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A general view shows destruction the day after a suicide bombing targeting a checkpoint at a main southern entrance to Baghdad, on March 30, 2017. | AFP

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Iraqi policemen stand guard at Basra railway station in Basra, southeast of Baghdad, May 13, 2014. China has recently delivered two brand new diesel trains to Iraq. The trains are the first of a fleet of ten trains to be delivered by China in stages within a year in accordance with a deal signed by the Iraqi Republic Railways with China in 2012 as part of an ambitious plan to modernise and upgrade the country’s dilapidated railway system. REUTERS/Essam Al-Sudani

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Supporters of Nouri al-Maliki hold posters of him in Baghdad, Monday. Photo Ahmed Saad. Reuters

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A worker walks at Nahr Bin Umar oil field, north of Basra, Iraq December 21, 2015. REUTERS/Essam Al-Sudani/Files

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Men sit at a floating cafe on a ferry docked on the shores of the Shatt al-Arab waterway in Basra, 420 km (260 miles) southeast of Baghdad, May 24, 2011. For the hip and trendy in Iraq’s southern oil city of Basra, a warm spring evening spent puffing a water pipe or drinking tea on a boat that was once used to smuggle oil is just the ticket. Ferries used to smuggle crude, weapons and people in the mayhem that followed the 2003 overthrow of dictator Saddam Hussein have been transformed into floating cafes as the shore of the Shatt al-Arab waterway reclaims its role as a nightlife hotspot. Picture taken May 24, 2011. REUTERS/Atef Hassan (IRAQ – Tags: SOCIETY TRANSPORT BUSINESS)