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Last stand in Mosul

A member of the Emergency Response Division opens fire against Islamic State militants in the Old City. REUTERS/Ahmed Saad

A member of the Emergency Response Division opens fire against Islamic State militants in the Old City. REUTERS/Ahmed Saad

A member of the Emergency Response Division opens fire against Islamic State militants in the Old City. REUTERS/Ahmed Saad
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Members of Iraqi federal police carry their weapons during fighting with Islamic State militants at the frontline in the Old City. REUTERS/Ahmed Saad

Members of Iraqi federal police carry their weapons during fighting with Islamic State militants at the frontline in the Old City. REUTERS/Ahmed Saad

Members of Iraqi federal police carry their weapons during fighting with Islamic State militants at the frontline in the Old City. REUTERS/Ahmed Saad
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Displaced residents, who fled from clashes, carry their luggage during fighting between Iraqi forces and Islamic State militants in the Old City. REUTERS/Ahmed Saad

Displaced residents, who fled from clashes, carry their luggage during fighting between Iraqi forces and Islamic State militants in the Old City. REUTERS/Ahmed Saad

Displaced residents, who fled from clashes, carry their luggage during fighting between Iraqi forces and Islamic State militants in the Old City. REUTERS/Ahmed Saad
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An armored personnel carrier of Iraqi security forces fire against Islamic State militants at the frontline. REUTERS/Ahmed Saad

An armored personnel carrier of Iraqi security forces fire against Islamic State militants at the frontline. REUTERS/Ahmed Saad

An armored personnel carrier of Iraqi security forces fire against Islamic State militants at the frontline. REUTERS/Ahmed Saad
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Iraqi military vehicles during fighting between Iraqi forces and Islamic State militants in the Old City. REUTERS/Ahmed Saad

Iraqi military vehicles during fighting between Iraqi forces and Islamic State militants in the Old City. REUTERS/Ahmed Saad

Iraqi military vehicles during fighting between Iraqi forces and Islamic State militants in the Old City. REUTERS/Ahmed Saad
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Smoke rises from an air strike during fighting with Islamic State militants in the Old City. 


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Smoke rises from an air strike during fighting with Islamic State militants in the Old City. REUTERS/Ahmed Saad

Smoke rises from an air strike during fighting with Islamic State militants in the Old City. REUTERS/Ahmed Saad
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A tank of the Emergency Response Division fires at Islamic State militants in the Old City. 



REUTERS/Alaa Al-Marjani

A tank of the Emergency Response Division fires at Islamic State militants in the Old City. REUTERS/Alaa Al-Marjani

A tank of the Emergency Response Division fires at Islamic State militants in the Old City. REUTERS/Alaa Al-Marjani
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Displaced Iraqi civilians who fled from clashes. 

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Displaced Iraqi civilians who fled from clashes. REUTERS/Stringer

Displaced Iraqi civilians who fled from clashes. REUTERS/Stringer
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Members of the Emergency Response Division take cover.

 REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah

Members of the Emergency Response Division take cover. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah

Members of the Emergency Response Division take cover. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah
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Displaced Iraqi civilians who fled from clashes. 

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Displaced Iraqi civilians who fled from clashes. REUTERS/Stringer

Displaced Iraqi civilians who fled from clashes. REUTERS/Stringer
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An elderly displaced Iraqi woman who fled from Islamic State militants carries a baby. REUTERS/Alaa Al-Marjani

An elderly displaced Iraqi woman who fled from Islamic State militants carries a baby. REUTERS/Alaa Al-Marjani

An elderly displaced Iraqi woman who fled from Islamic State militants carries a baby. REUTERS/Alaa Al-Marjani
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Members of the Emergency Response Division in the Old City. REUTERS/Stringer

Members of the Emergency Response Division in the Old City. REUTERS/Stringer

Members of the Emergency Response Division in the Old City. REUTERS/Stringer
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A member of the Iraqi security forces runs with his weapon during a fight. REUTERS/Alaa Al-Marjani

A member of the Iraqi security forces runs with his weapon during a fight. REUTERS/Alaa Al-Marjani

A member of the Iraqi security forces runs with his weapon during a fight. REUTERS/Alaa Al-Marjani
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Destroyed building and cars in the Old City. REUTERS/Alaa Al-Marjani

Destroyed building and cars in the Old City. REUTERS/Alaa Al-Marjani

Destroyed building and cars in the Old City. REUTERS/Alaa Al-Marjani
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Iraqi Federal Police members hold an Islamic State flag, which they pulled down during fighting.

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Iraqi Federal Police members hold an Islamic State flag, which they pulled down during fighting. REUTERS/Ahmed Saad

Iraqi Federal Police members hold an Islamic State flag, which they pulled down during fighting. REUTERS/Ahmed Saad
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Members of the Emergency Response Division in the Old City. REUTERS/Stringer

Members of the Emergency Response Division in the Old City. REUTERS/Stringer

Members of the Emergency Response Division in the Old City. REUTERS/Stringer
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Iraqi Federal Police members ride in military vehicles. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah

Iraqi Federal Police members ride in military vehicles. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah

Iraqi Federal Police members ride in military vehicles. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah
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A tank of the Emergency Response Division fires at Islamic State militants. REUTERS/Alaa Al-Marjani

A tank of the Emergency Response Division fires at Islamic State militants. REUTERS/Alaa Al-Marjani

A tank of the Emergency Response Division fires at Islamic State militants. REUTERS/Alaa Al-Marjani
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Members of the Emergency Response Division. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah

Members of the Emergency Response Division. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah

Members of the Emergency Response Division. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah
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An Iraqi baby who fled from the Islamic State militants receives a vaccination against disease. REUTERS/Alaa Al-Marjani

An Iraqi baby who fled from the Islamic State militants receives a vaccination against disease. REUTERS/Alaa Al-Marjani

An Iraqi baby who fled from the Islamic State militants receives a vaccination against disease. REUTERS/Alaa Al-Marjani
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A member of Iraqi Federal Police opens fire against Islamic State militants. REUTERS/Ahmed Saad

A member of Iraqi Federal Police opens fire against Islamic State militants. REUTERS/Ahmed Saad

A member of Iraqi Federal Police opens fire against Islamic State militants. REUTERS/Ahmed Saad
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A displaced Iraqi woman who fled from the clashes. REUTERS/Stringer

A displaced Iraqi woman who fled from the clashes. REUTERS/Stringer

A displaced Iraqi woman who fled from the clashes. REUTERS/Stringer
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A member of the Emergency Response Division holds a a rocket-propelled grenade launcher. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah

A member of the Emergency Response Division holds a a rocket-propelled grenade launcher. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah

A member of the Emergency Response Division holds a a rocket-propelled grenade launcher. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah
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A member of the Emergency Response Division walks up a staircase in the Old City. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah

A member of the Emergency Response Division walks up a staircase in the Old City. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah

A member of the Emergency Response Division walks up a staircase in the Old City. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah
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Members of the Emergency Response Division look for cover after a hand grenade explosion. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah

Members of the Emergency Response Division look for cover after a hand grenade explosion. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah

Members of the Emergency Response Division look for cover after a hand grenade explosion. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah
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Displaced Iraqi civilians who fled from clashes. REUTERS/Stringer

Displaced Iraqi civilians who fled from clashes. REUTERS/Stringer

Displaced Iraqi civilians who fled from clashes. REUTERS/Stringer
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Members of the Emergency Response Division check a drone. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah

Members of the Emergency Response Division check a drone. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah

Members of the Emergency Response Division check a drone. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah
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A member of Iraqi Federal Police waves an Iraqi flag as they celebrate in West Mosul. REUTERS/Erik De Castro

A member of Iraqi Federal Police waves an Iraqi flag as they celebrate in West Mosul. REUTERS/Erik De Castro

A member of Iraqi Federal Police waves an Iraqi flag as they celebrate in West Mosul. REUTERS/Erik De Castro
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The remains of al-Hadba minaret at the Grand al-Nuri Mosque in the Old City. REUTERS/Erik De Castro

The remains of al-Hadba minaret at the Grand al-Nuri Mosque in the Old City. REUTERS/Erik De Castro

The remains of al-Hadba minaret at the Grand al-Nuri Mosque in the Old City. REUTERS/Erik De Castro
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Members of Iraqi Federal Police carry a boy as they celebrate in West Mosul. REUTERS/Erik De Castro

Members of Iraqi Federal Police carry a boy as they celebrate in West Mosul. REUTERS/Erik De Castro

Members of Iraqi Federal Police carry a boy as they celebrate in West Mosul. REUTERS/Erik De Castro
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Members of the Emergency Response Division walk with their weapons. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah

Members of the Emergency Response Division walk with their weapons. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah

Members of the Emergency Response Division walk with their weapons. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah
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Smoke billows next to the remains of the al-Hadba minaret at the ruined Grand al-Nuri Mosque. REUTERS/Erik De Castro

Smoke billows next to the remains of the al-Hadba minaret at the ruined Grand al-Nuri Mosque. REUTERS/Erik De Castro

Smoke billows next to the remains of the al-Hadba minaret at the ruined Grand al-Nuri Mosque. REUTERS/Erik De Castro
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A displaced Iraqi boy carries his brother to a field hospital. REUTERS/Erik De Castro

A displaced Iraqi boy carries his brother to a field hospital. REUTERS/Erik De Castro

A displaced Iraqi boy carries his brother to a field hospital. REUTERS/Erik De Castro
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Displaced Iraqi civilians who fled from clashes ride in a military vehicle. REUTERS/Alaa Al-Marjani

Displaced Iraqi civilians who fled from clashes ride in a military vehicle. REUTERS/Alaa Al-Marjani

Displaced Iraqi civilians who fled from clashes ride in a military vehicle. REUTERS/Alaa Al-Marjani
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A member of the Emergency Response Division carries his weapons. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah

A member of the Emergency Response Division carries his weapons. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah

A member of the Emergency Response Division carries his weapons. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah
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Smoke rise from an air strike during the fight with the Islamic States militants in the Old City.

 REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah

Smoke rise from an air strike during the fight with the Islamic States militants in the Old City. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah

Smoke rise from an air strike during the fight with the Islamic States militants in the Old City. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah
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A displaced woman who fled from clashes receives water from a member of the Counter Terrorism Service in the Old City. REUTERS/Alaa Al-Marjani

A displaced woman who fled from clashes receives water from a member of the Counter Terrorism Service in the Old City. REUTERS/Alaa Al-Marjani

A displaced woman who fled from clashes receives water from a member of the Counter Terrorism Service in the Old City. REUTERS/Alaa Al-Marjani
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Members of the Emergency Response Division rest. 
REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah

Members of the Emergency Response Division rest. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah

Members of the Emergency Response Division rest. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah
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Displaced people who fled their homes are pictured in the old city of Mosul. REUTERS/Stringer

Displaced people who fled their homes are pictured in the old city of Mosul. REUTERS/Stringer

Displaced people who fled their homes are pictured in the old city of Mosul. REUTERS/Stringer
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A member of the Emergency Response Division holds his weapon during the fight with the Islamic States militants in the Old City. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah

A member of the Emergency Response Division holds his weapon during the fight with the Islamic States militants in the Old City. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah

A member of the Emergency Response Division holds his weapon during the fight with the Islamic States militants in the Old City. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah
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