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Battle for besieged Philippine city

A Filipino soldier lies on a mattress at their combat position in a house as government troops continue their assault against insurgents from the Maute group in Marawi city. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

A Filipino soldier lies on a mattress at their combat position in a house as government troops continue their assault against insurgents from the Maute group in Marawi city. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

A Filipino soldier lies on a mattress at their combat position in a house as government troops continue their assault against insurgents from the Maute group in Marawi city. REUTERS/Jorge Silva
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A white flag is seen in an empty house as government troops continue their assault against insurgents. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

A white flag is seen in an empty house as government troops continue their assault against insurgents. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

A white flag is seen in an empty house as government troops continue their assault against insurgents. REUTERS/Jorge Silva
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A Filipino soldier walks as government troops continue their assault. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

A Filipino soldier walks as government troops continue their assault. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

A Filipino soldier walks as government troops continue their assault. REUTERS/Jorge Silva
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62-year-old Filipino woman Linda reacts while riding on a military truck after being rescued from the combat zone where she and her family were trapped more than 5 weeks. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

62-year-old Filipino woman Linda reacts while riding on a military truck after being rescued from the combat zone where she and her family were trapped more than 5 weeks. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

62-year-old Filipino woman Linda reacts while riding on a military truck after being rescued from the combat zone where she and her family were trapped more than 5 weeks. REUTERS/Jorge Silva
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Displaced Marawi residents react as they watch the boxing fight between Manny Pacquiao of the Philippines and Australia's Jeff Horn during the WBO World Welterweight Title, at an evacuation center in Baloi. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

Displaced Marawi residents react as they watch the boxing fight between Manny Pacquiao of the Philippines and Australia's Jeff Horn during the WBO World Welterweight Title, at an evacuation center in Baloi. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

Displaced Marawi residents react as they watch the boxing fight between Manny Pacquiao of the Philippines and Australia's Jeff Horn during the WBO World Welterweight Title, at an evacuation center in Baloi. REUTERS/Jorge Silva
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A Filipino soldier stands in a house used as a combat position. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

A Filipino soldier stands in a house used as a combat position. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

A Filipino soldier stands in a house used as a combat position. REUTERS/Jorge Silva
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A chair is seen as government troops continue their assault. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

A chair is seen as government troops continue their assault. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

A chair is seen as government troops continue their assault. REUTERS/Jorge Silva
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A Filipino soldier uses binoculars. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

A Filipino soldier uses binoculars. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

A Filipino soldier uses binoculars. REUTERS/Jorge Silva
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A member of the Philippine National Police sleeps in the room of a shop at the cleared side. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

A member of the Philippine National Police sleeps in the room of a shop at the cleared side. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

A member of the Philippine National Police sleeps in the room of a shop at the cleared side. REUTERS/Jorge Silva
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A member of the Philippine National Police closes a door after marking a house as clear. 

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A member of the Philippine National Police closes a door after marking a house as clear. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

A member of the Philippine National Police closes a door after marking a house as clear. REUTERS/Jorge Silva
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Bananas hang dry in a market stall as government troops continue their assault. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

Bananas hang dry in a market stall as government troops continue their assault. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

Bananas hang dry in a market stall as government troops continue their assault. REUTERS/Jorge Silva
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Smoke is seen following a Philippine Army airstrike. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

Smoke is seen following a Philippine Army airstrike. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

Smoke is seen following a Philippine Army airstrike. REUTERS/Jorge Silva
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Philippines army soldiers ride in trucks into the fighting zone. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

Philippines army soldiers ride in trucks into the fighting zone. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

Philippines army soldiers ride in trucks into the fighting zone. REUTERS/Jorge Silva
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A member of the Philippine National Police searches a room while clearing a house. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

A member of the Philippine National Police searches a room while clearing a house. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

A member of the Philippine National Police searches a room while clearing a house. REUTERS/Jorge Silva
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Graffiti is seen on the shutters of a closed shop. 

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Graffiti is seen on the shutters of a closed shop. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

Graffiti is seen on the shutters of a closed shop. REUTERS/Jorge Silva
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Evacuated residents rest at an evacuation center in Iligan. 


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Evacuated residents rest at an evacuation center in Iligan. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

Evacuated residents rest at an evacuation center in Iligan. REUTERS/Jorge Silva
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A Philippines army soldier guards a road during an operation to retrieve bodies of victims from the fighting zone. 

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A Philippines army soldier guards a road during an operation to retrieve bodies of victims from the fighting zone. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

A Philippines army soldier guards a road during an operation to retrieve bodies of victims from the fighting zone. REUTERS/Jorge Silva
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Members of the Philippine National Police mark a house after clearing it. 

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Members of the Philippine National Police mark a house after clearing it. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

Members of the Philippine National Police mark a house after clearing it. REUTERS/Jorge Silva
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Members of the Philippine National Police search below a bed while clearing a house. 

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Members of the Philippine National Police search below a bed while clearing a house. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

Members of the Philippine National Police search below a bed while clearing a house. REUTERS/Jorge Silva
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Smoke is seen following a Philippine Army airstrike. 

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Smoke is seen following a Philippine Army airstrike. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

Smoke is seen following a Philippine Army airstrike. REUTERS/Jorge Silva
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Philippine army soldiers ride in trucks into the fighting zone.

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Philippine army soldiers ride in trucks into the fighting zone. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

Philippine army soldiers ride in trucks into the fighting zone. REUTERS/Jorge Silva
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A Philippines army aircraft releases a bomb during an airstrike. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

A Philippines army aircraft releases a bomb during an airstrike. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

A Philippines army aircraft releases a bomb during an airstrike. REUTERS/Jorge Silva
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Men watch an airstrike from a rooftop. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

Men watch an airstrike from a rooftop. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

Men watch an airstrike from a rooftop. REUTERS/Jorge Silva
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An explosion is seen following an airstrike. 
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An explosion is seen following an airstrike. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

An explosion is seen following an airstrike. REUTERS/Jorge Silva
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Philippine army soldiers ride in trucks into the fighting zone. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

Philippine army soldiers ride in trucks into the fighting zone. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

Philippine army soldiers ride in trucks into the fighting zone. REUTERS/Jorge Silva
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A Philippines army soldier runs with a machine gun. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

A Philippines army soldier runs with a machine gun. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

A Philippines army soldier runs with a machine gun. REUTERS/Jorge Silva
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An evacuated woman poses while cooking in an evacuation center in Iligan. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

An evacuated woman poses while cooking in an evacuation center in Iligan. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

An evacuated woman poses while cooking in an evacuation center in Iligan. REUTERS/Jorge Silva
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An evacuated newborn sleeps inside a mosquito net at an evacuation center. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

An evacuated newborn sleeps inside a mosquito net at an evacuation center. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

An evacuated newborn sleeps inside a mosquito net at an evacuation center. REUTERS/Jorge Silva
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Philippine soldiers ride on a military vehicle while. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

Philippine soldiers ride on a military vehicle while. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

Philippine soldiers ride on a military vehicle while. REUTERS/Jorge Silva
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Debris and fire is seen after an OV-10 Bronco aircraft released a bomb. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco

Debris and fire is seen after an OV-10 Bronco aircraft released a bomb. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco

Debris and fire is seen after an OV-10 Bronco aircraft released a bomb. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco
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Debris and smoke are seen after an OV-10 Bronco aircraft released a bomb. 


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Debris and smoke are seen after an OV-10 Bronco aircraft released a bomb. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco

Debris and smoke are seen after an OV-10 Bronco aircraft released a bomb. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco
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A government soldier helps his colleague after searching a house rooftop.

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A government soldier helps his colleague after searching a house rooftop. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco

A government soldier helps his colleague after searching a house rooftop. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco
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Government soldiers search a man who refuses to leave his house. 

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Government soldiers search a man who refuses to leave his house. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco

Government soldiers search a man who refuses to leave his house. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco
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Graffiti is seen on a wall of a back-alley. 


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Graffiti is seen on a wall of a back-alley. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco

Graffiti is seen on a wall of a back-alley. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco
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A member of the Philippine National Police prays inside a mosque as government troops continue their assault. 

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A member of the Philippine National Police prays inside a mosque as government troops continue their assault. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco

A member of the Philippine National Police prays inside a mosque as government troops continue their assault. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco
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Bullets are seen scattered on an abandoned hospital floor.

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Bullets are seen scattered on an abandoned hospital floor. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco

Bullets are seen scattered on an abandoned hospital floor. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco
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A joint group of police and military forces kick a door while conducting a house to house search. REUTERS/Stringer

A joint group of police and military forces kick a door while conducting a house to house search. REUTERS/Stringer

A joint group of police and military forces kick a door while conducting a house to house search. REUTERS/Stringer
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An OV-10 aircraft releases a bomb.

 REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco

An OV-10 aircraft releases a bomb. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco

An OV-10 aircraft releases a bomb. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco
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A joint group of police and military forces in position while conducting a house to house search.

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A joint group of police and military forces in position while conducting a house to house search. REUTERS/Stringer

A joint group of police and military forces in position while conducting a house to house search. REUTERS/Stringer
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A wounded soldier is carried on a stretcher to a helicopter to be airlifted to a nearby hospital. 

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A wounded soldier is carried on a stretcher to a helicopter to be airlifted to a nearby hospital. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco

A wounded soldier is carried on a stretcher to a helicopter to be airlifted to a nearby hospital. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco
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