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Members of the Iraqi security forces and Shi’ite fighters celebrated Tuesday after taking control of the town of Hamrin from Islamist State militants. REUTERS/Thaier Al-Sudani (IRAQ - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST CONFLICT MILITARY)

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