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Iraqi men demonstrate in Basra on August 3, 2018.Iraq has been gripped by protests over power outages, unemployment, state mismanagement and a lack of clean water. The demonstrations -- during which 14 people have been killed in clashes -- erupted in the neglected southern province of Basra, home to Iraq's only sea port, before spreading north including to Baghdad. / AFP PHOTO / Haidar MOHAMMED ALI

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