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Following The Defeat Of ISIS, Iraq Pursues A Campaign Of Revenge

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Abdullatif Al-Humaym, the head of Sunni Muslim endowments in all of Iraq, places the cornerstone for the rebuilding of the Great Mosque of Al-Nuri in Mosul. The historic mosque and its leaning minaret were destroyed in 2017 when Iraqi forces reclaimed the city from the Islamic State. Zaid al-Obeidi/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Naser al-Shimary, deported this year to Iraq from the U.S., greets his four-year-old son Vincent at Baghdad international airport. Shimary had lived in the U.S. since he was five years old. He agreed to be deported under a practice halted by a U.S. court this summer. Jane Arraf/NPR hide caption

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'They Know I'm Different': Deportee Struggles In Iraq After Decades Living In U.S.

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American conservationist Jeff Allen (center) directs Iraqi technicians laying mortar between ancient bricks at the site of Babylon. Jane Arraf/NPR hide caption

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In Iraq, A Race To Protect The Crumbling Bricks Of Ancient Babylon

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In Mosul, reminders of the Islamic State's brutal rule include a school wall covered with drawings showing how militants executed their prisoners. The U.N. says the area around the city holds mass graves where thousands of people were buried. Ari Jalal/Reuters hide caption

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Assyrian artifacts are displayed at Iraq's National Museum in Baghdad in 2016. The $30 million sale of a 3,000-year-old Assyrian relief is sparking concern that similar artifacts will be looted. Ahmad Al-Rubaye/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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An Iraqi protester stands flashing the victory gesture outside the burning headquarters of the Iranian Consulate in Basra on Sept. 7. Haidar Mohammed Ali /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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An Iraqi protester waves a national flag while demonstrating outside the burnt-down local government headquarters in the southern city of Basra on Sept. 7, during demonstrations over problems including poor public services. Haidar Mohammed Ali/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Months Of Protests Roil Iraq's Oil Capital Basra

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An Iraqi demonstrator poses outside the torched Iranian consulate on Friday, as protests over poor public services broke out in the city of Basra. Haidar Mohammed Ali/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Former Blackwater Worldwide guard Nicholas Slatten leaves federal court in Washington, D.C., in June 2014. Slatten was found guilty for his role in a deadly Baghdad shooting, but his conviction was overturned. On Wednesday, his retrial ended with a hung jury. Cliff Owen/AP hide caption

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A Mosul resident looks at the ruins of a damaged historic house in his neighborhood in Mosul's Old City. The United Nations estimates 8,000 homes were damaged or destroyed in the fighting to take back this section of Iraq's second-biggest city. Jane Arraf / NPR hide caption

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'The Old City Will Come Back Better': Residents Of Mosul Return And Rebuild

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This undated photo provided by the U.S. Attorney's Office shows Omar Ameen, who had been living in California as a refugee and was arrested Wednesday on a warrant alleging he killed an Iraqi policeman while fighting for the Islamic State. U.S. Attorney's Office via AP hide caption

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Protesters duck as Iraqi security forces fire tear gas during a demonstration against unemployment and a lack of basic services in the southern Iraqi city of Basra on Sunday. Haidar Mohammed Ali/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Amid Electricity Cuts, Anti-Government Unrest Grows In Southern Iraq

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