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 Fallujah, Iraq
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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
An Iraqi shepherd herds his sheep in the Kurdish town of Aqrah, 500 kilometres north of Baghdad
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 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
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Iraqi Shia fighters from the Popular Mobilisation units, fighting alongside Iraqi government forces, fire a rocket during a military operation against Islamic State (IS) group jihadists as they advance towards the centre of Baiji, some 200 kilometres north of Baghdad.
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
An Iraq fan waits in the rain for the start of the Asian Cup semi-final football match against South Korea at the Stadium Australia in Sydney
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Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga fighters take position as they monitor the area from their front line position in Bashiqa, a town 13 kilometres north-east of Mosul on Tuesday
Iraqis walk past a bicycle shop in the central Sadria area of Baghdad on Tuesday.
Iraqi citizens are searched before casting their votes during the country’s provincial elections in Fallujah, Iraq, on Thursday. Iraqis in two Sunni-dominated provinces voted Thursday in provincial elections marked by tight security measures that left streets in former insurgent strongholds largely deserted