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Iraqi forces advance on Kurdish-held area

People gather on the road as they welcome Iraqi security forces members, who continue to advance in military vehicles in Kirkuk. REUTERS/Alaa Al-Marjani

People gather on the road as they welcome Iraqi security forces members, who continue to advance in military vehicles in Kirkuk. REUTERS/Alaa Al-Marjani

People gather on the road as they welcome Iraqi security forces members, who continue to advance in military vehicles in Kirkuk. REUTERS/Alaa Al-Marjani
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A member of Iraqi security forces takes down a Kurdish flag in Dibis area on the outskirts of Kirkuk. REUTERS/Alaa Al-Marjani

A member of Iraqi security forces takes down a Kurdish flag in Dibis area on the outskirts of Kirkuk. REUTERS/Alaa Al-Marjani

A member of Iraqi security forces takes down a Kurdish flag in Dibis area on the outskirts of Kirkuk. REUTERS/Alaa Al-Marjani
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Smoke rises from oil wells, in Dibis area on the outskirts of Kirkuk. REUTERS/Alaa Al-Marjani

Smoke rises from oil wells, in Dibis area on the outskirts of Kirkuk. REUTERS/Alaa Al-Marjani

Smoke rises from oil wells, in Dibis area on the outskirts of Kirkuk. REUTERS/Alaa Al-Marjani
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Members of the Iraqi security forces react as they hold a Kurdish flag, in Dibis area on the outskirts of Kirkuk. REUTERS/Alaa Al-Marjani

Members of the Iraqi security forces react as they hold a Kurdish flag, in Dibis area on the outskirts of Kirkuk. REUTERS/Alaa Al-Marjani

Members of the Iraqi security forces react as they hold a Kurdish flag, in Dibis area on the outskirts of Kirkuk. REUTERS/Alaa Al-Marjani
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An Iraqi flag is seen on a military vehicle at an oil field in Dibis area on the outskirts of Kirkuk. REUTERS/Alaa Al-Marjani

An Iraqi flag is seen on a military vehicle at an oil field in Dibis area on the outskirts of Kirkuk. REUTERS/Alaa Al-Marjani

An Iraqi flag is seen on a military vehicle at an oil field in Dibis area on the outskirts of Kirkuk. REUTERS/Alaa Al-Marjani
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Members of Iraqi federal forces are seen in Dibis area on the outskirts of Kirkuk. REUTERS/Alaa Al-Marjani

Members of Iraqi federal forces are seen in Dibis area on the outskirts of Kirkuk. REUTERS/Alaa Al-Marjani

Members of Iraqi federal forces are seen in Dibis area on the outskirts of Kirkuk. REUTERS/Alaa Al-Marjani
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Iraqi boys gather on the road as they welcome Iraqi security forces members, who continue to advance in military vehicles in Kirkuk. 



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Iraqi boys gather on the road as they welcome Iraqi security forces members, who continue to advance in military vehicles in Kirkuk. REUTERS/Stringer

Iraqi boys gather on the road as they welcome Iraqi security forces members, who continue to advance in military vehicles in Kirkuk. REUTERS/Stringer
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Iraqi people gather on the road as they welcome Iraqi security forces members, who continue to advance in military vehicles in Kirkuk. 


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Iraqi people gather on the road as they welcome Iraqi security forces members, who continue to advance in military vehicles in Kirkuk. REUTERS/Stringer

Iraqi people gather on the road as they welcome Iraqi security forces members, who continue to advance in military vehicles in Kirkuk. REUTERS/Stringer
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A military vehicle of Iraqi federal forces enters oil fields in Kirkuk. 

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A military vehicle of Iraqi federal forces enters oil fields in Kirkuk. REUTERS/Stringer

A military vehicle of Iraqi federal forces enters oil fields in Kirkuk. REUTERS/Stringer
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Members of Iraqi federal forces gather to continue to advance in military vehicles in Kirkuk. 



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Members of Iraqi federal forces gather to continue to advance in military vehicles in Kirkuk. REUTERS/Stringer

Members of Iraqi federal forces gather to continue to advance in military vehicles in Kirkuk. REUTERS/Stringer
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A tank of Iraqi army is seen to continue to advance in military vehicles in Kirkuk. 


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A tank of Iraqi army is seen to continue to advance in military vehicles in Kirkuk. REUTERS/Stringer

A tank of Iraqi army is seen to continue to advance in military vehicles in Kirkuk. REUTERS/Stringer
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Iraqi people gather on the road as they welcome Iraqi security forces members, who continue to advance in military vehicles in Kirkuk. 


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Iraqi people gather on the road as they welcome Iraqi security forces members, who continue to advance in military vehicles in Kirkuk. REUTERS/Stringer

Iraqi people gather on the road as they welcome Iraqi security forces members, who continue to advance in military vehicles in Kirkuk. REUTERS/Stringer
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Members of Iraqi federal forces gather to continue to advance in military vehicles in Kirkuk. 


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Members of Iraqi federal forces gather to continue to advance in military vehicles in Kirkuk. REUTERS/Stringer

Members of Iraqi federal forces gather to continue to advance in military vehicles in Kirkuk. REUTERS/Stringer
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Iraqi people gather on the road as they welcome Iraqi Army members, who continue to advance in military vehicles in Kirkuk. 


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Iraqi people gather on the road as they welcome Iraqi Army members, who continue to advance in military vehicles in Kirkuk. REUTERS/Stringer

Iraqi people gather on the road as they welcome Iraqi Army members, who continue to advance in military vehicles in Kirkuk. REUTERS/Stringer
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Members of Iraqi federal forces gather to continue to advance in military vehicles in Kirkuk. 


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Members of Iraqi federal forces gather to continue to advance in military vehicles in Kirkuk. REUTERS/Stringer

Members of Iraqi federal forces gather to continue to advance in military vehicles in Kirkuk. REUTERS/Stringer
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Members of Iraqi federal forces gather to continue to advance in military vehicles in Kirkuk. 


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Members of Iraqi federal forces gather to continue to advance in military vehicles in Kirkuk. REUTERS/Stringer

Members of Iraqi federal forces gather to continue to advance in military vehicles in Kirkuk. REUTERS/Stringer
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Iraqi people gather on the road as they welcome Iraqi security forces members, who continue to advance in military vehicles in Kirkuk. 


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Iraqi people gather on the road as they welcome Iraqi security forces members, who continue to advance in military vehicles in Kirkuk. REUTERS/Stringer

Iraqi people gather on the road as they welcome Iraqi security forces members, who continue to advance in military vehicles in Kirkuk. REUTERS/Stringer
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Members of Iraqi federal forces gather near oil fields in Kirkuk. 


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Members of Iraqi federal forces gather near oil fields in Kirkuk. REUTERS/Stringer

Members of Iraqi federal forces gather near oil fields in Kirkuk. REUTERS/Stringer
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