side of Mosul, Iraq.

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Smoke rises after an airstrike by U.S.-led coalition warplanes during fighting on the western side of Mosul, Iraq. A senior Iraqi police commander said that troops have taken control of the western side of a key bridge in Mosul amid intense clashes with the Islamic State group.

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Displaced men who fled their homes due to fighting between Iraqi security forces and Islamic State militants wait for a security check at an Iraqi Army base, west of Mosul, Iraq. Iraqi militarized police captured a neighborhood on the western side of Mosul on Sunday amid fierce clashes with Islamic State militants, as thousands of people continued to flee the battle to government-controlled areas, security officials said.

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Iraqi Army soldiers celebrate with residents of liberated neighborhoods as they hold upside down a flag of the Islamic State group, in the eastern side of Mosul, Iraq.

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Iraq's special forces troops look for bombs in bodies of Islamic State militants they just killed during a battle against militants in Andalus neighborhood in the eastern side of Mosul, Iraq. Iraqi troops have begun to push Islamic State militants out of the last remaining neighborhoods between government-held territory in the eastern Mosul and the Tigris river which divides the city.

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People cross a bridge destroyed by Islamic State militants in a neighborhood recently liberated from Islamic State on the eastern side of Mosul, Iraq.

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Shiite fighters of the Popular Mobilization Forces celebrate in a neighborhood recently liberated from Islamic State militants, on the eastern side of Mosul, Iraq.

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Iraqi security forces advance during the fight against Islamic State militia in the eastern side of Mosul, Iraq.

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A clown performs during a New Year's celebration for internally displaced children at the Hassan Sham camp, east of Mosul, Iraq.

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Members of the Iraqi Special Forces scan for Islamic State militants from a house in Al Barid district in Mosul, Iraq.

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Soldiers with Iraq's elite counterterrorism forces secure houses and streets during fighting against Islamic State militants to regain control of the eastern neighborhoods of Mosul, Iraq.

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Iraq's elite counterterrorism forces regain control of al-Bakr neighborhood after defeating Islamic State militants at al-Bakr neighborhood in Mosul, Iraq.

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Iraqi soldiers of the 17th Division lie on the ground dead shortly after a mortar fell in an area where the troops where gathering to advance towards the Islamic State group held village of Ganus, around 70 km, 44 miles, south of Mosul, Iraq.

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Iraqi internally displaced groom Jassim Mohammed walks with his bride, Amena Ali, during their wedding ceremony at a camp for internally displaced people, in Khazir, near Mosul, Iraq.

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An Iraqi man distributes potatoes to civilians in the Samah district of Mosul, Iraq.

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A group of civilians pass close to the body of an Islamic State militant, while fleeing from Mosul due to ISIS heavy shelling in several areas under control of the Iraqi Army, Mosul, Iraq.

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Soldiers of the 9th Division of the Iraqi Army stand atop of an armored vehicle after they secure the village of Al-Qasr, 7km to Mosul, Iraq.

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Fire fighters work to quell an oil fire set by Islamic State militants in Qayara, south of Mosul, Iraq.zo

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A boy plays with a homemade toy gun in Qayara, south of Mosul, Iraq.

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An oil worker walks next to burning oil fields in Qayara, south of Mosul, Iraq. For months, residents of the Iraqi town of Qayara have lived in the darkness from a cloud of toxic fumes released by oil fields lit by retreating Islamic State fighters.

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Oil workers try to extinguish burning oil fields in Qayara, south of Mosul, Iraq.

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A woman fires to the air at a Popular Mobilization Units base south of Mosul, Iraq. Iraqi troops on Sunday fortified their positions in Mosul neighborhoods retaken from the Islamic State group as their advance toward the city center was slowed by sniper fire and suicide bombings, as well as concern over the safety of civilians.

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An Iraqi special forces convoy advance towards Islamic State militant-held territory in Mosul, Iraq.

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Iraqis who fled the fighting between Iraqi forces and Islamic State militants, sit in an open field as they wait to cross to the Kurdish controlled area, in the Nineveh plain, northeast of Mosul.

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Internally displaced people flee fighting between Iraqi forces and Islamic State militants on a road in eastern Mosul, Iraq.

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A soldier from the Ninth Armored Division, 109th artillery battalion, covers his ears after a 155mm shell was fired towards an Islamic State militant position in Mosul, from the village of Ali Rash, east of Mosul, Iraq.

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Internally displaced men sit as they wait for their documents to be checked after fleeing fighting between the Iraqi forces and Islamic State, at a checkpoint near Bartella, east of Mosul, Iraq.

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Iraqi army soldiers fire mortars against the Islamic State militants, at Shahrazad village 2 miles (3 kilometers) east of Mosul, Iraq.

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An Iraqi Christian soldier from the Nineveh Plain Protection Unit fixes the bell of the St. Addai church, which was damaged by Islamic State fighters during their occupation of Keramlis village, less than 18 miles (29 kilometers) southeast of Mosul, Iraq.

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Iraqi Christians check the St. Addai church which was damaged by Islamic State fighters during their occupation of Keramlis village, less than 18 miles, 29 kilometers, southeast of Mosul, Iraq.

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A boy holds a lamb in his arms as he and his family try to find safety from fighting between the Iraqi forces and Islamic State militants in Gogjali, on the eastern edges of Mosul, Iraq.

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An armored vehicle moves towards Hamam al-Alil, from Qayara, south of Mosul, Iraq.

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Displaced people walk past a checkpoint near Qayara, south of Mosul, Iraq.

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