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epa04307447 An Iraqi man prays at the Al-Noori Al-Kabeer mosque, next to flag used by the Islamic State (IS), in Mosul city, northern Iraq, 09 July 2014. Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of the Sunni extremist group Islamic State appeared for the first time on 04 July at Al-Noori Al-Kabeer mosque in Mosul city, as he was purportedly delivering the noon prayer’s sermon. Fighters of IS, an al-Qaeda splinter group, have in recent weeks seized large parts of northern and western Iraq, including Mosul, and made a swift advance to capture a string of towns stretching south towards Baghdad. EPA/STR