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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.