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A girl watches Shiite children beat themselves with chains during a Muharram procession in Baghdad, Iraq. Muharram, the first month of the Islamic calendar, is a month of mourning for Shiites in remembrance of the death of Hussein, the grandson of the Prophet Muhammad, at the Battle of Karbala in present-day Iraq in the 7th century.

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Iraqi river police search the Tigris River during an operation in Taramiyah, 50 kilometers ( 31 miles) north of Baghdad, Iraq. Security forces are sweeping villages and farmland north of Baghdad as part of an operation aimed at clearing remaining militants belonging to the Islamic State group from around the country's capital.

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Oil tankers load crude oil at Iraq's Al-Basra Offshore Terminal in Basra, Iraq.

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People visit the Assyrian Hall at the Iraq National Museum during International Museum Day in Baghdad, Iraq.

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A model presents a creation by Iraqi designer Hanaa Sadiq during a Fashion show in Baghdad, Iraq.

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Models present creations by Iraqi designer Hanaa Sadiq during a Fashion show in Baghdad, Iraq.

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A model presents a creation by Iraqi designer Hanaa Sadiq during a Fashion show in Baghdad, Iraq.

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Children launch kites during Nowruz celebration as the sun sets in Baghdad, Iraq. Nowruz, the Farsi-language word for "new year", is an ancient Persian festival, celebrated on the first day of spring in countries including Iraq, Turkey, Afghanistan and Iran. The festival is a symbolic opportunity to purify the soul for the new year and symbolizes revival and is marked by spring cleaning, buying new clothes and planting trees. March 21, the first day of spring, marks Nowruz.

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Antique on display for sale at a shop in Baghdad, Iraq.

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A worker melts metal at a workshop in the industrial Area in Baghdad, Iraq.

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A group of Iraqi Federal Police visit the Bulgarian section of the 8th annual weapons exhibition organized by the Iraqi ministry of defense at the Baghdad International Fairgrounds, in Iraq.

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Weapons are on display at the 8th annual weapons exhibition organized by the Iraqi ministry of defense at the Baghdad International Fairgrounds, Baghdad, Iraq.

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Models are on display at the Iranian section of the 8th annual weapons exhibition organized by the Iraqi ministry of defense at the Baghdad International Fairgrounds, in Baghdad, Iraq.

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Protesters burn tires outside the provincial council building during a demonstration for better public services and jobs, in front of the provincial council building in Basra, Iraq.

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An Iraqi woman works in a farm, as the world celebrates International Women's, on the outskirts of Baghdad, Iraq.

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Security forces arrest a protestor during a demonstration demanding better public services and jobs, in front of the provincial council building in Basra, Iraq.

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A model walks the catwalk, wearing in a traditional Iraqi folk costume during a fashion show by Iraqi designer Saif al-Obaidi in Ishtar hotel in Baghdad, Iraq.

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Protesters march in protest of the killing of Iraqi novelist Alaa Mashzoub, shown in posters, in Tahrir Square in Baghdad, Iraq. Mashzoub was gunned in Karbala on Saturday, by unknown assailants who silenced him with 13 bullets as he rode his bicycle home for the last time. On Wednesday, dozens of people including Mashzoub's colleagues staged a protest against his killing, marching to Tahrir Square and called for the perpetrators' arrest.

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Iraqi security forces guard the provincial council building during a demonstration demanding better public services and jobs in in Basra, southeast of Baghdad, Iraq.

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Protesters set on fire while security forces prevent them from breaking into the provincial council building during a demonstration demanding better public services and jobs in Basra, southeast of Baghdad, Iraq.

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Security forces gather near a burning police checkpoint, set on fire by demonstrators, during a demonstration demanding better public services and jobs in Basra, southeast of Baghdad, Iraq.

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Protesters chant slogans in front of the provincial council building during a demonstration demanding better public services and jobs in Basra, southeast of Baghdad, Iraq.

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Protesters burn tires outside the provincial council building during a demonstration demanding better public services and jobs in Basra, southeast of Baghdad, Iraq.

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Protesters burn tires outside the provincial council building during a demonstration demanding better public services and jobs in Basra, southeast of Baghdad, Iraq.

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Fireworks light up the sky during New Year's celebrations in Baghdad, Iraq.

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US President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump visit with members of the military at a dining hall at Al Asad Air Base, Iraq.

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US President Donald Trump, accompanied by National Security Adviser John Bolton, third from left, first lady Melania Trump, fourth from right, U.S. Ambassador to Iraq Doug Silliman, third from right, and senior military leadership, speaks to members of the media at Al Asad Air Base, Iraq.

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US President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump greet members of the military as they arrive for a hanger rally at Al Asad Air Base, Iraq. In a surprise trip to Iraq, US President Donald Trump defended his decision to withdraw U.S. forces from Syria where they have been helping battle Islamic State militants.

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Iraqi riot police protect the provincial council building during a demonstration demanding better public services and jobs in Basra, southeast of Baghdad, Iraq.

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Protester burn tyres outside the provincial council building during a demonstration demanding better public services and jobs in Basra, southeast of Baghdad, Iraq.

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Dead carp float in the Euphrates River, near the town of Hindiyah, 80 kilometers (50 miles) south of Baghdad, Iraq. Officials and fishermen are at a loss to explain how hundreds of tons of carp have suddenly died in fish farms in the Euphrates River, fueling anxieties about soaring water pollution. Local authorities used excavators to skim dead fish from the river surface, where residents and local farmers have long complained about substandard water management.

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In this aerial photo shows Shiite pilgrims gathering between the holy shrine of Imam Hussein and the holy shrine of Imam Abbas in Karbala, Iraq.

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Shiite Muslim worshippers gather to mark the Muslim festival of Arbaeen in Karbala, Iraq.

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Shiite Muslim worshippers gather in front of the holy shrine of Imam Hussein to mark the Muslim festival of Arbaeen in Karbala, Iraq. The holiday marks the end of the forty day mourning period after the anniversary of the martyrdom of Imam Hussein, the Prophet Muhammad's grandson in the 7th century.

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Iraq's new Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi, center, leaves the parliament building in Baghdad, Iraq. Iraq's new president has tasked veteran Shiite politician Abdul-Mahdi with forming a new government nearly five months after national elections were held, state TV reported.

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Shiite Muslims gather around the shrine of Imam Hussein on the holy day of Ashoura, in Karbala, south of Baghdad, Iraq.

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Shiite Muslim worshippers gather on the holy day of Ashoura, in Karbala south of Baghdad, Iraq. Ashoura is the annual Shiite commemoration of the death of Imam Hussein, the grandson of the Prophet Muhammad, at the Battle of Karbala in present-day Iraq in the 7th century.

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Shiite Muslim worshippers gather around the holy shrine of Imam Hussein, in the background, during the Muslim month of Muharram, in Karbala south of Baghdad, Iraq.

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Demonstrators hold national flags and images of protesters who were killed during previous demonstrations, demanding better public services and jobs, in Basra, Iraq.

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Demonstrators hold national flags during a demonstration demanding better public services and jobs in Basra, Iraq.

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Demonstrators hold national flags and posters of protesters who were killed during previous demonstrations demanding better public services and jobs, in Basra, Iraq.

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Duhaa Mayaa, center, and her two children, prepare first aid material for injured protesters, in their home in Basra, Iraq. With brackish water pouring from the taps, failing city services and soaring unemployment, the southern Iraqi city of Basra has seen weeks of violent protests in the streets of the country's oil-exporting capital.

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Security forces are seen in Basra, Iraq, 340 miles (550 kilometers) southeast of Baghdad. During a week of demonstrations, protesters set fire to government buildings and offices of Iranian-backed militias that they blame for mismanagement and profiteering while residents struggle with poverty.

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Security forces are seen in Basra, Iraq, 340 miles (550 kilometers) southeast of Baghdad. During a week of demonstrations, protesters set fire to government buildings and offices of Iranian-backed militias that they blame for mismanagement and profiteering while residents struggle with poverty. At least 15 people were killed and 249 injured in clashes between protesters and security forces in Basra so far this week, health officials say.

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Security forces watch the burning provincial government building during anti-government protests in Basra, about 340 miles (550 km) southeast of Baghdad, Iraq. Iraqi protesters stormed and set fire to the building despite a curfew imposed by authorities to try and quell demonstrations against poor public services and unemployment that have turned violent.

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A man holds a national flag while protesters burn the municipal complex during protests demanding better public services and jobs in Basra, 340 miles (550 km) southeast of Baghdad, Iraq.

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Security forces affected by tear gas are helped by several protesters during demonstrations demanding better public services and jobs in Basra, 340 miles (550 km) southeast of Baghdad, Iraq. Arabic sentences on the concrete walls are read: "water, electricity, no no for parties."

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A relative mourns over the body of Ali Qassim, killed during a protest, in Basra, 340 miles (550 kilometers) southeast of Baghdad, Iraq. Iraqi security forces fired tear gas and live ammunition on hundreds of protesters, killing several civilians and wounding several others.

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Protesters try to storm the governor's building during protests demanding better public services and jobs, in Basra, 340 miles (550 kilometers) southeast of Baghdad, Iraq.

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Protesters try to storm and burn the governor's building during protests demanding better public services and jobs, in Basra, 340 miles (550 kilometers) southeast of Baghdad, Iraq. Iraqi security forces fired tear gas and live ammunition on hundreds of protesters.

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Protesters wave national flags during a demonstration demanding better public services and jobs outside the provincial council building, in Basra, 340 miles (550 kilometers) southeast of Baghdad, Iraq.

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Protesters close the main road leading to the provincial council building during a demonstration demanding better public services and jobs, in Basra, 340 miles (550 kilometers) southeast of Baghdad, Iraq.

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Protesters wave a national flag after dropping the concrete walls surrounding the provincial council building during a demonstration demanding better public services and jobs, in Basra, 340 miles (550 km) southeast of Baghdad, Iraq.

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Shiite Muslim worshippers visit the holy shrine of Imam Abbas to mark the festival of Eid al-Ghadeer in Karbala, 50 miles (80 kilometers) south of Baghdad, Iraq. Eid al-Ghadeer is the day that Shiite Muslims believe Prophet Mohammed designated Imam Ali, his son-in-law, as his successor.

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Iraqi protesters chant slogans in front of the provincial council building during a demonstration demanding better public services and jobs, in Basra, 340 miles (550 km) southeast of Baghdad, Iraq.

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Iraqi protesters chant slogans demanding services and jobs during a demonstration in Tahrir Square, in central Baghdad, Iraq.

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Iraqi protesters carry a huge Iraqi flag and chant slogans demanding services and jobs during a demonstration in Tahrir Square, in central Baghdad, Iraq.

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Iraqi security forces hit protesters demanding better public services and jobs with hot water during a demonstration in Tahrir Square in central Baghdad, Iraq.

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Iraqi protesters wave national flags in front of the provincial council building during a demonstration demanding better public services and jobs, in Basra, 340 miles (550 km) southeast of Baghdad, Iraq.

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Iraqi riot police prevent protesters from storming the provincial council building during a demonstration in Basra, 340 miles (550 km) southeast of Baghdad, Iraq.

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Iraqi riot police prevent protesters from storming the provincial council building during a demonstration in Basra, 340 miles (550 km) southeast of Baghdad, Iraq. Iraqis demanding better public services and jobs took to the streets again in the southern oil-rich province of Basra, as authorities put security forces on high alert and blocked internet on the sixth day of protests in the country's Shiite heartland.

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Muslims attend prayers on the first day of Eid al-Fitr at the 17th Ramadan mosque in Baghdad, Iraq.

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People look for missing victims after explosions in Sadr City, Baghdad, Iraq. Iraqi security officials say a pair of explosions has ripped through a mosque in a mostly Shiite district in Baghdad, killing and wounding civilians including children.

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Children swim with cattle to beat the heat in the Diyala waterway outside Baghdad Iraq.

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Shiite Muslim worshippers gather outside the holy shrine of Imam Ali, the son-in-law and cousin of the Prophet Muhammad and the first Imam of the Shiites, during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan in Najaf, 100 miles (160 kilometers) south of Baghdad, Iraq.

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Former Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, center, shows his ink-stained finger after casting his vote in the country's parliamentary elections in the heavily fortified Green Zone in Baghdad, Iraq.

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One year-old Karam Mahmoud cries as an election official inks her finger at her grandmother's request during the parliamentary elections at a polling site in the shadow of the Nebi Yours shrine, destroyed by Islamic State militants during their three-year reign in Mosul, Iraq. This is the first parliamentary election since the militant group was ousted from the city.

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An Iraqi elderly woman casts her ballot in the country's parliamentary elections in Ramadi, Iraq. Polls opened across Iraq in the first national election since the declaration of victory over the Islamic State group.

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Army jawan carry a casket containing remains of one of the Indians abducted by the Islamic State group in 2014, that were found in a mass grave outside Mosul, in Amritsar

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Family members mourn near a casket containing remains of one of the Indians abducted by the Islamic State group in 2014, that were found in a mass grave outside Mosul.

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India's Minister of State for External Affairs, Vijay Kumar Singh, center, holds a press conference on his arrival to repatriate the bodies of 38 Indian construction workers, at Baghdad International Airport, Iraq.

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A casket holding one of 38 Indians abducted by the Islamic State group in 2014, that were found in a mass grave outside Mosul, is loaded on a truck to be transported from Baghdad's main morgue to the Baghdad airport, in Iraq.

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A casket holding one of 38 Indians abducted by the Islamic State group in 2014, that were found in a mass grave outside Mosul, is loaded on a truck to be transported from Baghdad's main morgue to the Baghdad airport, in Iraq.

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United Hindu Front stages a protest by burning effigies of Islamic State terrorists against the killing of 39 Indians in Iraq, in New Delhi

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A man hires a pushcart to navigate a flooded street after a heavy rainfall in Baghdad, Iraq.

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A boy rides a bicycle on a flooded street after a heavy rainfall in Baghdad, Iraq.

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Iraqi actors perform during a play titled "The Victory," in Baghdad National Theater. The play shows how the Iraqi people united against Islamic state.

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Mohammed Dawood, 13, performs a stunt on his bicycle in Abu Nawas street in central Baghdad, Iraq.

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Iraqi security forces gather at the scene of a double suicide bombing in Baghdad, Iraq. Interior Ministry spokesman said a double suicide bombing in central Baghdad has killed and wounded civilians.

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Family members of a newly graduated Iraqi Army officer take photos with him as they celebrate during Iraqi Army Day celebrations in Baghdad, Iraq.

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Iraqi Sunni clerics participate in a protest against the U.S. decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital, in Baghdad, Iraq.

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A man takes a picture on the rubble of a destroyed structure near Darbandikhan Lake after an earthquake, in the city of Darbandikhan, northern Iraq.

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A man checks the interior of a damaged house after an earthquake in the city of Darbandikhan, northern Iraq.

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People sit on the roof of a destroyed house after an earthquake, in the city of Darbandikhan, northern Iraq.

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People walk next to a destroyed house after an earthquake, in the city of Darbandikhan, northern Iraq.

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Houses are destroyed after an earthquake in the city of Darbandikhan, northern Iraq.

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People sit on the rubble of a destroyed house after an earthquake in the city of Darbandikhan, northern Iraq.

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People stand in the street after feeling aftershocks from an earthquake in Baghdad, Iraq.

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People stand in the street after feeling aftershocks from an earthquake in Baghdad, Iraq.

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People stand in the street after feeling aftershocks from an earthquake in Baghdad, Iraq. The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake was centered 19 miles (31 kilometers) outside the eastern Iraqi city of Halabja.

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Shiite Muslim worshippers gather in front of the holy shrine of Imam Hussein, in the background, during the Muslim festival of Arbaeen in Karbala, 50 miles (80 kilometers) south of Baghdad, Iraq. The holiday marks the end of the forty day mourning period after the anniversary of the 7th century martyrdom of Imam Hussein, the Prophet Muhammad's grandson.

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Iraq's Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, directly beneath flag, and others raise the national flag at a border crossing with Syria days after Iraqi forces retook it from the Islamic State group, in Qaim, far western Iraq.

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Kurdish men smoke a water pipe in central Irbil, Iraq. In Sept. 2017, Iraq's Kurds celebrated their symbolic vote for independence, but instead of moving forward with negotiations toward a smooth divorce from Baghdad, they have lost their most important oil-producing city to Iraqi troops, squeezing a hurting economy and dashing the hopes of an independent state.

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Smoke rises while Iraqi security forces use bombs as Kurdish security forces withdraw from a checkpoint in Alton Kupri, outskirts of Irbil, Iraq. Iraqi federal and Kurdish forces exchanged fire at their shared border, capping a dramatic week of maneuvers that saw the Kurds hand over territory across northern Iraq.

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Fires flare off the gas from in Kirkuk, Iraq. Kurdish forces pulled out of disputed areas across northern and eastern Iraq a day after handing Kirkuk to federal forces amid a tense standoff following last month's vote for independence.

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Iraqi Shiite faithful take part in a Muharram procession in Najaf, 100 miles (160 kilometers) south of Baghdad, Iraq.

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Iraqi Sunni Muslims attend prayers on the first day of Eid al-Adha at the 17th Ramadan mosque in Baghdad, Iraq.

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Iraqi firefighters work at the scene of a car bomb explosion in the wholesale Jamila market in Baghdad's Shiite district of Sadr City, Iraq. A car bomb ripped through a busy market area in eastern Baghdad, killing and wounding civilians, Iraqi officials said.

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Iraqi firefighters work at the scene of a car bomb explosion in the wholesale Jamila market in Baghdad's Shiite district of Sadr City, Iraq. A car bomb ripped through a busy market area in eastern Baghdad, killing and wounding civilians, Iraqi officials said.

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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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