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Battle for Mariupol: On the frontlines of the besieged city

Service members of pro-Russian troops ride an armored vehicle during fighting near a plant of the Azovstal Iron and Steel Works company in the southern port city of Mariupol, Ukraine, April 12, 2022.  
 REUTERS/Alexander Ermochenko

Service members of pro-Russian troops ride an armored vehicle during fighting near a plant of the Azovstal Iron and Steel Works company in the southern port city of Mariupol, Ukraine, April 12, 2022. REUTERS/Alexander Ermochenko

Service members of pro-Russian troops ride an armored vehicle during fighting near a plant of the Azovstal Iron and Steel Works company in the southern port city of Mariupol, Ukraine, April 12, 2022. REUTERS/Alexander Ermochenko
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Service members of pro-Russian troops load rocket-propelled grenades into an infantry combat vehicle in the southern port city of Mariupol, Ukraine, April 12. REUTERS/Alexander Ermochenko

Service members of pro-Russian troops load rocket-propelled grenades into an infantry combat vehicle in the southern port city of Mariupol, Ukraine, April 12. REUTERS/Alexander Ermochenko

Service members of pro-Russian troops load rocket-propelled grenades into an infantry combat vehicle in the southern port city of Mariupol, Ukraine, April 12. REUTERS/Alexander Ermochenko
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Service members of pro-Russian troops load rocket-propelled grenades into infantry combat vehicles in the southern port city of Mariupol, Ukraine, April 12. REUTERS/Alexander Ermochenko

Service members of pro-Russian troops load rocket-propelled grenades into infantry combat vehicles in the southern port city of Mariupol, Ukraine, April 12. REUTERS/Alexander Ermochenko

Service members of pro-Russian troops load rocket-propelled grenades into infantry combat vehicles in the southern port city of Mariupol, Ukraine, April 12. REUTERS/Alexander Ermochenko
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Service members of pro-Russian troops walk in the street during fighting near a plant of the Azovstal Iron and Steel Works company in the southern port city of Mariupol, Ukraine, April 12. REUTERS/Alexander Ermochenko

Service members of pro-Russian troops walk in the street during fighting near a plant of the Azovstal Iron and Steel Works company in the southern port city of Mariupol, Ukraine, April 12. REUTERS/Alexander Ermochenko

Service members of pro-Russian troops walk in the street during fighting near a plant of the Azovstal Iron and Steel Works company in the southern port city of Mariupol, Ukraine, April 12. REUTERS/Alexander Ermochenko
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An armored vehicle of pro-Russian troops is seen in the street in the southern port city of Mariupol, Ukraine, April 11, 2022. REUTERS/Chingis Kondarov

An armored vehicle of pro-Russian troops is seen in the street in the southern port city of Mariupol, Ukraine, April 11, 2022. REUTERS/Chingis Kondarov

An armored vehicle of pro-Russian troops is seen in the street in the southern port city of Mariupol, Ukraine, April 11, 2022. REUTERS/Chingis Kondarov
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Service members of pro-Russian troops drive an armored vehicle in the southern port city of Mariupol, Ukraine, April 11. REUTERS/Chingis Kondarov

Service members of pro-Russian troops drive an armored vehicle in the southern port city of Mariupol, Ukraine, April 11. REUTERS/Chingis Kondarov

Service members of pro-Russian troops drive an armored vehicle in the southern port city of Mariupol, Ukraine, April 11. REUTERS/Chingis Kondarov
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Service members of pro-Russian troops load rocket-propelled grenades into an infantry combat vehicle during fighting in the southern port city of Mariupol, Ukraine, April 12. REUTERS/Alexander Ermochenko

Service members of pro-Russian troops load rocket-propelled grenades into an infantry combat vehicle during fighting in the southern port city of Mariupol, Ukraine, April 12. REUTERS/Alexander Ermochenko

Service members of pro-Russian troops load rocket-propelled grenades into an infantry combat vehicle during fighting in the southern port city of Mariupol, Ukraine, April 12. REUTERS/Alexander Ermochenko
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Service members of pro-Russian troops drive armored vehicles on a road outside the southern port city of Mariupol, Ukraine April 10. REUTERS/Alexander Ermochenko

Service members of pro-Russian troops drive armored vehicles on a road outside the southern port city of Mariupol, Ukraine April 10. REUTERS/Alexander Ermochenko

Service members of pro-Russian troops drive armored vehicles on a road outside the southern port city of Mariupol, Ukraine April 10. REUTERS/Alexander Ermochenko
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An armored vehicle of pro-Russian troops drivers along a street during fighting near a plant of Azovstal Iron and Steel Works company in the southern port city of Mariupol, Ukraine April 12.   REUTERS/Alexander Ermochenko

An armored vehicle of pro-Russian troops drivers along a street during fighting near a plant of Azovstal Iron and Steel Works company in the southern port city of Mariupol, Ukraine April 12. REUTERS/Alexander Ermochenko

An armored vehicle of pro-Russian troops drivers along a street during fighting near a plant of Azovstal Iron and Steel Works company in the southern port city of Mariupol, Ukraine April 12. REUTERS/Alexander Ermochenko
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Residents carry their belongings near a building destroyed in the southern port city of Mariupol, Ukraine, April 10. REUTERS/Alexander Ermochenko

Residents carry their belongings near a building destroyed in the southern port city of Mariupol, Ukraine, April 10. REUTERS/Alexander Ermochenko

Residents carry their belongings near a building destroyed in the southern port city of Mariupol, Ukraine, April 10. REUTERS/Alexander Ermochenko
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A service member of pro-Russian troops loads rocket-propelled grenades into an infantry combat vehicle during fighting near a plant of Azovstal Iron and Steel Works company in the southern port city of Mariupol, Ukraine, April 12. REUTERS/Alexander Ermochenko

A service member of pro-Russian troops loads rocket-propelled grenades into an infantry combat vehicle during fighting near a plant of Azovstal Iron and Steel Works company in the southern port city of Mariupol, Ukraine, April 12. REUTERS/Alexander...more

A service member of pro-Russian troops loads rocket-propelled grenades into an infantry combat vehicle during fighting near a plant of Azovstal Iron and Steel Works company in the southern port city of Mariupol, Ukraine, April 12. REUTERS/Alexander Ermochenko
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Residents walk near a building destroyed in the southern port city of Mariupol, Ukraine, April 10. REUTERS/Alexander Ermochenko

Residents walk near a building destroyed in the southern port city of Mariupol, Ukraine, April 10. REUTERS/Alexander Ermochenko

Residents walk near a building destroyed in the southern port city of Mariupol, Ukraine, April 10. REUTERS/Alexander Ermochenko
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Service members of pro-Russian troops load ammunition into an armored personnel carrier in the southern port city of Mariupol, Ukraine, April 12. REUTERS/Alexander Ermochenko

Service members of pro-Russian troops load ammunition into an armored personnel carrier in the southern port city of Mariupol, Ukraine, April 12. REUTERS/Alexander Ermochenko

Service members of pro-Russian troops load ammunition into an armored personnel carrier in the southern port city of Mariupol, Ukraine, April 12. REUTERS/Alexander Ermochenko
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Emergency workers remove debris of a building destroyed in the southern port city of Mariupol, Ukraine, April 10. REUTERS/Alexander Ermochenko

Emergency workers remove debris of a building destroyed in the southern port city of Mariupol, Ukraine, April 10. REUTERS/Alexander Ermochenko

Emergency workers remove debris of a building destroyed in the southern port city of Mariupol, Ukraine, April 10. REUTERS/Alexander Ermochenko
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A service member of pro-Russian troops is seen on an armored personnel carrier during fighting in the southern port city of Mariupol, Ukraine, April 12. REUTERS/Alexander Ermochenko

A service member of pro-Russian troops is seen on an armored personnel carrier during fighting in the southern port city of Mariupol, Ukraine, April 12. REUTERS/Alexander Ermochenko

A service member of pro-Russian troops is seen on an armored personnel carrier during fighting in the southern port city of Mariupol, Ukraine, April 12. REUTERS/Alexander Ermochenko
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A service member of pro-Russian troops loads rocket-propelled grenades into an infantry combat vehicle during fighting near a plant of the Azovstal Iron and Steel Works company in the southern port city of Mariupol, Ukraine, April 12. REUTERS/Alexander Ermochenko

A service member of pro-Russian troops loads rocket-propelled grenades into an infantry combat vehicle during fighting near a plant of the Azovstal Iron and Steel Works company in the southern port city of Mariupol, Ukraine, April 12....more

A service member of pro-Russian troops loads rocket-propelled grenades into an infantry combat vehicle during fighting near a plant of the Azovstal Iron and Steel Works company in the southern port city of Mariupol, Ukraine, April 12. REUTERS/Alexander Ermochenko
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Graves of civilians killed during Ukraine-Russia conflict are seen next to apartment buildings in the southern port city of Mariupol, Ukraine, April 10. REUTERS/Alexander Ermochenko

Graves of civilians killed during Ukraine-Russia conflict are seen next to apartment buildings in the southern port city of Mariupol, Ukraine, April 10. REUTERS/Alexander Ermochenko

Graves of civilians killed during Ukraine-Russia conflict are seen next to apartment buildings in the southern port city of Mariupol, Ukraine, April 10. REUTERS/Alexander Ermochenko
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Service members of pro-Russian troops ride an armored vehicle during fighting near a plant of the Azovstal Iron and Steel Works company in the southern port city of Mariupol, Ukraine, April 12. REUTERS/Alexander Ermochenko

Service members of pro-Russian troops ride an armored vehicle during fighting near a plant of the Azovstal Iron and Steel Works company in the southern port city of Mariupol, Ukraine, April 12. REUTERS/Alexander Ermochenko

Service members of pro-Russian troops ride an armored vehicle during fighting near a plant of the Azovstal Iron and Steel Works company in the southern port city of Mariupol, Ukraine, April 12. REUTERS/Alexander Ermochenko
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A service member of pro-Russian troops loads rocket-propelled grenades into an infantry combat vehicle during fighting near a plant of the Azovstal Iron and Steel Works company in the southern port city of Mariupol, Ukraine, April 12. REUTERS/Alexander Ermochenko

A service member of pro-Russian troops loads rocket-propelled grenades into an infantry combat vehicle during fighting near a plant of the Azovstal Iron and Steel Works company in the southern port city of Mariupol, Ukraine, April 12....more

A service member of pro-Russian troops loads rocket-propelled grenades into an infantry combat vehicle during fighting near a plant of the Azovstal Iron and Steel Works company in the southern port city of Mariupol, Ukraine, April 12. REUTERS/Alexander Ermochenko
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Service members of pro-Russian troops load ammunition into an armored personnel carrier in the southern port city of Mariupol, Ukraine, April 12. REUTERS/Alexander Ermochenko

Service members of pro-Russian troops load ammunition into an armored personnel carrier in the southern port city of Mariupol, Ukraine, April 12. REUTERS/Alexander Ermochenko

Service members of pro-Russian troops load ammunition into an armored personnel carrier in the southern port city of Mariupol, Ukraine, April 12. REUTERS/Alexander Ermochenko
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Service members of pro-Russian troops drive a tank on the outskirts of the southern port city of Mariupol, Ukraine, April 12. REUTERS/Alexander Ermochenko

Service members of pro-Russian troops drive a tank on the outskirts of the southern port city of Mariupol, Ukraine, April 12. REUTERS/Alexander Ermochenko

Service members of pro-Russian troops drive a tank on the outskirts of the southern port city of Mariupol, Ukraine, April 12. REUTERS/Alexander Ermochenko
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Residents stand with their belongings on a street near a building burnt in the southern port city of Mariupol, Ukraine, April 10. REUTERS/Alexander Ermochenko

Residents stand with their belongings on a street near a building burnt in the southern port city of Mariupol, Ukraine, April 10. REUTERS/Alexander Ermochenko

Residents stand with their belongings on a street near a building burnt in the southern port city of Mariupol, Ukraine, April 10. REUTERS/Alexander Ermochenko
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Service members of pro-Russian troops load rocket-propelled grenades into infantry combat vehicles in the southern port city of Mariupol, Ukraine, April 12. REUTERS/Alexander Ermochenko

Service members of pro-Russian troops load rocket-propelled grenades into infantry combat vehicles in the southern port city of Mariupol, Ukraine, April 12. REUTERS/Alexander Ermochenko

Service members of pro-Russian troops load rocket-propelled grenades into infantry combat vehicles in the southern port city of Mariupol, Ukraine, April 12. REUTERS/Alexander Ermochenko
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Service members of pro-Russian troops ride an armored personnel carrier on the outskirts of the southern port city of Mariupol, Ukraine, April 12. REUTERS/Alexander Ermochenko

Service members of pro-Russian troops ride an armored personnel carrier on the outskirts of the southern port city of Mariupol, Ukraine, April 12. REUTERS/Alexander Ermochenko

Service members of pro-Russian troops ride an armored personnel carrier on the outskirts of the southern port city of Mariupol, Ukraine, April 12. REUTERS/Alexander Ermochenko
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Service members of pro-Russian troops drive a tank on a road outside the southern port city of Mariupol, Ukraine, April 10. REUTERS/Alexander Ermochenko

Service members of pro-Russian troops drive a tank on a road outside the southern port city of Mariupol, Ukraine, April 10. REUTERS/Alexander Ermochenko

Service members of pro-Russian troops drive a tank on a road outside the southern port city of Mariupol, Ukraine, April 10. REUTERS/Alexander Ermochenko
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