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AFP PHOTO / Odd ANDERSEN

“Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of heaven.”

Children play football as oil wells, set ablaze by retreating Islamic State (IS) jihadists, burn behind them in the town of Qayyarah, some 70 km south of Mosul on November 20, 2016. Locals told AFP that they face a range of health issues including breathing difficulties, and sheperds said they could not sell their livestock as the sheep's fleece was blackened by smoke.

Photo of the Day: November 22, 2016

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