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
A displaced Sunni woman, fleeing violence from Mosul, washes her child on the outskirts of Najaf, south of Baghdad
An Iraqi Shia fighter from the Popular Mobilisation units, part of the Zahraa Brigade, poses for a picture under a sign which reads in Arabic “Lions of Najaf” during a training exercise in the central Iraqi city of Kufa, some 160 kms south of Baghdad, on Monday
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Iraqi security forces march on the outskirts of Najaf, south of Baghdad on Wednesday
Iraqi Shias clean the grave of a relative at one of the world’s biggest cemeteries in the holy city of Najaf, on Tuesday in Iraq
Iraqi children search through garbage for recyclable items on Wednesday at a waste dump on the outskirts of the shrine city of Najaf, in central Iraq
People collect garbage to be sorted and sold to nearby recycling centres in a district near Najaf, 160km (99 miles) south of Baghdad, Iraq.