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Local actors dressed as ancient warriors re-enact a scene from the 7th century battle of Kerbala during commemoration in Sadr City, Baghdad, Iraq October 12, 2016. REUTERS/Ahmed Saad     TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

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Local actors dressed as ancient warriors re-enact a scene from the 7th century battle of Kerbala during commemoration in Sadr City, Baghdad, Iraq. Photo Ahmed Saad/Reuters 

Garbage pickers collect ride on donkey cart while looking for recyclable materials at a rubbish dump in the outskirts of Baghdad, Iraq

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Garbage pickers ride a donkey cart while looking for recyclable materials at a rubbish dump in the outskirts of Baghdad, Iraq

Supporters of Iraqi Shi'ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr shout slogans during a protest against corruption at Tahrir Square in Baghdad

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Supporters of Iraqi Shi’ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr shout slogans during a protest against corruption at Tahrir Square in Baghdad, on Friday 

Iraqis react as they visit the aftermath of a massive bombing in Baghdad's Karrada neighbourhood on July 4, 2016.  Iraqis mourned the more than 200 people killed by a jihadist-claimed suicide car bombing that was among the deadliest ever attacks in the country. The blast, which the Islamic State group said it carried out, hit the Karrada district early on July 3 as the area was packed with shoppers ahead of this week's holiday marking the end of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan.   / AFP PHOTO / SABAH ARARSABAH ARAR/AFP/Getty Images

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Iraqis react as they visit the aftermath of a massive bombing in Baghdad’s Karrada neighbourhood. Iraqis mourned the more than 200 people killed by a jihadist-claimed suicide car bombing that was among the deadliest ever attacks in the country. The blast, which the Islamic State group said it carried out, hit the Karrada district on Sunday. 

Members of Iraqi Popular Mobilization Forces parade Shiite step on a representation of an Israeli flag during a commemoration of Al-Quds (Jerusalem) Day in Baghdad, Iraq, Friday, July. 1, 2016. The late Iranian leader Ayatollah Khomeini declared the last Friday of the Islamic fasting month of Ramadan as "al-Quds Day," Arabic for Jerusalem, a day of protest to show the importance of Jerusalem to Muslims. Jerusalem is the third holiest site in Islam after the Saudi Arabian cities of Mecca and Medina. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban)

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Members of Iraqi Popular Mobilization Forces parade march on a representation of an Israeli flag during a commemoration of Al-Quds (Jerusalem) Day in Baghdad, Iraq

Displaced children, who fled from Islamic State violence, and the needy receive free food distributed during the fasting month of Ramadan at a restaurant in Baghdad, Iraq, June 22, 2016. REUTERS/Ahmed Saad     TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

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Displaced children, who fled from Islamic State violence, and the needy receive free food distributed during the fasting month of Ramadan at a restaurant in Baghdad 

An Iraqi girl who fled from of Islamic State violence, is seen during World Refugee Day celebrations at Al-salam refugee camp in Baghdad, Iraq, June 20, 2016.

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An Iraqi girl who fled from of Islamic State violence, is seen during World Refugee Day celebrations at Al-salam refugee camp in Baghdad, Iraq, June 20, 2016.

A survivor looks for his family members at the scene of a deadly suicide car bomb attack in the New Baghdad neighborhood of Baghdad, Iraq

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A survivor looks for his family members at the scene of a deadly suicide car bomb attack in the New Baghdad neighborhood of Baghdad, Iraq

Iraqi pro-government forces advance towards the city of Fallujah on May 23, 2016, as part of a major assault to retake the city from Islamic State (IS) group. Iraqi forces, consisting of special forces, soldiers, police, militia forces and pro-government tribesmen, launched a major assault to retake Fallujah, the scene of deadly battles during the US occupation and one of the toughest targets yet in Baghdad's war on the Islamic State group.  Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, commander-in-chief of the armed forces, announced the start of operations in the middle of the night and then visited the battle's operations room. / AFP PHOTO / AHMAD AL-RUBAYEAHMAD AL-RUBAYE/AFP/Getty Images

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Iraqi pro-government forces advance towards the city of Fallujah, as part of a major assault to retake the city from Islamic State (IS) group. Iraqi forces, consisting of special forces, soldiers, police, militia forces and pro-government tribesmen, launched a major assault to retake Fallujah, the scene of deadly battles during the US occupation and one of the toughest targets yet in Baghdad’s war on the Islamic State group.

Supporters of Iraqi Shiite cleric Moqtad...Supporters of Iraqi Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr wave national flags during a demonstration calling for governmental reform and elimination of corruption on March 18, 2016, outside the main gates of Baghdad's Green Zone. Thousands of supporters of Iraqi cleric Moqtada Sadr defied a government ban to launch sit-ins at the main gates of Baghdad's Green Zone aimed at pushing for reforms. / AFP PHOTO / AHMAD AL-RUBAYEAHMAD AL-RUBAYE/AFP/Getty Images

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Supporters of Iraqi Shea cleric Moqtada al-Sadr wave national flags during a demonstration calling for governmental reform and elimination of corruption outside the main gates of Baghdad’s Green Zone 

Iraqi supporters of Shiite cleric Moqtad...Iraqi supporters of Shiite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr wave the national flag as they listen to his speech during a demonstration in Baghdad's Tahrir Square on February 26, 2016, calling for governmental reform and elimination of corruption. / AFP / AHMAD AL-RUBAYEAHMAD AL-RUBAYE/AFP/Getty Images

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Iraqi supporters of Shia cleric Moqtada al-Sadr wave the national flag as they listen to his speech during a demonstration in Baghdad’s Tahrir Square 

People collect their belongings from a heavily damaged building in the aftermath of a car bomb explosion in commercial area of New Baghdad, Iraq, Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2016. Gunmen stormed into a Baghdad mall on Monday after setting off a car bomb and launching a suicide attack at its entrance in the city s mainly Shiite east, Iraqi officials said.

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People collect their belongings from a heavily damaged building in the aftermath of a car bomb explosion in commercial area of New Baghdad, Iraq, Tuesday

A displaced Iraqi girl looks out from behind a tent at a camp in Baghdad following heavy rainfall on November 5, 2015. Torrential rain caused chaos across several parts of Iraq last week, with flood waters sweeping the capital causing flooding, deaths and property destruction

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A displaced Iraqi girl looks out from behind a tent at a camp in Baghdad following heavy rainfall on Thursday

Civilians inspect the aftermath of a car bomb explosion in Husseiniya, about 13 miles (20 kilometers) northeast of Baghdad, Iraq, Tuesday, Oct. 6, 2015. Iraqi officials say a series of car bombings across Iraq Monday killed and wounded dozens of people.

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Civilians inspect the aftermath of a car bomb explosion in Husseiniya, about 13 miles (20 kilometers) northeast of Baghdad, Iraq today. Iraqi officials say a series of car bombings across Iraq Monday killed and wounded dozens of people.

An Iraqi army cadet performs "the leap of faith" from a bridge in Baghdad, September 22, 2015.

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An Iraqi army cadet performs “the leap of faith” from a bridge during training in Baghdad today. 

Iraqi men mourn outside a mosque in the holy city of Najaf on Thursday during the funeral of Shia victims of this morning's truck bombing in Baghdad's northern suburb of Sadr City

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Iraqi men mourn outside a mosque in the holy city of Najaf on Thursday during the funeral of Shia victims of this morning’s truck bombing in Baghdad’s northern suburb of Sadr City

Iraqis swim at an irrigation canal on th...Iraqis swim at an irrigation canal on the outskirts of Baghdad as temperatures reach close to 50 degrees Celsius (122 F) and authorities declared a holiday, on July 16,  2015 .  AFP PHOTO / AHMAD AL-RUBAYEAHMAD AL-RUBAYE/AFP/Getty Images

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Iraqis swim at an irrigation canal on the outskirts of Baghdad as temperatures reach close to 50 degrees Celsius (122F) as authorities declared a holiday 

A man carries an injured child found in the rubble after an Iraqi Sukhoi jet accidentally dropped a bomb in Ni'iriya district in Baghdad July 6, 2015. The Iraqi plane accidentally dropped the bomb on an eastern Baghdad neighbourhood on Monday, police and residents said, killing at least five people and destroying several houses. The Sukhoi jet had been taking part in an air strike against Islamic State militants, Iraqi television said. One of its bombs failed to detach from the plane during the mission then fell as the plane was returning to base

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A man carries an injured child found in the rubble after an Iraqi Sukhoi jet accidentally dropped a bomb in Ni’iriya district in Baghdad on Monday

Iraqi security forces stand guard as residents from the city of Ramadi, who fled their homes as Islamic State (IS) group militants tightened their siege on the last government positions in the capital of Anbar province, wait to cross Bzeibez bridge, on the southwestern frontier of Baghdad, on May 20, 2015. Taking control of Ramadi would constitute the group's most important victory this year in Iraq, and would give the jihadists control of the capitals of two of its largest provinces

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Iraqi security forces stand guard as residents from the city of Ramadi, who fled their homes as Islamic State (IS) group militants tightened their siege on the last government positions in the capital of Anbar province, wait to cross Bzeibez bridge, on the southwestern frontier of Baghdad, on Wednesday

Iraqi Shia Muslim worshippers carry a mock coffin outside the Imam al-Kadhim shrine as they gather to mark the anniversary of the death of the eighth century revered Imam on Thursday in the Kadhimiya district of northern Baghdad

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Iraqi Shia Muslim worshippers carry a mock coffin outside the Imam al-Kadhim shrine as they gather to mark the anniversary of the death of the eighth century revered Imam on Thursday in the Kadhimiya district of northern Baghdad