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Mosul in ruins

Debris lies at the railway station in Mosul. 

REUTERS/Andres Martinez Casares

Debris lies at the railway station in Mosul. REUTERS/Andres Martinez Casares

Debris lies at the railway station in Mosul. REUTERS/Andres Martinez Casares
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Civilians carrying their goods walk along a street in an area controlled by Iraqi forces in Mosul. REUTERS/Andres Martinez Casares

Civilians carrying their goods walk along a street in an area controlled by Iraqi forces in Mosul. REUTERS/Andres Martinez Casares

Civilians carrying their goods walk along a street in an area controlled by Iraqi forces in Mosul. REUTERS/Andres Martinez Casares
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A man pushes a wheelbarrow next to debris in a street of Mosul. REUTERS/Andres Martinez Casares

A man pushes a wheelbarrow next to debris in a street of Mosul. REUTERS/Andres Martinez Casares

A man pushes a wheelbarrow next to debris in a street of Mosul. REUTERS/Andres Martinez Casares
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Cars burnt and destroyed by clashes are seen on a street during a battle between Iraqi forces and Islamic State militants, in Mosul. REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani

Cars burnt and destroyed by clashes are seen on a street during a battle between Iraqi forces and Islamic State militants, in Mosul. REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani

Cars burnt and destroyed by clashes are seen on a street during a battle between Iraqi forces and Islamic State militants, in Mosul. REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani
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Smoke rises from from the old city during a battle against Islamic State militants, in Mosul. REUTERS/Youssef Boudlal

Smoke rises from from the old city during a battle against Islamic State militants, in Mosul. REUTERS/Youssef Boudlal

Smoke rises from from the old city during a battle against Islamic State militants, in Mosul. REUTERS/Youssef Boudlal
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Smoke rises from clashes during a battle between Iraqi forces and Islamic State militants, as seen from Mosul Airport which is being ran by Iraqi forces, in the city of Mosul. REUTERS/Youssef Boudlal

Smoke rises from clashes during a battle between Iraqi forces and Islamic State militants, as seen from Mosul Airport which is being ran by Iraqi forces, in the city of Mosul. REUTERS/Youssef Boudlal

Smoke rises from clashes during a battle between Iraqi forces and Islamic State militants, as seen from Mosul Airport which is being ran by Iraqi forces, in the city of Mosul. REUTERS/Youssef Boudlal
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An Iraqi runs through a destroyed building as Iraqi forces battle with Islamic State militants, in the Somod neighbourhood in western Mosul. REUTERS/Suhaib Salem

An Iraqi runs through a destroyed building as Iraqi forces battle with Islamic State militants, in the Somod neighbourhood in western Mosul. REUTERS/Suhaib Salem

An Iraqi runs through a destroyed building as Iraqi forces battle with Islamic State militants, in the Somod neighbourhood in western Mosul. REUTERS/Suhaib Salem
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A group of women sit on the debris of a destroyed house in Mosul. REUTERS/Andres Martinez Casares

A group of women sit on the debris of a destroyed house in Mosul. REUTERS/Andres Martinez Casares

A group of women sit on the debris of a destroyed house in Mosul. REUTERS/Andres Martinez Casares
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Displaced Iraqis flee their homes as Iraqi forces battle with Islamic State militants, in western Mosul. REUTERS/Suhaib Salem

Displaced Iraqis flee their homes as Iraqi forces battle with Islamic State militants, in western Mosul. REUTERS/Suhaib Salem

Displaced Iraqis flee their homes as Iraqi forces battle with Islamic State militants, in western Mosul. REUTERS/Suhaib Salem
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A bus destroyed by clashes is seen on a street during a battle between Iraqi forces and Islamic State militants, in Mosul. REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani

A bus destroyed by clashes is seen on a street during a battle between Iraqi forces and Islamic State militants, in Mosul. REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani

A bus destroyed by clashes is seen on a street during a battle between Iraqi forces and Islamic State militants, in Mosul. REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani
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Destroyed artifacts lie on the floor as a ladder stands in a hole at a destroyed museum in Mosul, Iraq, April 2, 2017. Picture taken April 2, 2017. REUTERS/Andres Martinez Casares

Destroyed artifacts lie on the floor as a ladder stands in a hole at a destroyed museum in Mosul, Iraq, April 2, 2017. Picture taken April 2, 2017. REUTERS/Andres Martinez Casares

Destroyed artifacts lie on the floor as a ladder stands in a hole at a destroyed museum in Mosul, Iraq, April 2, 2017. Picture taken April 2, 2017. REUTERS/Andres Martinez Casares
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A displaced Iraqi boy sits on a destroyed building, as Iraqi forces battle with Islamic State militants, in western Mosul. REUTERS/Suhaib Salem

A displaced Iraqi boy sits on a destroyed building, as Iraqi forces battle with Islamic State militants, in western Mosul. REUTERS/Suhaib Salem

A displaced Iraqi boy sits on a destroyed building, as Iraqi forces battle with Islamic State militants, in western Mosul. REUTERS/Suhaib Salem
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A view of the city is seen during a battle between Iraqi forces and Islamic State militants, in Mosul. REUTERS/Khalid al Mousily

A view of the city is seen during a battle between Iraqi forces and Islamic State militants, in Mosul. REUTERS/Khalid al Mousily

A view of the city is seen during a battle between Iraqi forces and Islamic State militants, in Mosul. REUTERS/Khalid al Mousily
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An Iraqi family inspect their home which was destroyed by clashes during a battle between Iraqi forces and Islamic State militants, in the city of Mosul. REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani

An Iraqi family inspect their home which was destroyed by clashes during a battle between Iraqi forces and Islamic State militants, in the city of Mosul. REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani

An Iraqi family inspect their home which was destroyed by clashes during a battle between Iraqi forces and Islamic State militants, in the city of Mosul. REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani
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Iraqi citizens push a cart with their belongings as fighting between Iraqi security forces and Islamic State's fighters continues in western Mosul. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

Iraqi citizens push a cart with their belongings as fighting between Iraqi security forces and Islamic State's fighters continues in western Mosul. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

Iraqi citizens push a cart with their belongings as fighting between Iraqi security forces and Islamic State's fighters continues in western Mosul. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra
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Federal police members carry their weapons as they walk through a destroyed train station during a battle against Islamic State militants, in Mosul. REUTERS/Youssef Boudlal

Federal police members carry their weapons as they walk through a destroyed train station during a battle against Islamic State militants, in Mosul. REUTERS/Youssef Boudlal

Federal police members carry their weapons as they walk through a destroyed train station during a battle against Islamic State militants, in Mosul. REUTERS/Youssef Boudlal
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Al-Hadba minaret at the Grand Mosque is seen among destroyed buildings during combats between Iraqi forces and Islamic State in Mosul. REUTERS/Andres Martinez Casares

Al-Hadba minaret at the Grand Mosque is seen among destroyed buildings during combats between Iraqi forces and Islamic State in Mosul. REUTERS/Andres Martinez Casares

Al-Hadba minaret at the Grand Mosque is seen among destroyed buildings during combats between Iraqi forces and Islamic State in Mosul. REUTERS/Andres Martinez Casares
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Smoke rises while displaced Iraqis wait to get food supplies as Iraqi forces battle with Islamic State militants, in western Mosul. REUTERS/Suhaib Salem

Smoke rises while displaced Iraqis wait to get food supplies as Iraqi forces battle with Islamic State militants, in western Mosul. REUTERS/Suhaib Salem

Smoke rises while displaced Iraqis wait to get food supplies as Iraqi forces battle with Islamic State militants, in western Mosul. REUTERS/Suhaib Salem
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An Iraqi flag waves atop a destroyed building after the area was retaken by Iraqi forces, near Mosul. REUTERS/Suhaib Salem

An Iraqi flag waves atop a destroyed building after the area was retaken by Iraqi forces, near Mosul. REUTERS/Suhaib Salem

An Iraqi flag waves atop a destroyed building after the area was retaken by Iraqi forces, near Mosul. REUTERS/Suhaib Salem
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Iraqi Federal Police personnel walk near the frontline as the battle against Islamic State's fighters continues in the city of Mosul. REUTERS/Youssef Boudlal

Iraqi Federal Police personnel walk near the frontline as the battle against Islamic State's fighters continues in the city of Mosul. REUTERS/Youssef Boudlal

Iraqi Federal Police personnel walk near the frontline as the battle against Islamic State's fighters continues in the city of Mosul. REUTERS/Youssef Boudlal
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Iraqis gather in front of destroyed buildings as Iraqi forces battle with Islamic State militants, in western Mosul. REUTERS/Suhaib Salem

Iraqis gather in front of destroyed buildings as Iraqi forces battle with Islamic State militants, in western Mosul. REUTERS/Suhaib Salem

Iraqis gather in front of destroyed buildings as Iraqi forces battle with Islamic State militants, in western Mosul. REUTERS/Suhaib Salem
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A displaced Iraqi Family who fled from clashes during a battle between Iraqi forces and Islamic State militants, walk near destroyed buildings, in the city of Mosul. REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani

A displaced Iraqi Family who fled from clashes during a battle between Iraqi forces and Islamic State militants, walk near destroyed buildings, in the city of Mosul. REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani

A displaced Iraqi Family who fled from clashes during a battle between Iraqi forces and Islamic State militants, walk near destroyed buildings, in the city of Mosul. REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani
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A displaced Iraqi smokes as he waits to get into Hamam al-Alil camp, on a rainy day, south of Mosul. REUTERS/Suhaib Salem

A displaced Iraqi smokes as he waits to get into Hamam al-Alil camp, on a rainy day, south of Mosul. REUTERS/Suhaib Salem

A displaced Iraqi smokes as he waits to get into Hamam al-Alil camp, on a rainy day, south of Mosul. REUTERS/Suhaib Salem
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A man, who chose to stay home, walks past a house, destroyed during fighting between Iraqi security forces and Islamic State's fighters in western Mosul. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

A man, who chose to stay home, walks past a house, destroyed during fighting between Iraqi security forces and Islamic State's fighters in western Mosul. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

A man, who chose to stay home, walks past a house, destroyed during fighting between Iraqi security forces and Islamic State's fighters in western Mosul. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra
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A girl stands in front of a hole used by Islamic state's fighters to move from house to house as a battle continues in western Mosul. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

A girl stands in front of a hole used by Islamic state's fighters to move from house to house as a battle continues in western Mosul. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

A girl stands in front of a hole used by Islamic state's fighters to move from house to house as a battle continues in western Mosul. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra
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