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 

Displaced Iraqis who fled the government's operation against the Islamic State (IS) group in the city of Fallujah carry basic food items donated by a NGO called Preemptive Love Coalition in a camp in Khaldiyeh.

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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.

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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.

An Internally displaced woman arrives to a camp outside Fallujah, Iraq, Monday, June 14, 2016. The U.N. estimates about 50,000 civilians are trapped inside the city and that 42,000 people have fled Fallujah since a military operation to retake the city began in late May. Organizations such as MSF and The Norwegian Refugee Council say the number of those who've fled is closer to 30,000, lower than the U.N. estimate. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban)

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An Internally displaced woman arrives to a camp outside Fallujah, Iraq. The U.N. estimates about 50,000 civilians are trapped inside the city and that 42,000 people have fled Fallujah since a military operation to retake the city began in late May

New recruits attend a training given by the Furqat al-Abbas brigades at the brigade's headquarters east of the southeastern Iraqi city of Basra on June 13, 2016.  The training includes fitness and how to handle a weapon.  / AFP PHOTO / HAIDAR MOHAMMED ALIHAIDAR MOHAMMED ALI/AFP/Getty Images

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New recruits attend a training given by the Furqat al-Abbas brigades at the brigade’s headquarters east of the southeastern Iraqi city of Basra. The training includes fitness and how to handle a weapon 

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 soldiers patrol the streets of Saqlawiyah, north west of Fallujah, on June 8, 2016, during an operation to regain territory from the Islamic State (IS) group. Iraqi pro-government forces, made up of fighters from the army, the police and the Popular Mobilisation units, gained new ground from the Islamic State group in a key area west of the jihadist in Fallujah. Led by the country's counter-terrorism service, Iraqi forces and allied militias backed by air support from a US-led coalition began an operation on May 23 to wrest the city of Fallujah from IS.   / AFP PHOTO / AHMAD AL-RUBAYEAHMAD AL-RUBAYE/AFP/Getty Images

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Iraqi soldiers patrol the streets of Saqlawiyah, north west of Fallujah during an operation to regain territory from the Islamic State 

TOPSHOT - Iraqi pro-governement forces fire their weapons on a front line in the Albu Huwa area, south of Fallujah near the Euphrates river, on May 31, 2016, during an operation aimed at retaking areas from the Islamic State group. Iraqi forces launched an offensive a week ago to recapture Fallujah, which became an IS group stronghold after its fighters seized the city in January 2014. / AFP PHOTO / MOADH AL-DULAIMIMOADH AL-DULAIMI/AFP/Getty Images

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Iraqi pro-governement forces fire their weapons on a front line in the Albu Huwa area, south of Fallujah near the Euphrates river during an operation aimed at retaking areas from the Islamic State group

Iraqi security forces gather near Falluja, Iraq, May 31, 2016.  REUTERS/Alaa Al-Marjani

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Iraqi security forces gather near Fallujah, Iraq

Shi'ite fighters with Iraqi security forces fire artillery during clashes with Islamic State militants near Falluja...Shi'ite fighters with Iraqi security forces fire artillery during clashes with Islamic State militants near Falluja, Iraq, May 29, 2016.  REUTERS/Alaa Al-Marjani

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Shia fighters with Iraqi security forces fire artillery during clashes with Islamic State militants near Fallujah, Iraq

TOPSHOT - Iraqi pro-government forces fire an anti-tank cannon near al-Sejar village, north-east of Fallujah, on May 25, 2016, as they take part in a major assault to retake the city from the Islamic State (IS) group. Iraqi forces, consisting of special forces, soldiers, police, paramilitary-fighters 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. / AFP PHOTO / AHMAD AL-RUBAYEAHMAD AL-RUBAYE/AFP/Getty Images

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Iraqi pro-government forces fire an anti-tank cannon near al-Sejar village, north-east of Fallujah as they take part in a major assault to retake the city from the Islamic State group 

A Shi'ite fighter stands next to a religious flag near Falluja, Iraq, May 24, 2016.  REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani

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A Shia fighter stands next to a religious flag near Fallujah, 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.

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Iraqis from the town of Heet in Iraq‘s Anbar province, are evacuated by government forces to a safe area far from the battlefields where Iraqi troops are trying to retake the western town from the Islamic State 

Female Kurdish Peshmerga attend their graduation ceremony at a police academy in Zakho

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Female Kurdish Peshmerga attend their graduation ceremony at a police academy in Zakho district of the Dohuk Governorate in Iraq

Female Kurdish Peshmerga take part their graduation ceremony at a police academy in Zakho district of the Dohuk Governorate of the Iraqi Kurdistan province, Iraq

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Kurdish Peshmerga take part their graduation ceremony at a police academy in Zakho district in Iraqi Kurdistan

An Iraqi shepherd herds his sheep in the...An Iraqi shepherd herds his sheep in the Kurdish town of Aqrah, 500 kilometres north of Baghdad, on March 21, 2016.  / AFP PHOTO / SAFIN HAMEDSAFIN HAMED/AFP/Getty Images

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An Iraqi shepherd herds his sheep in the Kurdish town of Aqrah, 500 kilometres north of Baghdad

Iraqi civilians drive towards a safe are...Iraqi civilians drive towards a safe area on March 10, 2016 after government forces retook the town of Zankura, northwest of Ramadi, in Anbar province, from the Islamic State (IS) jihadist group.  Iraqi forces retook a town from the Islamic State jihadist group in Anbar province Thursday and evacuated 10,000 civilians as they advanced up the Euphrates valley, a security spokesman said. The sprawling province of Anbar -- which borders  Syria, Jordan and Saudi Arabia -- was at the heart of the "caliphate" that IS proclaimed in 2014. The jihadist group still holds most of the province but the noose is tightening around some of its key bastions.  / AFP PHOTO / MOADH AL-DULAIMIMOADH AL-DULAIMI/AFP/Getty Images

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Iraqi civilians drive towards a safe area after government forces retook the town of Zankura, northwest of Ramadi, in Anbar province, from the Islamic State jihadist group 

An Iraqi soldier stands in an armed vehicle as they are stationed on the Iraqi-Saudi border in Iraq's southern Samawah province

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An Iraqi soldier stands in an armed vehicle as they are stationed on the Iraqi-Saudi border in Iraq’s southern Samawah province

Vehicles carry coffins draped with Iraqi flags and containing bodies found in a mass grave in Anbar province

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Vehicles carry coffins draped with Iraqi flags and containing bodies found in a mass grave in Anbar province. Iraqi authorities have uncovered the mass grave in Ramadi containing at least 40 bodies, including women and children, apparently killed by Islamic State insurgents when they seized the city in May.