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Battle for besieged Philippine city

Government soldiers stand on guard in front of damaged buildings as troops continue their assault on its 105th day of clearing operations against pro-IS militants who have seized control of large parts of Marawi City, Philippines. 

REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco

Government soldiers stand on guard in front of damaged buildings as troops continue their assault on its 105th day of clearing operations against pro-IS militants who have seized control of large parts of Marawi City, Philippines. REUTERS/Romeo...more

Government soldiers stand on guard in front of damaged buildings as troops continue their assault on its 105th day of clearing operations against pro-IS militants who have seized control of large parts of Marawi City, Philippines. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco
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Damaged buildings and houses are seen as government troops continue their assault. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco

Damaged buildings and houses are seen as government troops continue their assault. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco

Damaged buildings and houses are seen as government troops continue their assault. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco
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An Armoured Personnel Carrier (APC) and government troops march towards Mapandi bridge. REUTERS/Froilan Gallardo

An Armoured Personnel Carrier (APC) and government troops march towards Mapandi bridge. REUTERS/Froilan Gallardo

An Armoured Personnel Carrier (APC) and government troops march towards Mapandi bridge. REUTERS/Froilan Gallardo
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Damaged buildings and houses. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco

Damaged buildings and houses. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco

Damaged buildings and houses. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco
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Damaged buildings and houses. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco

Damaged buildings and houses. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco

Damaged buildings and houses. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco
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A mother with her children takes a break in an evacuation center, after families fled their homes from Marawi City to avoid the fighting. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco

A mother with her children takes a break in an evacuation center, after families fled their homes from Marawi City to avoid the fighting. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco

A mother with her children takes a break in an evacuation center, after families fled their homes from Marawi City to avoid the fighting. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco
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Smoke billows from a burning building. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco

Smoke billows from a burning building. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco

Smoke billows from a burning building. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco
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A military helicopter. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco

A military helicopter. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco

A military helicopter. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco
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Government soldiers on patrol. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco

Government soldiers on patrol. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco

Government soldiers on patrol. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco
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A child evacuee plays with a toy gun in an evacuation center. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco

A child evacuee plays with a toy gun in an evacuation center. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco

A child evacuee plays with a toy gun in an evacuation center. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco
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A government soldier walks past damaged houses. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco

A government soldier walks past damaged houses. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco

A government soldier walks past damaged houses. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco
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Emergency workers bury the bodies of some of the civilians and suspected militants. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco

Emergency workers bury the bodies of some of the civilians and suspected militants. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco

Emergency workers bury the bodies of some of the civilians and suspected militants. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco
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Evacuees take a break by watching a television show in an evacuation center. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco

Evacuees take a break by watching a television show in an evacuation center. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco

Evacuees take a break by watching a television show in an evacuation center. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco
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Damaged buildings and houses. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco

Damaged buildings and houses. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco

Damaged buildings and houses. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco
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Government soldiers stand on guard. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco

Government soldiers stand on guard. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco

Government soldiers stand on guard. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco
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An Armoured Personnel Carrier (APC) and government troops march towards Mapandi bridge. REUTERS/Froilan Gallardo

An Armoured Personnel Carrier (APC) and government troops march towards Mapandi bridge. REUTERS/Froilan Gallardo

An Armoured Personnel Carrier (APC) and government troops march towards Mapandi bridge. REUTERS/Froilan Gallardo
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Damaged buildings and houses. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco

Damaged buildings and houses. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco

Damaged buildings and houses. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco
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A military ambulance drives past damaged buildings. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco

A military ambulance drives past damaged buildings. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco

A military ambulance drives past damaged buildings. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco
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Evacuees take a break in an evacuation center. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco

Evacuees take a break in an evacuation center. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco

Evacuees take a break in an evacuation center. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco
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Damaged buildings. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco

Damaged buildings. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco

Damaged buildings. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco
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