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Mosul in ruins

General view of the remains of the University of Mosul, which was burned and destroyed during a battle with Islamic State militants, in Mosul. REUTERS/Marko Djurica

General view of the remains of the University of Mosul, which was burned and destroyed during a battle with Islamic State militants, in Mosul. REUTERS/Marko Djurica

General view of the remains of the University of Mosul, which was burned and destroyed during a battle with Islamic State militants, in Mosul. REUTERS/Marko Djurica
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An Iraqi security guard walks inside Al-Salam hospital, destroyed during fighting between Iraqi forces and Islamic State militants. REUTERS/Suhaib Salem

An Iraqi security guard walks inside Al-Salam hospital, destroyed during fighting between Iraqi forces and Islamic State militants. REUTERS/Suhaib Salem

An Iraqi security guard walks inside Al-Salam hospital, destroyed during fighting between Iraqi forces and Islamic State militants. REUTERS/Suhaib Salem
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A member of the Iraqi Federal Police walks next to a destroyed house after their clashes with Islamic State fighters. REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed

A member of the Iraqi Federal Police walks next to a destroyed house after their clashes with Islamic State fighters. REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed

A member of the Iraqi Federal Police walks next to a destroyed house after their clashes with Islamic State fighters. REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed
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Destroyed equipment is seen inside Al-Salam hospital. REUTERS/Suhaib Salem

Destroyed equipment is seen inside Al-Salam hospital. REUTERS/Suhaib Salem

Destroyed equipment is seen inside Al-Salam hospital. REUTERS/Suhaib Salem
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Civilians carrying their goods walk along a street in an area controlled by Iraqi forces in Mosul. REUTERS/Andres Martinez Casares

Civilians carrying their goods walk along a street in an area controlled by Iraqi forces in Mosul. REUTERS/Andres Martinez Casares

Civilians carrying their goods walk along a street in an area controlled by Iraqi forces in Mosul. REUTERS/Andres Martinez Casares
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Debris lies at the railway station in Mosul. 

REUTERS/Andres Martinez Casares

Debris lies at the railway station in Mosul. REUTERS/Andres Martinez Casares

Debris lies at the railway station in Mosul. REUTERS/Andres Martinez Casares
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Destroyed artifacts lie on the floor as a ladder stands in a hole at a destroyed museum in Mosul. REUTERS/Andres Martinez Casares

Destroyed artifacts lie on the floor as a ladder stands in a hole at a destroyed museum in Mosul. REUTERS/Andres Martinez Casares

Destroyed artifacts lie on the floor as a ladder stands in a hole at a destroyed museum in Mosul. REUTERS/Andres Martinez Casares
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A man pushes a wheelbarrow next to debris in a street of Mosul. REUTERS/Andres Martinez Casares

A man pushes a wheelbarrow next to debris in a street of Mosul. REUTERS/Andres Martinez Casares

A man pushes a wheelbarrow next to debris in a street of Mosul. REUTERS/Andres Martinez Casares
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Iraqi children carry water containers after a battle between the Iraqi Counter Terrorism Service and Islamic State militants. REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed

Iraqi children carry water containers after a battle between the Iraqi Counter Terrorism Service and Islamic State militants. REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed

Iraqi children carry water containers after a battle between the Iraqi Counter Terrorism Service and Islamic State militants. REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed
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General view of destroyed buildings in Mosul. REUTERS/Marko Djurica

General view of destroyed buildings in Mosul. REUTERS/Marko Djurica

General view of destroyed buildings in Mosul. REUTERS/Marko Djurica
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An Iraqi runs through a destroyed building as Iraqi forces battle with Islamic State militants, in the Somod neighbourhood in western Mosul. REUTERS/Suhaib Salem

An Iraqi runs through a destroyed building as Iraqi forces battle with Islamic State militants, in the Somod neighbourhood in western Mosul. REUTERS/Suhaib Salem

An Iraqi runs through a destroyed building as Iraqi forces battle with Islamic State militants, in the Somod neighbourhood in western Mosul. REUTERS/Suhaib Salem
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Cars burnt and destroyed by clashes are seen on a street during a battle between Iraqi forces and Islamic State militants, in Mosul. REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani

Cars burnt and destroyed by clashes are seen on a street during a battle between Iraqi forces and Islamic State militants, in Mosul. REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani

Cars burnt and destroyed by clashes are seen on a street during a battle between Iraqi forces and Islamic State militants, in Mosul. REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani
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Smoke rises from from the old city during a battle against Islamic State militants, in Mosul. REUTERS/Youssef Boudlal

Smoke rises from from the old city during a battle against Islamic State militants, in Mosul. REUTERS/Youssef Boudlal

Smoke rises from from the old city during a battle against Islamic State militants, in Mosul. REUTERS/Youssef Boudlal
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A group of women sit on the debris of a destroyed house in Mosul. REUTERS/Andres Martinez Casares

A group of women sit on the debris of a destroyed house in Mosul. REUTERS/Andres Martinez Casares

A group of women sit on the debris of a destroyed house in Mosul. REUTERS/Andres Martinez Casares
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A displaced Iraqi boy sits on a destroyed building, as Iraqi forces battle with Islamic State militants, in western Mosul. REUTERS/Suhaib Salem

A displaced Iraqi boy sits on a destroyed building, as Iraqi forces battle with Islamic State militants, in western Mosul. REUTERS/Suhaib Salem

A displaced Iraqi boy sits on a destroyed building, as Iraqi forces battle with Islamic State militants, in western Mosul. REUTERS/Suhaib Salem
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A man collects steel from a destroyed building in Mosul. REUTERS/Marko Djurica

A man collects steel from a destroyed building in Mosul. REUTERS/Marko Djurica

A man collects steel from a destroyed building in Mosul. REUTERS/Marko Djurica
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A building used by the Islamic State fighters is seen during clashes. REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed

A building used by the Islamic State fighters is seen during clashes. REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed

A building used by the Islamic State fighters is seen during clashes. REUTERS/Muhammad Hamed
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Civilians walk next to an Iraqi Federal Police vehicle in an area controlled by the Iraqi forces. REUTERS/Andres Martinez Casares

Civilians walk next to an Iraqi Federal Police vehicle in an area controlled by the Iraqi forces. REUTERS/Andres Martinez Casares

Civilians walk next to an Iraqi Federal Police vehicle in an area controlled by the Iraqi forces. REUTERS/Andres Martinez Casares
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Displaced Iraqis flee their homes as Iraqi forces battle with Islamic State militants, in western Mosul. REUTERS/Suhaib Salem

Displaced Iraqis flee their homes as Iraqi forces battle with Islamic State militants, in western Mosul. REUTERS/Suhaib Salem

Displaced Iraqis flee their homes as Iraqi forces battle with Islamic State militants, in western Mosul. REUTERS/Suhaib Salem
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Al-Hadba minaret at the Grand Mosque is seen among destroyed buildings during fighting between Iraqi forces and Islamic State in Mosul. REUTERS/Andres Martinez Casares

Al-Hadba minaret at the Grand Mosque is seen among destroyed buildings during fighting between Iraqi forces and Islamic State in Mosul. REUTERS/Andres Martinez Casares

Al-Hadba minaret at the Grand Mosque is seen among destroyed buildings during fighting between Iraqi forces and Islamic State in Mosul. REUTERS/Andres Martinez Casares
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A man, who chose to stay home, walks past a house, destroyed during fighting between Iraqi security forces and Islamic State's fighters in western Mosul. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

A man, who chose to stay home, walks past a house, destroyed during fighting between Iraqi security forces and Islamic State's fighters in western Mosul. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

A man, who chose to stay home, walks past a house, destroyed during fighting between Iraqi security forces and Islamic State's fighters in western Mosul. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra
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An Iraqi family inspect their home which was destroyed by clashes during a battle between Iraqi forces and Islamic State militants. REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani

An Iraqi family inspect their home which was destroyed by clashes during a battle between Iraqi forces and Islamic State militants. REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani

An Iraqi family inspect their home which was destroyed by clashes during a battle between Iraqi forces and Islamic State militants. REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani
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Iraqi citizens push a cart with their belongings as fighting between Iraqi security forces and Islamic State's fighters continues in western Mosul. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

Iraqi citizens push a cart with their belongings as fighting between Iraqi security forces and Islamic State's fighters continues in western Mosul. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

Iraqi citizens push a cart with their belongings as fighting between Iraqi security forces and Islamic State's fighters continues in western Mosul. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra
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A girl stands in front of a hole used by Islamic state's fighters to move from house to house. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

A girl stands in front of a hole used by Islamic state's fighters to move from house to house. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

A girl stands in front of a hole used by Islamic state's fighters to move from house to house. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra
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A view of buildings destroyed during fighting. 

REUTERS/Andres Martinez Casares

A view of buildings destroyed during fighting. REUTERS/Andres Martinez Casares

A view of buildings destroyed during fighting. REUTERS/Andres Martinez Casares
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