Iraqi

Iraqi Kurdish Peshmerga fighters take position

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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 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

Iraqi citizens are searched before casting their votes during the country's provincial elections in Fallujah, Iraq, Thursday, June 20, 2013. 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. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed)

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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 Read more