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The frontlines of Mosul

Members of the Iraqi Federal Police clash with the Islamic State fighters in western Mosul. REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed

Members of the Iraqi Federal Police clash with the Islamic State fighters in western Mosul. REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed

Members of the Iraqi Federal Police clash with the Islamic State fighters in western Mosul. REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed
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Members of the Iraqi Federal Police clash with the Islamic State fighters in western Mosul, Iraq. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

Members of the Iraqi Federal Police clash with the Islamic State fighters in western Mosul, Iraq. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

Members of the Iraqi Federal Police clash with the Islamic State fighters in western Mosul, Iraq. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui
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A members of the Iraqi Federal Police throws a hand grenade during clashes with the Islamic State fighters in western Mosul, Iraq. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

A members of the Iraqi Federal Police throws a hand grenade during clashes with the Islamic State fighters in western Mosul, Iraq. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

A members of the Iraqi Federal Police throws a hand grenade during clashes with the Islamic State fighters in western Mosul, Iraq. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui
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A view of a street is seen through a scope used by the Iraqi Federal Police to fight the Islamic State in western Mosul. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

A view of a street is seen through a scope used by the Iraqi Federal Police to fight the Islamic State in western Mosul. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

A view of a street is seen through a scope used by the Iraqi Federal Police to fight the Islamic State in western Mosul. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui
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Members of the Iraqi Federal Police clash with the Islamic State fighters in western Mosul. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

Members of the Iraqi Federal Police clash with the Islamic State fighters in western Mosul. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

Members of the Iraqi Federal Police clash with the Islamic State fighters in western Mosul. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui
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A member of Iraqi Federal Police passes through the wall into a house during their clashes with the Islamic State fighters in western Mosul. REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed

A member of Iraqi Federal Police passes through the wall into a house during their clashes with the Islamic State fighters in western Mosul. REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed

A member of Iraqi Federal Police passes through the wall into a house during their clashes with the Islamic State fighters in western Mosul. REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed
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A member of the Iraqi Federal Police takes rest during clashes with the Islamic State fighters in western Mosul. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

A member of the Iraqi Federal Police takes rest during clashes with the Islamic State fighters in western Mosul. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

A member of the Iraqi Federal Police takes rest during clashes with the Islamic State fighters in western Mosul. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui
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Members of the Iraqi Federal Police look at the positions of Islamic State fighters in a mirror at a frontline in western Mosul. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

Members of the Iraqi Federal Police look at the positions of Islamic State fighters in a mirror at a frontline in western Mosul. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

Members of the Iraqi Federal Police look at the positions of Islamic State fighters in a mirror at a frontline in western Mosul. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui
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Members of the Iraqi Federal Police stand guard during clashes with Islamic State fighters at a frontline in western Mosul. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

Members of the Iraqi Federal Police stand guard during clashes with Islamic State fighters at a frontline in western Mosul. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

Members of the Iraqi Federal Police stand guard during clashes with Islamic State fighters at a frontline in western Mosul. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui
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A member of the Iraqi Federal Police reacts as they clash with the Islamic State fighters in western Mosul. 

REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

A member of the Iraqi Federal Police reacts as they clash with the Islamic State fighters in western Mosul. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

A member of the Iraqi Federal Police reacts as they clash with the Islamic State fighters in western Mosul. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui
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Members of the Iraqi Federal Police clash with the Islamic State fighters in western Mosul. 

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Members of the Iraqi Federal Police clash with the Islamic State fighters in western Mosul. REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed

Members of the Iraqi Federal Police clash with the Islamic State fighters in western Mosul. REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed
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Members of the Iraqi Federal Police clash with the Islamic State fighters in western Mosul. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

Members of the Iraqi Federal Police clash with the Islamic State fighters in western Mosul. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

Members of the Iraqi Federal Police clash with the Islamic State fighters in western Mosul. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui
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Members of the Iraqi Federal Police clash with the Islamic State fighters in western Mosul. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

Members of the Iraqi Federal Police clash with the Islamic State fighters in western Mosul. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

Members of the Iraqi Federal Police clash with the Islamic State fighters in western Mosul. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui
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A member of Iraqi forces walks inside Al-Salam hospital destroyed during the fighting between Iraqi forces and Islamic State militants east of Mosul. REUTERS/Suhaib Salem

A member of Iraqi forces walks inside Al-Salam hospital destroyed during the fighting between Iraqi forces and Islamic State militants east of Mosul. REUTERS/Suhaib Salem

A member of Iraqi forces walks inside Al-Salam hospital destroyed during the fighting between Iraqi forces and Islamic State militants east of Mosul. REUTERS/Suhaib Salem
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A member of the Iraqi Federal Police walks next to a destroyed house after their clashes with the Islamic State fighters in western Mosul. REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed

A member of the Iraqi Federal Police walks next to a destroyed house after their clashes with the Islamic State fighters in western Mosul. REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed

A member of the Iraqi Federal Police walks next to a destroyed house after their clashes with the Islamic State fighters in western Mosul. REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed
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A member of the Iraqi Federal Police prepares himself for a battle with the Islamic State fighters in western Mosul. REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed

A member of the Iraqi Federal Police prepares himself for a battle with the Islamic State fighters in western Mosul. REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed

A member of the Iraqi Federal Police prepares himself for a battle with the Islamic State fighters in western Mosul. REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed
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A member of the Iraqi Federal Police takes a break during fighting Islamic State militants in western Mosul. 

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A member of the Iraqi Federal Police takes a break during fighting Islamic State militants in western Mosul. REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed

A member of the Iraqi Federal Police takes a break during fighting Islamic State militants in western Mosul. REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed
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A member of Iraqi Federal Police uses mannequins as distraction targets for the Islamic State snipers during their battles in western Mosul. REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed

A member of Iraqi Federal Police uses mannequins as distraction targets for the Islamic State snipers during their battles in western Mosul. REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed

A member of Iraqi Federal Police uses mannequins as distraction targets for the Islamic State snipers during their battles in western Mosul. REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed
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A building used by the Islamic State fighters is seen during clashes with members of the Iraqi Federal Police in western Mosul. REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed

A building used by the Islamic State fighters is seen during clashes with members of the Iraqi Federal Police in western Mosul. REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed

A building used by the Islamic State fighters is seen during clashes with members of the Iraqi Federal Police in western Mosul. REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed
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A member of the Iraqi Federal Police fires his weapon during clashes with the Islamic State fighters in western Mosul. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

A member of the Iraqi Federal Police fires his weapon during clashes with the Islamic State fighters in western Mosul. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

A member of the Iraqi Federal Police fires his weapon during clashes with the Islamic State fighters in western Mosul. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui
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