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Islamic State Militants Overrun Ramadi

Islamic State fighters overran Ramadi in a major defeat for the Iraqi government, tightening their grip on the city, flying black flags on key buildings and setting free prisoners in a drive to win the support of local residents. ​
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Displaced Sunnis fleeing the violence in the city of Ramadi arrive at the outskirts of Baghdad, May 19, 2015. 
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Displaced Sunnis fleeing the violence in the city of Ramadi arrive at the outskirts of Baghdad, May 19, 2015. 

An internally displaced Iraqi Sunni boy sits with his family, who fled the violence in the city of Ramadi, on the outskirts of Baghdad, May 19, 2015. 
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An internally displaced Iraqi Sunni boy sits with his family, who fled the violence in the city of Ramadi, on the outskirts of Baghdad, May 19, 2015. 

An Iraqi Shi'ite fighter walks with his weapon past internally displaced Sunnis fleeing the violence in the city of Ramadi, on the outskirts of Baghdad, May 19, 2015. 
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An Iraqi Shi'ite fighter walks with his weapon past internally displaced Sunnis fleeing the violence in the city of Ramadi, on the outskirts of Baghdad, May 19, 2015. 

Civilians fleeing their hometown of Ramadi pull over at a police checkpoint in Habaniyah, 80 kilometers west of Baghdad, May 18, 2015.
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Civilians fleeing their hometown of Ramadi pull over at a police checkpoint in Habaniyah, 80 kilometers west of Baghdad, May 18, 2015.

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