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Mehdi Army fighters loyal to Shi'ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr take part during a parade in Baghdad's Sadr city June 21, 2014.REUTERS/Ahmed Saad

Mehdi Army fighters loyal to Shi'ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr take part during a parade in Baghdad's Sadr city June 21, 2014.REUTERS/Ahmed Saad

Mehdi Army fighters loyal to Shi'ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr take part during a parade in Baghdad's Sadr city June 21, 2014.REUTERS/Ahmed Saad
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Mehdi Army fighters loyal to Shi'ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr take part in a parade in Kerbala, June 21, 2014.  REUTERS/Mushtaq Muhammed

Mehdi Army fighters loyal to Shi'ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr take part in a parade in Kerbala, June 21, 2014. REUTERS/Mushtaq Muhammed

Mehdi Army fighters loyal to Shi'ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr take part in a parade in Kerbala, June 21, 2014. REUTERS/Mushtaq Muhammed
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Mehdi Army fighters loyal to Shi'ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr stand during military-style training in Najaf, June 20, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmad Mousa

Mehdi Army fighters loyal to Shi'ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr stand during military-style training in Najaf, June 20, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmad Mousa

Mehdi Army fighters loyal to Shi'ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr stand during military-style training in Najaf, June 20, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmad Mousa
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Mehdi Army fighters loyal to Shi'ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr take part in a parade in Kirkuk, June 21, 2014. REUTERS/Ako Rasheed

Mehdi Army fighters loyal to Shi'ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr take part in a parade in Kirkuk, June 21, 2014. REUTERS/Ako Rasheed

Mehdi Army fighters loyal to Shi'ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr take part in a parade in Kirkuk, June 21, 2014. REUTERS/Ako Rasheed
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Mehdi Army fighters loyal to Shi'ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr take part in a parade in Baghdad's Sadr city June 21, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmed Saad

Mehdi Army fighters loyal to Shi'ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr take part in a parade in Baghdad's Sadr city June 21, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmed Saad

Mehdi Army fighters loyal to Shi'ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr take part in a parade in Baghdad's Sadr city June 21, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmed Saad
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Mehdi Army fighters loyal to Shi'ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr march during a parade in Najaf, June 21, 2014.   REUTERS/Ahmad Mousa

Mehdi Army fighters loyal to Shi'ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr march during a parade in Najaf, June 21, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmad Mousa

Mehdi Army fighters loyal to Shi'ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr march during a parade in Najaf, June 21, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmad Mousa
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Mehdi Army fighters loyal to Shi'ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr take part in a parade in Baghdad's Sadr city June 21, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmed Saad

Mehdi Army fighters loyal to Shi'ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr take part in a parade in Baghdad's Sadr city June 21, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmed Saad

Mehdi Army fighters loyal to Shi'ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr take part in a parade in Baghdad's Sadr city June 21, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmed Saad
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Mehdi Army fighters loyal to Shi'ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr take part in a parade in Baghdad's Sadr city June 21, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmed Saad

Mehdi Army fighters loyal to Shi'ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr take part in a parade in Baghdad's Sadr city June 21, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmed Saad

Mehdi Army fighters loyal to Shi'ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr take part in a parade in Baghdad's Sadr city June 21, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmed Saad
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Mehdi Army fighters loyal to Shi'ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr participate in military-style training in the street in Basra, southeast of Baghdad, June 20, 2014. REUTERS/Essam Al-Sudani

Mehdi Army fighters loyal to Shi'ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr participate in military-style training in the street in Basra, southeast of Baghdad, June 20, 2014. REUTERS/Essam Al-Sudani

Mehdi Army fighters loyal to Shi'ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr participate in military-style training in the street in Basra, southeast of Baghdad, June 20, 2014. REUTERS/Essam Al-Sudani
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Mehdi Army fighters loyal to Shi'ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr march during a parade in Najaf, June 21, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmad Mousa

Mehdi Army fighters loyal to Shi'ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr march during a parade in Najaf, June 21, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmad Mousa

Mehdi Army fighters loyal to Shi'ite cleric Moqtada al-Sadr march during a parade in Najaf, June 21, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmad Mousa
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