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Trapped in Mosul

Displaced Iraqi people from Laagada district of Mosul react after they reach safe areas, as Iraqi forces battle with Islamic State militants in the city. REUTERS/Youssef Boudlal

Displaced Iraqi people from Laagada district of Mosul react after they reach safe areas, as Iraqi forces battle with Islamic State militants in the city. REUTERS/Youssef Boudlal

Displaced Iraqi people from Laagada district of Mosul react after they reach safe areas, as Iraqi forces battle with Islamic State militants in the city. REUTERS/Youssef Boudlal
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Iraqi Federal Police inspect the bodies of Islamic State fighters at Dawasa district. 
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Iraqi Federal Police inspect the bodies of Islamic State fighters at Dawasa district. REUTERS/Youssef Boudlal

Iraqi Federal Police inspect the bodies of Islamic State fighters at Dawasa district. REUTERS/Youssef Boudlal
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An Iraqi boy pushes a wheelbarrow at Dawasa district as the battle against Islamic State's fighters continues. REUTERS/Youssef Boudlal

An Iraqi boy pushes a wheelbarrow at Dawasa district as the battle against Islamic State's fighters continues. REUTERS/Youssef Boudlal

An Iraqi boy pushes a wheelbarrow at Dawasa district as the battle against Islamic State's fighters continues. REUTERS/Youssef Boudlal
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Iraqi Federal Police personnel walk near the frontline. 

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Iraqi Federal Police personnel walk near the frontline. REUTERS/Youssef Boudlal

Iraqi Federal Police personnel walk near the frontline. REUTERS/Youssef Boudlal
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A displaced Iraqi child walks over mud at Hammam al-Alil camp. REUTERS/Khalid al Mousily

A displaced Iraqi child walks over mud at Hammam al-Alil camp. REUTERS/Khalid al Mousily

A displaced Iraqi child walks over mud at Hammam al-Alil camp. REUTERS/Khalid al Mousily
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A mortar is pictured in a damaged house at Dawassa district. 

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A mortar is pictured in a damaged house at Dawassa district. REUTERS/Youssef Boudlal

A mortar is pictured in a damaged house at Dawassa district. REUTERS/Youssef Boudlal
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Displaced Iraqi families flee from clashes. REUTERS/Youssef Boudlal

Displaced Iraqi families flee from clashes. REUTERS/Youssef Boudlal

Displaced Iraqi families flee from clashes. REUTERS/Youssef Boudlal
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A displaced Iraqi family flees from clashes. REUTERS/Youssef Boudlal

A displaced Iraqi family flees from clashes. REUTERS/Youssef Boudlal

A displaced Iraqi family flees from clashes. REUTERS/Youssef Boudlal
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Displaced Iraqis who had fled their homes gesture as they wait to enter Hammam al-Alil camp. REUTERS/Suhaib Salem

Displaced Iraqis who had fled their homes gesture as they wait to enter Hammam al-Alil camp. REUTERS/Suhaib Salem

Displaced Iraqis who had fled their homes gesture as they wait to enter Hammam al-Alil camp. REUTERS/Suhaib Salem
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Iraqi Federal Police member rides a bike at Dawasa district. REUTERS/Youssef Boudlal

Iraqi Federal Police member rides a bike at Dawasa district. REUTERS/Youssef Boudlal

Iraqi Federal Police member rides a bike at Dawasa district. REUTERS/Youssef Boudlal
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A displaced Iraqi woman flees from clashes. 

REUTERS/Youssef Boudlal

A displaced Iraqi woman flees from clashes. REUTERS/Youssef Boudlal

A displaced Iraqi woman flees from clashes. REUTERS/Youssef Boudlal
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Federal police members fire their weapons during a battle against Islamic State militants. REUTERS/Youssef Boudlal

Federal police members fire their weapons during a battle against Islamic State militants. REUTERS/Youssef Boudlal

Federal police members fire their weapons during a battle against Islamic State militants. REUTERS/Youssef Boudlal
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Federal police members check their ammunition as they prepare to break into the Old City. REUTERS/Youssef Boudlal

Federal police members check their ammunition as they prepare to break into the Old City. REUTERS/Youssef Boudlal

Federal police members check their ammunition as they prepare to break into the Old City. REUTERS/Youssef Boudlal
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Displaced Iraqis who had fled their homes wait to enter Hammam al-Alil camp. REUTERS/Suhaib Salem

Displaced Iraqis who had fled their homes wait to enter Hammam al-Alil camp. REUTERS/Suhaib Salem

Displaced Iraqis who had fled their homes wait to enter Hammam al-Alil camp. REUTERS/Suhaib Salem
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Smoke rises from the old city. REUTERS/Youssef Boudlal

Smoke rises from the old city. REUTERS/Youssef Boudlal

Smoke rises from the old city. REUTERS/Youssef Boudlal
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A wounded displaced Iraqi girl and her family who had fled their homes wait to enter Hammam al-Alil camp. REUTERS/Suhaib Salem

A wounded displaced Iraqi girl and her family who had fled their homes wait to enter Hammam al-Alil camp. REUTERS/Suhaib Salem

A wounded displaced Iraqi girl and her family who had fled their homes wait to enter Hammam al-Alil camp. REUTERS/Suhaib Salem
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Iraqi Federal Police personnel walks between damaged vehicles. REUTERS/Youssef Boudlal

Iraqi Federal Police personnel walks between damaged vehicles. REUTERS/Youssef Boudlal

Iraqi Federal Police personnel walks between damaged vehicles. REUTERS/Youssef Boudlal
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Civilians carry goods from humanitarian aid at Al Ghizlane district. REUTERS/Youssef Boudlal

Civilians carry goods from humanitarian aid at Al Ghizlane district. REUTERS/Youssef Boudlal

Civilians carry goods from humanitarian aid at Al Ghizlane district. REUTERS/Youssef Boudlal
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Displaced Iraqi women try to get out of a vehicle with their children at a checkpoint, for transfer to Hammam al-Alil camp. 

REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani

Displaced Iraqi women try to get out of a vehicle with their children at a checkpoint, for transfer to Hammam al-Alil camp. REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani

Displaced Iraqi women try to get out of a vehicle with their children at a checkpoint, for transfer to Hammam al-Alil camp. REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani
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