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Iraqi protesters retake bridge and block port

Iraqi demonstrators burn tires during the ongoing anti-government protests in Najaf, Iraq November 18, 2019. Protesters are demanding the overthrow of a political class seen as corrupt and beholden to foreign interests. Unsatisfied by government reform promises they see as meagre, many have turned to civil disobedience tactics. REUTERS/Alaa al-Marjani

Iraqi demonstrators burn tires during the ongoing anti-government protests in Najaf, Iraq November 18, 2019. Protesters are demanding the overthrow of a political class seen as corrupt and beholden to foreign interests. Unsatisfied by government...more

Iraqi demonstrators burn tires during the ongoing anti-government protests in Najaf, Iraq November 18, 2019. Protesters are demanding the overthrow of a political class seen as corrupt and beholden to foreign interests. Unsatisfied by government reform promises they see as meagre, many have turned to civil disobedience tactics. REUTERS/Alaa al-Marjani
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A general view shows the entrance of Umm Qasr Port, south of Basra, Iraq November 18, 2019. At least 315 people have been killed since the start of mass unrest in Baghdad and southern Iraq in early October, the largest demonstrations since the fall of Saddam Hussein in 2003. REUTERS/Essam al-Sudani

A general view shows the entrance of Umm Qasr Port, south of Basra, Iraq November 18, 2019. At least 315 people have been killed since the start of mass unrest in Baghdad and southern Iraq in early October, the largest demonstrations since the fall...more

A general view shows the entrance of Umm Qasr Port, south of Basra, Iraq November 18, 2019. At least 315 people have been killed since the start of mass unrest in Baghdad and southern Iraq in early October, the largest demonstrations since the fall of Saddam Hussein in 2003. REUTERS/Essam al-Sudani
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An Iraqi demonstrator burns tires during the ongoing anti-government protests in Najaf, Iraq November 18, 2019. REUTERS/Alaa al-Marjani

An Iraqi demonstrator burns tires during the ongoing anti-government protests in Najaf, Iraq November 18, 2019. REUTERS/Alaa al-Marjani

An Iraqi demonstrator burns tires during the ongoing anti-government protests in Najaf, Iraq November 18, 2019. REUTERS/Alaa al-Marjani
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Trucks are jammed at the Umm Qasr port, as demonstrators block the entrance during the ongoing anti-government protests, south of Basra, Iraq November 18, 2019. REUTERS/Essam al-Sudani

Trucks are jammed at the Umm Qasr port, as demonstrators block the entrance during the ongoing anti-government protests, south of Basra, Iraq November 18, 2019. REUTERS/Essam al-Sudani

Trucks are jammed at the Umm Qasr port, as demonstrators block the entrance during the ongoing anti-government protests, south of Basra, Iraq November 18, 2019. REUTERS/Essam al-Sudani
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An Iraqi man rides his motorbike as demonstrators burn tires during the ongoing anti-government protests in Najaf, Iraq November 18, 2019. REUTERS/Alaa al-Marjani

An Iraqi man rides his motorbike as demonstrators burn tires during the ongoing anti-government protests in Najaf, Iraq November 18, 2019. REUTERS/Alaa al-Marjani

An Iraqi man rides his motorbike as demonstrators burn tires during the ongoing anti-government protests in Najaf, Iraq November 18, 2019. REUTERS/Alaa al-Marjani
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A demonstrator shows an empty tear gas canister used during the ongoing anti-government protests in Baghdad, Iraq November 18, 2019. REUTERS/Abdullah Dhiaa al-Deen

A demonstrator shows an empty tear gas canister used during the ongoing anti-government protests in Baghdad, Iraq November 18, 2019. REUTERS/Abdullah Dhiaa al-Deen

A demonstrator shows an empty tear gas canister used during the ongoing anti-government protests in Baghdad, Iraq November 18, 2019. REUTERS/Abdullah Dhiaa al-Deen
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Demonstrators gesture as they take part in the ongoing anti-government protests at Ahrar bridge in Baghdad, Iraq November 18, 2019. REUTERS/Abdullah Dhiaa al-Deen

Demonstrators gesture as they take part in the ongoing anti-government protests at Ahrar bridge in Baghdad, Iraq November 18, 2019. REUTERS/Abdullah Dhiaa al-Deen

Demonstrators gesture as they take part in the ongoing anti-government protests at Ahrar bridge in Baghdad, Iraq November 18, 2019. REUTERS/Abdullah Dhiaa al-Deen
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An Iraqi demonstrator wears a mask near burning tires during ongoing anti-government protests in Najaf, Iraq November 18, 2019. REUTERS/Alaa al-Marjani

An Iraqi demonstrator wears a mask near burning tires during ongoing anti-government protests in Najaf, Iraq November 18, 2019. REUTERS/Alaa al-Marjani

An Iraqi demonstrator wears a mask near burning tires during ongoing anti-government protests in Najaf, Iraq November 18, 2019. REUTERS/Alaa al-Marjani
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Iraqi demonstrators smash concrete walls at Sinak Bridge during the ongoing anti-government protests, in Baghdad, Iraq November 16, 2019. REUTERS/Wissm al-Okili

Iraqi demonstrators smash concrete walls at Sinak Bridge during the ongoing anti-government protests, in Baghdad, Iraq November 16, 2019. REUTERS/Wissm al-Okili

Iraqi demonstrators smash concrete walls at Sinak Bridge during the ongoing anti-government protests, in Baghdad, Iraq November 16, 2019. REUTERS/Wissm al-Okili
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Iraqi demonstrators smash concrete walls at Sinak Bridge during the ongoing anti-government protests, in Baghdad, Iraq November 16, 2019. REUTERS/Wissm al-Okili

Iraqi demonstrators smash concrete walls at Sinak Bridge during the ongoing anti-government protests, in Baghdad, Iraq November 16, 2019. REUTERS/Wissm al-Okili

Iraqi demonstrators smash concrete walls at Sinak Bridge during the ongoing anti-government protests, in Baghdad, Iraq November 16, 2019. REUTERS/Wissm al-Okili
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Demonstrators gesture as they take part in the ongoing anti-government protests at Ahrar bridge in Baghdad, Iraq November 18, 2019. REUTERS/Abdullah Dhiaa al-Deen

Demonstrators gesture as they take part in the ongoing anti-government protests at Ahrar bridge in Baghdad, Iraq November 18, 2019. REUTERS/Abdullah Dhiaa al-Deen

Demonstrators gesture as they take part in the ongoing anti-government protests at Ahrar bridge in Baghdad, Iraq November 18, 2019. REUTERS/Abdullah Dhiaa al-Deen
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An Iraqi demonstrator gestures during the ongoing anti-government protests in Najaf, Iraq November 18, 2019. REUTERS/Alaa al-Marjani

An Iraqi demonstrator gestures during the ongoing anti-government protests in Najaf, Iraq November 18, 2019. REUTERS/Alaa al-Marjani

An Iraqi demonstrator gestures during the ongoing anti-government protests in Najaf, Iraq November 18, 2019. REUTERS/Alaa al-Marjani
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Demonstrators clean the road during the ongoing anti-government protests in Baghdad, Iraq November 18, 2019. REUTERS/Abdullah Dhiaa al-Deen

Demonstrators clean the road during the ongoing anti-government protests in Baghdad, Iraq November 18, 2019. REUTERS/Abdullah Dhiaa al-Deen

Demonstrators clean the road during the ongoing anti-government protests in Baghdad, Iraq November 18, 2019. REUTERS/Abdullah Dhiaa al-Deen
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Demonstrators rest as they take part in the ongoing anti-government protests at Ahrar bridge in Baghdad, Iraq November 18, 2019. REUTERS/Abdullah Dhiaa al-Deen

Demonstrators rest as they take part in the ongoing anti-government protests at Ahrar bridge in Baghdad, Iraq November 18, 2019. REUTERS/Abdullah Dhiaa al-Deen

Demonstrators rest as they take part in the ongoing anti-government protests at Ahrar bridge in Baghdad, Iraq November 18, 2019. REUTERS/Abdullah Dhiaa al-Deen
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Demonstrators gather at Sinak Bridge during the ongoing anti-government protests, in Baghdad, Iraq November 16, 2019. REUTERS/Thaier al-Sudani

Demonstrators gather at Sinak Bridge during the ongoing anti-government protests, in Baghdad, Iraq November 16, 2019. REUTERS/Thaier al-Sudani

Demonstrators gather at Sinak Bridge during the ongoing anti-government protests, in Baghdad, Iraq November 16, 2019. REUTERS/Thaier al-Sudani
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