Zamboanga City

A resident, one of the thousands affecte...A resident, one of the thousands affected by the stand-off between government soldiers and Muslim rebels, sits atop his wooden boat next to their makeshift shelter along the sea wall in Zamboanga City, in southern island of Mindanao on September 18, 2013, as military authorities ordered its troops to "neutralise  the remaining 30-40 rebels, who were roaming through houses in urban areas. Philippine soldiers pursued heavily armed Muslim rebels through the streets and homes of a major city September 18, warning they would be killed or captured unless they surrendered.    AFP PHOTO/TED ALJIBETED ALJIBE/AFP/Getty Images

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A resident, one of the thousands affected by the stand-off between government soldiers and Muslim rebels, sits atop his wooden boat next to their makeshift shelter along the sea wall in Zamboanga City, in the southern island of Mindanao in the Philippines on Wednesday 

A resident looks at burning houses during a fire fight between Philippine government forces and Muslim rebels as stand-off entered its fourth day in Zamboanga City on the southern island of Mindanao.

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A young Filipino stands amid burning houses after a fire fight between Philippine forces and Muslim rebels in Zamboanga City, on the southern island of Mindanao. The stand-off between government troops and rebels holed up in the southern city, entered its fourth day on Thursday.