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    ** FILE ** In this Sunday, July 20, 2014, photo, newly arrived displaced Christians wait for relief aid at a church in the town of Hamadaniya, 25 miles (40 kilometers) north of Mosul, Iraq. Iraqi Christians have been fleeing from the northern city of Mosul in the wake of threats from Islamic State militants who took the city in a blitz offensive last month. (AP Photo)


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    Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki meets with U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry in Baghdad, Monday, June 23, 2014. Kerry flew to Baghdad on Monday to meet with Iraq's leaders and personally urge the Shiite-led government to give more power to political opponents before a Sunni insurgency seizes more control across the country and sweeps away hopes for lasting peace. (AP Photo/Brendan Smialowski, Pool)


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    ** FILE ** This undated file image posted on a militant website on Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014, which has been verified and is consistent with other AP reporting, shows fighters from the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) marching in Raqqa, Syria. (AP Photo/Militant Website, File)


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    Fouad Massoum speaks during a press conference in Baghdad, Iraq, Thursday, July 24, 2014. Kurdish politician Massoum was named Iraq’s new president on Thursday, Massoum, 76, one of the founders of President Jalal Talabani’s Patriotic Union of Kurdistan party, known as PUK, accepted the position after winning two-thirds of the votes, noting the “huge security, political and economic tasks" facing the government. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban)


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    Displaced Iraqi Christian girls who fled with their parents from the Christian village of Hamdania near Mosul province in Iraq, play by their balloons at a temporary shelter for the displaced Christian families in Ainkawa, a suburb of Irbil, with a majority Christian population, Iraq, Saturday, June 28, 2014. Around 2,000 Christians had entered the Kurdish city of Irbil by Thursday morning, June 26. A Christian official there said the Kurdish region is the only part of Iraq where Christians are protected from violence. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)


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    ** FILE ** Omar al-Shishani stands next to a group of ISIL fighters as they declare the elimination of the border between Iraq and Syria, June 28, 2014. (AP Photo/militant social media account via AP video)


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    FILE - This undated file image posted on a militant website on Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2014, which has been verified and is consistent with other AP reporting, shows fighters from the al-Qaida linked Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) marching in Raqqa, Syria. Across the broad swath of territory it controls from northern Syria through northern and western Iraq, the extremist group known as the Islamic State has proven to be highly organized governors. (AP Photo/Militant Website, File)


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    In this Tuesday, July 22, 2014 photo, a sign is posted at a checkpoint belonging to the Islamic State group, captured from the Iraqi Army, at the main entrance of Rawah, 175 miles (281 kilometers) northwest of Baghdad, Iraq. Arabic reads,"Islamic State, the Emirate of Anbar, City of Rawah." It has been nearly six weeks since a Sunni militant blitz led by the Islamic State extremist group seized large swaths of northern and western Iraq. (AP Photo) (AP Photo)


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    Sunni radicals with the Islamic State of Iraq have demanded that Iraqi shopkeepers in Mosul cover the faces of all mannequins. (Associated Press)


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