A picture taken on May 31, 2015 shows Iraqi flags fluttering in front of a tank for oil at al-Fao (also spelled al-Faw) storage terminal, located on the al-Fao Peninsula, south of the Iraqi province of Basra. AFP PHOTO / HAIDAR MOHAMMED ALI
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