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Inside Mosul museum destroyed by Islamic State

A destroyed artifact is seen at a museum, where Islamic State militants filmed themselves destroying priceless statues and sculptures in 2015, during a battle against the militants in Mosul, Iraq. REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani

A destroyed artifact is seen at a museum, where Islamic State militants filmed themselves destroying priceless statues and sculptures in 2015, during a battle against the militants in Mosul, Iraq. REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani

A destroyed artifact is seen at a museum, where Islamic State militants filmed themselves destroying priceless statues and sculptures in 2015, during a battle against the militants in Mosul, Iraq. REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani
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A destroyed artifact is seen at a museum, where Islamic State militants filmed themselves destroying priceless statues and sculptures in 2015. REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani

A destroyed artifact is seen at a museum, where Islamic State militants filmed themselves destroying priceless statues and sculptures in 2015. REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani

A destroyed artifact is seen at a museum, where Islamic State militants filmed themselves destroying priceless statues and sculptures in 2015. REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani
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A destroyed museum, where Islamic State militants filmed themselves destroying priceless statues and sculptures in 2015. REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani

A destroyed museum, where Islamic State militants filmed themselves destroying priceless statues and sculptures in 2015. REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani

A destroyed museum, where Islamic State militants filmed themselves destroying priceless statues and sculptures in 2015. REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani
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A view of a destroyed museum, where Islamic State militants filmed themselves destroying priceless statues and sculptures in 2015. REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani

A view of a destroyed museum, where Islamic State militants filmed themselves destroying priceless statues and sculptures in 2015. REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani

A view of a destroyed museum, where Islamic State militants filmed themselves destroying priceless statues and sculptures in 2015. REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani
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A destroyed artifact is seen at a museum, where Islamic State militants filmed themselves destroying priceless statues and sculptures in 2015. REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani

A destroyed artifact is seen at a museum, where Islamic State militants filmed themselves destroying priceless statues and sculptures in 2015. REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani

A destroyed artifact is seen at a museum, where Islamic State militants filmed themselves destroying priceless statues and sculptures in 2015. REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani
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A flyer distributed by Islamic State militants seeking donations is seen on a destroyed artifact at a museum, where Islamic State militants filmed themselves destroying priceless statues and sculptures in 2015. REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani

A flyer distributed by Islamic State militants seeking donations is seen on a destroyed artifact at a museum, where Islamic State militants filmed themselves destroying priceless statues and sculptures in 2015. REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani

A flyer distributed by Islamic State militants seeking donations is seen on a destroyed artifact at a museum, where Islamic State militants filmed themselves destroying priceless statues and sculptures in 2015. REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani
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A member of the Iraqi rapid response force inspects the inside of a destroyed museum, where Islamic State militants filmed themselves destroying priceless statues and sculptures in 2015. REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani

A member of the Iraqi rapid response force inspects the inside of a destroyed museum, where Islamic State militants filmed themselves destroying priceless statues and sculptures in 2015. REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani

A member of the Iraqi rapid response force inspects the inside of a destroyed museum, where Islamic State militants filmed themselves destroying priceless statues and sculptures in 2015. REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani
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A destroyed artifact is seen at a museum, where Islamic State militants filmed themselves destroying priceless statues and sculptures in 2015. REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani

A destroyed artifact is seen at a museum, where Islamic State militants filmed themselves destroying priceless statues and sculptures in 2015. REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani

A destroyed artifact is seen at a museum, where Islamic State militants filmed themselves destroying priceless statues and sculptures in 2015. REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani
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Historical texts and books are seen at a destroyed museum, where Islamic State militants filmed themselves destroying priceless statues and sculptures in 2015. REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani

Historical texts and books are seen at a destroyed museum, where Islamic State militants filmed themselves destroying priceless statues and sculptures in 2015. REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani

Historical texts and books are seen at a destroyed museum, where Islamic State militants filmed themselves destroying priceless statues and sculptures in 2015. REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani
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A view of a destroyed museum, where Islamic State militants filmed themselves destroying priceless statues and sculptures in 2015. REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani

A view of a destroyed museum, where Islamic State militants filmed themselves destroying priceless statues and sculptures in 2015. REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani

A view of a destroyed museum, where Islamic State militants filmed themselves destroying priceless statues and sculptures in 2015. REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani
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A destroyed museum, where Islamic State militants filmed themselves destroying priceless statues and sculptures in 2015. REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani

A destroyed museum, where Islamic State militants filmed themselves destroying priceless statues and sculptures in 2015. REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani

A destroyed museum, where Islamic State militants filmed themselves destroying priceless statues and sculptures in 2015. REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani
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A destroyed artifact is seen at a museum, where Islamic State militants filmed themselves destroying priceless statues and sculptures in 2015. REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani

A destroyed artifact is seen at a museum, where Islamic State militants filmed themselves destroying priceless statues and sculptures in 2015. REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani

A destroyed artifact is seen at a museum, where Islamic State militants filmed themselves destroying priceless statues and sculptures in 2015. REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani
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Iraqi rapid response force members inspect a destroyed museum, where Islamic State militants filmed themselves destroying priceless statues and sculptures in 2015, during a battle against the militants in Mosul. REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani

Iraqi rapid response force members inspect a destroyed museum, where Islamic State militants filmed themselves destroying priceless statues and sculptures in 2015, during a battle against the militants in Mosul. REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani

Iraqi rapid response force members inspect a destroyed museum, where Islamic State militants filmed themselves destroying priceless statues and sculptures in 2015, during a battle against the militants in Mosul. REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani
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A destroyed artifact is seen at a museum, where Islamic State militants filmed themselves destroying priceless statues and sculptures in 2015. REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani

A destroyed artifact is seen at a museum, where Islamic State militants filmed themselves destroying priceless statues and sculptures in 2015. REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani

A destroyed artifact is seen at a museum, where Islamic State militants filmed themselves destroying priceless statues and sculptures in 2015. REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani
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A destroyed artifact is seen at a museum, where Islamic State militants filmed themselves destroying priceless statues and sculptures in 2015. REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani

A destroyed artifact is seen at a museum, where Islamic State militants filmed themselves destroying priceless statues and sculptures in 2015. REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani

A destroyed artifact is seen at a museum, where Islamic State militants filmed themselves destroying priceless statues and sculptures in 2015. REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani
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A destroyed artifact is seen at a museum, where Islamic State militants filmed themselves destroying priceless statues and sculptures in 2015. REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani

A destroyed artifact is seen at a museum, where Islamic State militants filmed themselves destroying priceless statues and sculptures in 2015. REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani

A destroyed artifact is seen at a museum, where Islamic State militants filmed themselves destroying priceless statues and sculptures in 2015. REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani
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Iraqi rapid response force members inspect a destroyed museum, where Islamic State militants filmed themselves destroying priceless statues and sculptures in 2015. REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani

Iraqi rapid response force members inspect a destroyed museum, where Islamic State militants filmed themselves destroying priceless statues and sculptures in 2015. REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani

Iraqi rapid response force members inspect a destroyed museum, where Islamic State militants filmed themselves destroying priceless statues and sculptures in 2015. REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani
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A view of a museum, where Islamic State militants filmed themselves destroying priceless statues and sculptures in 2015. REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani

A view of a museum, where Islamic State militants filmed themselves destroying priceless statues and sculptures in 2015. REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani

A view of a museum, where Islamic State militants filmed themselves destroying priceless statues and sculptures in 2015. REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani
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A sniper of the Iraqi rapid response forces takes his position at a destroyed museum, where Islamic State militants filmed themselves destroying priceless statues and sculptures in 2015. REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani

A sniper of the Iraqi rapid response forces takes his position at a destroyed museum, where Islamic State militants filmed themselves destroying priceless statues and sculptures in 2015. REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani

A sniper of the Iraqi rapid response forces takes his position at a destroyed museum, where Islamic State militants filmed themselves destroying priceless statues and sculptures in 2015. REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani
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An Iraqi officer of rapid response force inspects a destroyed museum, where Islamic State militants filmed themselves destroying priceless statues and sculptures in 2015. REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani

An Iraqi officer of rapid response force inspects a destroyed museum, where Islamic State militants filmed themselves destroying priceless statues and sculptures in 2015. REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani

An Iraqi officer of rapid response force inspects a destroyed museum, where Islamic State militants filmed themselves destroying priceless statues and sculptures in 2015. REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani
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