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Power struggle on Baghdad streets as Maliki replaced but refuses to go

Iraqis carry a portrait of Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki as they march in support of him in Baghdad, August 11, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmed Saad

Iraqis carry a portrait of Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki as they march in support of him in Baghdad, August 11, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmed Saad

Iraqis carry a portrait of Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki as they march in support of him in Baghdad, August 11, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmed Saad
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Iraqis carry portraits of Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki as they gather in support of him in Baghdad, August 11, 2014.   REUTERS/Ahmed Saad

Iraqis carry portraits of Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki as they gather in support of him in Baghdad, August 11, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmed Saad

Iraqis carry portraits of Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki as they gather in support of him in Baghdad, August 11, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmed Saad
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Iraqi policemen stand guard during a rally in support of Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki in Baghdad August 11, 2014.  REUTERS/Ahmed Saad

Iraqi policemen stand guard during a rally in support of Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki in Baghdad August 11, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmed Saad

Iraqi policemen stand guard during a rally in support of Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki in Baghdad August 11, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmed Saad
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Iraqis gather to support Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki in Baghdad, August 11, 2014.   REUTERS/Ahmed Saad

Iraqis gather to support Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki in Baghdad, August 11, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmed Saad

Iraqis gather to support Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki in Baghdad, August 11, 2014. REUTERS/Ahmed Saad
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Iraqi Christians, who fled the violence in the village of Qaraqosh, seek refuge inside a church building in Arbil, north of Baghdad August 11, 2014. REUTERS/Youssef Boudlal

Iraqi Christians, who fled the violence in the village of Qaraqosh, seek refuge inside a church building in Arbil, north of Baghdad August 11, 2014. REUTERS/Youssef Boudlal

Iraqi Christians, who fled the violence in the village of Qaraqosh, seek refuge inside a church building in Arbil, north of Baghdad August 11, 2014. REUTERS/Youssef Boudlal
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Iraqi Christians, who fled the violence in the village of Qaraqosh, sit inside a church building in Arbil, north of Baghdad August 11, 2014. REUTERS/Youssef Boudlal

Iraqi Christians, who fled the violence in the village of Qaraqosh, sit inside a church building in Arbil, north of Baghdad August 11, 2014. REUTERS/Youssef Boudlal

Iraqi Christians, who fled the violence in the village of Qaraqosh, sit inside a church building in Arbil, north of Baghdad August 11, 2014. REUTERS/Youssef Boudlal
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Iraqi Christians, who fled the violence in the village of Qaraqosh, rest inside a church building in Arbil, north of Baghdad August 11, 2014. REUTERS/Youssef Boudlal

Iraqi Christians, who fled the violence in the village of Qaraqosh, rest inside a church building in Arbil, north of Baghdad August 11, 2014. REUTERS/Youssef Boudlal

Iraqi Christians, who fled the violence in the village of Qaraqosh, rest inside a church building in Arbil, north of Baghdad August 11, 2014. REUTERS/Youssef Boudlal
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Kurdish residents hold signs during a demonstration support the Peshmerga troops in front of the U.S. consulate in Arbil, north of Baghdad, August 11, 2014.  REUTERS/Azad Lashkari

Kurdish residents hold signs during a demonstration support the Peshmerga troops in front of the U.S. consulate in Arbil, north of Baghdad, August 11, 2014. REUTERS/Azad Lashkari

Kurdish residents hold signs during a demonstration support the Peshmerga troops in front of the U.S. consulate in Arbil, north of Baghdad, August 11, 2014. REUTERS/Azad Lashkari
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Displaced people from the minority Yazidi sect, fleeing the violence in the Iraqi town of Sinjar, re-enter Iraq from Syria at the Iraqi-Syrian border crossing in Fishkhabour, Dohuk Province, August 10, 2014. REUTERS/Ari Jalal

Displaced people from the minority Yazidi sect, fleeing the violence in the Iraqi town of Sinjar, re-enter Iraq from Syria at the Iraqi-Syrian border crossing in Fishkhabour, Dohuk Province, August 10, 2014. REUTERS/Ari Jalal

Displaced people from the minority Yazidi sect, fleeing the violence in the Iraqi town of Sinjar, re-enter Iraq from Syria at the Iraqi-Syrian border crossing in Fishkhabour, Dohuk Province, August 10, 2014. REUTERS/Ari Jalal
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Staff Sgt. Daniel Leavindofske, 8th Expeditionary Air Mobility Squadron ramp team chief and Senior Airman David Babcock, air transportation journeyman, assist with loading bundles of halal meals on to a C-17 Globemaster III for a humanitarian airdrop mission over Iraq, at a base in the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility on August 9, 2014. REUTERS/Vernon Young Jr./U.S. Air Force

Staff Sgt. Daniel Leavindofske, 8th Expeditionary Air Mobility Squadron ramp team chief and Senior Airman David Babcock, air transportation journeyman, assist with loading bundles of halal meals on to a C-17 Globemaster III for a humanitarian airdrop...more

Staff Sgt. Daniel Leavindofske, 8th Expeditionary Air Mobility Squadron ramp team chief and Senior Airman David Babcock, air transportation journeyman, assist with loading bundles of halal meals on to a C-17 Globemaster III for a humanitarian airdrop mission over Iraq, at a base in the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility on August 9, 2014. REUTERS/Vernon Young Jr./U.S. Air Force
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A still image shows Yazidis approaching bundles after the U.S. military airdrop of food and water for thousands of Iraqi citizens threatened by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant near Sinjar, Iraq, August 9, 2014. 
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A still image shows Yazidis approaching bundles after the U.S. military airdrop of food and water for thousands of Iraqi citizens threatened by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant near Sinjar, Iraq, August 9, 2014. REUTERS/U.S. Central...more

A still image shows Yazidis approaching bundles after the U.S. military airdrop of food and water for thousands of Iraqi citizens threatened by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant near Sinjar, Iraq, August 9, 2014. REUTERS/U.S. Central Command/Handout
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Displaced people from the minority Yazidi sect, fleeing the violence in the Iraqi town of Sinjar, re-enter Iraq from Syria at the Iraqi-Syrian border crossing in Fishkhabour, Dohuk Province, August 10, 2014. REUTERS/Ari Jalal

Displaced people from the minority Yazidi sect, fleeing the violence in the Iraqi town of Sinjar, re-enter Iraq from Syria at the Iraqi-Syrian border crossing in Fishkhabour, Dohuk Province, August 10, 2014. REUTERS/Ari Jalal

Displaced people from the minority Yazidi sect, fleeing the violence in the Iraqi town of Sinjar, re-enter Iraq from Syria at the Iraqi-Syrian border crossing in Fishkhabour, Dohuk Province, August 10, 2014. REUTERS/Ari Jalal
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