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In this picture taken on Sunday, Feb. 9, 2014, Iraqi Security forces stand guard during security deployment in Ramadi, 70 miles (115 kilometers) west of Baghdad, Iraq. Sporadic clashes continued Tuesday in some parts of Ramadi, with only limited success by security forces. Meanwhile, in Fallujah, masked and armed al-Qaida-linked militants in traditional Afghani two-piece clothing were seen in the city’s main intersections, checking IDs of passers-by. Al-Qaida-led militants are battling for control of mainly Sunni areas to the west of the Iraqi capital in a key test of the Shiite-led government’s ability to maintain security in the country more than two years after the withdrawal of U.S. troops. (AP Photo)