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Boys inspect the site of double car bombings in the northern Shiite district al-Hurriyah in Baghdad, Iraq, Wednesday, Oct. 1, 2014. On Tuesday, officials say a wave of bombings targeted commercial areas across Iraq, killing and wounding dozens of people. (AP Photo/Karim Kadim)

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Boys inspect the site of double car bombings in the northern Shia district al-Hurriyah in Baghdad, Iraq. On Tuesday, officials say a wave of bombings targeted commercial areas across the country, killing and wounding dozens of people Read more

Iraqi onlookers gather on July 25, 2014, at the scene of an explosion that took place the previous night in the Karrada district, one of Baghdad's Shiite Muslim majority districts. Violence struck Baghdad, with attacks including two car bombs killing at least 13 people in the Iraqi capital. The blasts went off in Karrada, a district packed with shops and restaurants, shortly after the time when people gather for the iftar meal breaking the dawn-to-dusk fast many Iraqi Muslims observe during the holy month of Ramadan. AFP PHOTO/ALI AL-SAADIALI AL-SAADI/AFP/Getty Images

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Iraqi onlookers gather on Friday, at the scene of an explosion that took place the previous night in the Karrada district, one of Baghdad’s Shiite Muslim majority districts. Violence struck Baghdad, with attacks including two car bombs killing at least 13 people in the Iraqi capital. The blasts went off in Karrada, a district packed with shops and restaurants, shortly after the time when people gather for the iftar meal breaking the dawn-to-dusk fast many Iraqi Muslims observe during the holy month of Ramadan.

Shiite volunteers from the Iraqi Ketaeb (brigade) Hezbollah, march as they join the Iraqi army to fight against Jihadist militants of the Islamic State (IS), formerly known as the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), on July 9, 2014, in Baghdad.. Iraq's government once battled entrenched Shiite militiamen but is now making common cause with them against a jihadist-led onslaught that Baghdad's forces are struggling to contain on their own.

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Shia volunteers from the Iraqi Ketaeb (brigade) Hezbollah, march as they join the Iraq army to fight against Jihadist militants of the Islamic State, formerly known as the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (Isis), on Wednesday, in Baghdad

TOPSHOTS A Iraqi young boy and tribesmen...TOPSHOTS A Iraqi young boy and tribesmen hold up their weapons as they gather to show their readiness to join Iraqi security forces in the fight against Jihadist militants who have taken over several northern Iraqi cities on June 16, 2014 in the capital Baghdad. Faced with a militant offensive sweeping south toward Baghdad, Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki announced the Iraqi government would arm and equip civilians who volunteer to fight, and thousands have signed up.   AFP PHOTO/AHMAD AL-RUBAYEAHMAD AL-RUBAYE/AFP/Getty Images

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Iraqi civilians gather in Baghdad to show their readiness to join Iraqi security forces in the fight against militants who have taken over several northern cities. Faced with a militant offensive sweeping towards Baghdad, thousands of civilians have signed up as volunteer fighters for the government. Read more

Iraqi men who have volunteered to join the fight against a major offensive by jihadists in northern Iraq, climb on an army truck outside a recruiting center in the capital Baghdad.

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Iraqi volunteers to join the fight against a major offensive by jihadists in northern Iraq, climb on to an army truck outside a recruiting centre in the capital Baghdad

Iraqi army troops chant slogans against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL)

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Iraqi army troops chant slogans against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (known as Isis) outside a recruiting centre in the capital Baghdad, on Friday, as they recruit volunteers to join the fight against a major offensive by the jihadist group in northern Iraq

TOPSHOTS Iraqi children fleeing violence...TOPSHOTS Iraqi children fleeing violence in the northern Nineveh province sleep in a tent at a temporary camp in Aski kalak, 40 kms West of Arbil, in the autonomous Kurdistan region, on June 12, 2014. Thousands of people who fled Iraq's second city of Mosul after it was overrun by jihadists wait in the blistering heat, hoping to enter the safety of the nearby Kurdish region and furious at Baghdad's failure to help them.  many as half a million people are thought to have fled Mosul, which was captured by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) Tuesday after a spectacular assault that routed the army. AFP PHOTO/SAFIN HAMEDSAFIN HAMED/AFP/Getty Images

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Children fleeing violence in Iraq’s northern Nineveh province sleep in a tent at a camp in Aski kalak in the autonomous Kurdistan region. Half a million people are thought to have fled Mosul, which was on Tuesday captured by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (Isis) after an assault that routed the army Read more

A voter shows her ink-stained finger at a polling station during a parliamentary election in Baghdad April 30, 2014. Iraqis headed to the polls on Wednesday in their first national election since U.S. forces withdrew from Iraq in 2011, with Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki seeking a third term amid rising violence.

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A voter shows her ink-stained finger at a polling station during parliamentary elections in Baghdad. Iraqis headed to the polls on Wednesday in their first national election since US forces withdrew from Iraq in 2011.

Troops of the Interior Ministry take part in a parade during a ceremony marking the Iraqi Police's 92nd anniversary at a police academy in Baghdad...Troops of the Interior Ministry take part in a parade during a ceremony marking the Iraqi Police's 92nd anniversary at a police academy in Baghdad January 9, 2014.  REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani

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Troops of the Interior Ministry take part in a parade to mark the 92nd anniversary of the Iraqi police force at a police academy in Baghdad Read more

Iraqis walk past a bicycle shop in the c...Iraqis walk past a bicycle shop in the central Sadria area of Baghdad, on July 2, 2013. AFP PHOTO / ALI AL-SAADIALI AL-SAADI/AFP/Getty Images

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Iraqis walk past a bicycle shop in the central Sadria area of Baghdad on Tuesday. Read more