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Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Militants lay siege to Iraq's largest oil refinery

Iraqi men flash victory signs as they leave the main military recruiting center to join the army in Baghdad, Iraq, Tuesday after authorities urged Iraqis to help battle insurgents. Hundreds of young Iraqi men gripped by religious and nationalistic fervor streamed into volunteer centers across Baghdad, answering a call by the country's top Shiite cleric to join the fight against Sunni militants in the north.