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Philippines battles to retake city from Islamist rebels

A Philippine Marine fires his weapon towards the stronghold of Maute group in Marawi City. REUTERS/Erik De Castro

A Philippine Marine fires his weapon towards the stronghold of Maute group in Marawi City. REUTERS/Erik De Castro

A Philippine Marine fires his weapon towards the stronghold of Maute group in Marawi City. REUTERS/Erik De Castro
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Government soldiers reach for children being carried down from a truck after they were rescued from their homes, as government troops continue their assault on insurgents from the so-called Maute group, who have taken over large parts of the city, in Papandayan village, Marawi City. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco

Government soldiers reach for children being carried down from a truck after they were rescued from their homes, as government troops continue their assault on insurgents from the so-called Maute group, who have taken over large parts of the city, in...more

Government soldiers reach for children being carried down from a truck after they were rescued from their homes, as government troops continue their assault on insurgents from the so-called Maute group, who have taken over large parts of the city, in Papandayan village, Marawi City. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco
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A policeman stands on guard behind a window full of bullet holes as government soldiers assault the Maute group in Marawi City. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco

A policeman stands on guard behind a window full of bullet holes as government soldiers assault the Maute group in Marawi City. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco

A policeman stands on guard behind a window full of bullet holes as government soldiers assault the Maute group in Marawi City. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco
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A government soldier carries a girl who was rescued along with twenty other residents as the government troops continue to assault the Maute group in Marawi city, Philippines. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco

A government soldier carries a girl who was rescued along with twenty other residents as the government troops continue to assault the Maute group in Marawi city, Philippines. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco

A government soldier carries a girl who was rescued along with twenty other residents as the government troops continue to assault the Maute group in Marawi city, Philippines. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco
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A Philippine Marine fires a weapon towards the stronghold of Maute group in Marawi City. REUTERS/Erik De Castro

A Philippine Marine fires a weapon towards the stronghold of Maute group in Marawi City. REUTERS/Erik De Castro

A Philippine Marine fires a weapon towards the stronghold of Maute group in Marawi City. REUTERS/Erik De Castro
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A government soldier and a rescuer carry children after they were rescued from their homes, as government troops continue their assault on insurgents from the so-called Maute group, who have taken over large parts of the city, in Papandayan village, Marawi City. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco

A government soldier and a rescuer carry children after they were rescued from their homes, as government troops continue their assault on insurgents from the so-called Maute group, who have taken over large parts of the city, in Papandayan village,...more

A government soldier and a rescuer carry children after they were rescued from their homes, as government troops continue their assault on insurgents from the so-called Maute group, who have taken over large parts of the city, in Papandayan village, Marawi City. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco
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A sniper bullet shatters a mirror during fighting between government soldiers and the Maute group in Marawi City. REUTERS/Erik De Castro

A sniper bullet shatters a mirror during fighting between government soldiers and the Maute group in Marawi City. REUTERS/Erik De Castro

A sniper bullet shatters a mirror during fighting between government soldiers and the Maute group in Marawi City. REUTERS/Erik De Castro
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A view of a fire caused by continued fighting between the government soldiers and the Maute group, in Marawi City. REUTERS/Erik De Castro

A view of a fire caused by continued fighting between the government soldiers and the Maute group, in Marawi City. REUTERS/Erik De Castro

A view of a fire caused by continued fighting between the government soldiers and the Maute group, in Marawi City. REUTERS/Erik De Castro
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A Philippine Marine runs for cover near the stronghold of Maute group in Marawi City. REUTERS/Erik De Castro

A Philippine Marine runs for cover near the stronghold of Maute group in Marawi City. REUTERS/Erik De Castro

A Philippine Marine runs for cover near the stronghold of Maute group in Marawi City. REUTERS/Erik De Castro
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A Philippine Air Force attack helicopter fires a rocket as they continue to assault the Maute group in Marawi City. REUTERS/Erik De Castro

A Philippine Air Force attack helicopter fires a rocket as they continue to assault the Maute group in Marawi City. REUTERS/Erik De Castro

A Philippine Air Force attack helicopter fires a rocket as they continue to assault the Maute group in Marawi City. REUTERS/Erik De Castro
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A view of the Maute group stronghold with an Islamic State flag in Marawi City. REUTERS/Erik De Castro

A view of the Maute group stronghold with an Islamic State flag in Marawi City. REUTERS/Erik De Castro

A view of the Maute group stronghold with an Islamic State flag in Marawi City. REUTERS/Erik De Castro
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Government soldiers fighting the Maute group watch a helicopter attack as they take a break inside a military camp in Marawi City. REUTERS/Erik De Castro

Government soldiers fighting the Maute group watch a helicopter attack as they take a break inside a military camp in Marawi City. REUTERS/Erik De Castro

Government soldiers fighting the Maute group watch a helicopter attack as they take a break inside a military camp in Marawi City. REUTERS/Erik De Castro
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Smoke billows at the site of fighting between government soldiers and Maute group, near a mosque in Marawi City. REUTERS/Erik De Castro

Smoke billows at the site of fighting between government soldiers and Maute group, near a mosque in Marawi City. REUTERS/Erik De Castro

Smoke billows at the site of fighting between government soldiers and Maute group, near a mosque in Marawi City. REUTERS/Erik De Castro
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A resident, displaced by fighting between government soldiers and the Maute group is helped being evacuated in Marawi City. REUTERS/Erik De Castro

A resident, displaced by fighting between government soldiers and the Maute group is helped being evacuated in Marawi City. REUTERS/Erik De Castro

A resident, displaced by fighting between government soldiers and the Maute group is helped being evacuated in Marawi City. REUTERS/Erik De Castro
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A woman displaced by fighting between government soldiers and Maute group rests near a cat at a makeshift evacuation centre in Marawi City. REUTERS/Erik De Castro

A woman displaced by fighting between government soldiers and Maute group rests near a cat at a makeshift evacuation centre in Marawi City. REUTERS/Erik De Castro

A woman displaced by fighting between government soldiers and Maute group rests near a cat at a makeshift evacuation centre in Marawi City. REUTERS/Erik De Castro
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Philippine Marines advance their positions as more soldiers reinforce to fight the Maute group in Marawi City. REUTERS/Erik De Castro

Philippine Marines advance their positions as more soldiers reinforce to fight the Maute group in Marawi City. REUTERS/Erik De Castro

Philippine Marines advance their positions as more soldiers reinforce to fight the Maute group in Marawi City. REUTERS/Erik De Castro
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People stand on a roadside as billowing smoke is seen at the site of fighting between government soldiers and Maute group in Marawi City. REUTERS/Erik De Castro

People stand on a roadside as billowing smoke is seen at the site of fighting between government soldiers and Maute group in Marawi City. REUTERS/Erik De Castro

People stand on a roadside as billowing smoke is seen at the site of fighting between government soldiers and Maute group in Marawi City. REUTERS/Erik De Castro
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A rosary is pictured on the uniform of a government soldier fighting the Maute group in Marawi City. REUTERS/Erik De Castro

A rosary is pictured on the uniform of a government soldier fighting the Maute group in Marawi City. REUTERS/Erik De Castro

A rosary is pictured on the uniform of a government soldier fighting the Maute group in Marawi City. REUTERS/Erik De Castro
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Children who were displaced due to fighting between government soldiers and the Maute militant group, look out from an evacuation centre in Marawi City. REUTERS/Erik De Castro

Children who were displaced due to fighting between government soldiers and the Maute militant group, look out from an evacuation centre in Marawi City. REUTERS/Erik De Castro

Children who were displaced due to fighting between government soldiers and the Maute militant group, look out from an evacuation centre in Marawi City. REUTERS/Erik De Castro
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A man stands on the rooftop of his house overlooking smoke from burning houses in Marawi City due to fighting between government soldiers and the Maute militant group. REUTERS/Erik De Castro

A man stands on the rooftop of his house overlooking smoke from burning houses in Marawi City due to fighting between government soldiers and the Maute militant group. REUTERS/Erik De Castro

A man stands on the rooftop of his house overlooking smoke from burning houses in Marawi City due to fighting between government soldiers and the Maute militant group. REUTERS/Erik De Castro
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A resident holds a white flag while talking to a government soldier in Marawi City. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco

A resident holds a white flag while talking to a government soldier in Marawi City. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco

A resident holds a white flag while talking to a government soldier in Marawi City. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco
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A government soldier fighting the Maute group takes up position in Marawi City. REUTERS/Erik De Castro

A government soldier fighting the Maute group takes up position in Marawi City. REUTERS/Erik De Castro

A government soldier fighting the Maute group takes up position in Marawi City. REUTERS/Erik De Castro
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A government soldier stops a woman at a military checkpoint in a residential neighborhood in Marawi City. REUTERS/Erik De Castro

A government soldier stops a woman at a military checkpoint in a residential neighborhood in Marawi City. REUTERS/Erik De Castro

A government soldier stops a woman at a military checkpoint in a residential neighborhood in Marawi City. REUTERS/Erik De Castro
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A government soldier fighting the Maute group holds a weapon as he takes cover in Marawi City. REUTERS/Erik De Castro

A government soldier fighting the Maute group holds a weapon as he takes cover in Marawi City. REUTERS/Erik De Castro

A government soldier fighting the Maute group holds a weapon as he takes cover in Marawi City. REUTERS/Erik De Castro
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Evacuees walk past a government soldier who is manning a checkpoint at a main street of Marawi city. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco

Evacuees walk past a government soldier who is manning a checkpoint at a main street of Marawi city. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco

Evacuees walk past a government soldier who is manning a checkpoint at a main street of Marawi city. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco
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An OV-10 bomber flies to drop bombs during a continuous assault with insurgents from the so-called Maute group in Marawi City. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco

An OV-10 bomber flies to drop bombs during a continuous assault with insurgents from the so-called Maute group in Marawi City. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco

An OV-10 bomber flies to drop bombs during a continuous assault with insurgents from the so-called Maute group in Marawi City. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco
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Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte comforts a woman as he visits the wake of soldiers killed in Marawi city during fighting with Muslims Maute group militants, in Iligan City. 

Malacanang Presidential Palace/via Reuters

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte comforts a woman as he visits the wake of soldiers killed in Marawi city during fighting with Muslims Maute group militants, in Iligan City. Malacanang Presidential Palace/via Reuters

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte comforts a woman as he visits the wake of soldiers killed in Marawi city during fighting with Muslims Maute group militants, in Iligan City. Malacanang Presidential Palace/via Reuters
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Government troops are seen during an assault on insurgents from the so-called Maute group, who have taken over large parts of Marawi City. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco

Government troops are seen during an assault on insurgents from the so-called Maute group, who have taken over large parts of Marawi City. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco

Government troops are seen during an assault on insurgents from the so-called Maute group, who have taken over large parts of Marawi City. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco
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Residents walk on a grassy area to the evacuation center of Marawi City. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco

Residents walk on a grassy area to the evacuation center of Marawi City. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco

Residents walk on a grassy area to the evacuation center of Marawi City. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco
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A government soldier runs towards his colleague. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco

A government soldier runs towards his colleague. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco

A government soldier runs towards his colleague. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco
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Residents walk with their belongings to the evacuation center. 
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Residents walk with their belongings to the evacuation center. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco

Residents walk with their belongings to the evacuation center. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco
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Government troops walk past a mosque before their assault.

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Government troops walk past a mosque before their assault. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco

Government troops walk past a mosque before their assault. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco
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A rosary is seen hanging on a vest of a government soldier while praying before their assault. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco

A rosary is seen hanging on a vest of a government soldier while praying before their assault. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco

A rosary is seen hanging on a vest of a government soldier while praying before their assault. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco
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Government troops pray before their assault. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco

Government troops pray before their assault. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco

Government troops pray before their assault. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco
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Government troops during an assault on insurgents. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco

Government troops during an assault on insurgents. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco

Government troops during an assault on insurgents. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco
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Residents at the evacuation center. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco

Residents at the evacuation center. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco

Residents at the evacuation center. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco
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Residents eat their meals at the evacuation center in Baloi, Lanao Del Norte. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco

Residents eat their meals at the evacuation center in Baloi, Lanao Del Norte. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco

Residents eat their meals at the evacuation center in Baloi, Lanao Del Norte. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco
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A wounded soldier on a military truck. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco

A wounded soldier on a military truck. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco

A wounded soldier on a military truck. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco
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Evacuees watch government troops preparing for their assault. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco

Evacuees watch government troops preparing for their assault. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco

Evacuees watch government troops preparing for their assault. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco
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An armored personnel carrier and government troops prior to the assault. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco

An armored personnel carrier and government troops prior to the assault. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco

An armored personnel carrier and government troops prior to the assault. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco
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