In pictures: Ruined historic grand mosque of al-Nuri in the Old City of Mosul

It was from the pulpit of the 12th century mosque, which the militants blew up last week along with its famous leaning minaret.
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A picture taken on June 30, 2017, shows the destroyed gate of the Al-Nuri Mosque in the Old City of Mosul, as Iraqi government forces continue their offensive to retake the city from ISIL group jihadists. ISIL blew up the mosque and the famed Al-Hadba (hunchback) leaning minaret on June 21 as Iraqi forces closed in. (AHMAD AL-RUBAYE/AFP/Getty Images)
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A picture taken on June 29, 2017, shows the destroyed Al-Nuri Mosque in the Old City of Mosul, during the ongoing offensive to retake the area from ISIL group fighters. (AHMAD AL-RUBAYE/AFP/Getty Images)
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A picture taken on June 30, 2017, shows the destroyed Al-Nuri Mosque in the Old City of Mosul, as Iraqi government forces continue their offensive to retake the city from ISIL group jihadists. ISIL blew up the mosque and the famed Al-Hadba (hunchback) leaning minaret on June 21 as Iraqi forces closed in. (AHMAD AL-RUBAYE/AFP/Getty Images)
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Iraqis flee from the Old City of Mosul, with the destroyed Al-Nuri Mosque seen in the background, on July 2, 2017, as Iraqi government forces continue their offensive to retake the city from ISIL group fighters. Explosions on the evening of June 21, 2017 levelled the mosque where Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi gave his first sermon as leader of the ISIL group, along with its ancient minaret. (AHMAD AL-RUBAYE/AFP/Getty Images)
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A picture taken on July 2, 2017, shows the damaged remains of the destroyed Al-Nuri Mosque in the Old City of Mosul, during the Iraqi government forces' offensive to retake the city from ISIL group fighters. Explosions on the evening of June 21, 2017 levelled the mosque where Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi gave his first sermon as leader of the ISIL group, along with its ancient minaret. (AHMAD AL-RUBAYE/AFP/Getty Images)
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A picture taken on July 2, 2017, shows a general view of the area in the vicinity of the destroyed Al-Nuri Mosque in the Old City of Mosul, during the Iraqi government forces' offensive to retake the city from ISIL group fighters. Explosions on the evening of June 21, 2017 levelled the mosque where Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi gave his first sermon as leader of the ISIL group, along with its ancient minaret. (AHMAD AL-RUBAYE/AFP/Getty Images)
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A picture taken on July 2, 2017, shows the damaged remains of the destroyed Al-Nuri Mosque in the Old City of Mosul, during the Iraqi government forces' offensive to retake the city from ISIL group fighters. Explosions on the evening of June 21, 2017 levelled the mosque where Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi gave his first sermon as leader of the ISIL group, along with its ancient minaret. (AHMAD AL-RUBAYE/AFP/Getty Images)
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A general view taken on June 30, 2017 shows the destroyed Al-Nuri Mosque in the Old City of Mosul, as Iraqi government forces continue their offensive to retake the city from ISIL group jihadists. ISIL blew up the mosque and the famed Al-Hadba (hunchback) leaning minaret on June 21 as Iraqi forces closed in. (AHMAD AL-RUBAYE/AFP/Getty Images)
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A picture taken on June 29, 2017, shows the destroyed Al-Nuri Mosque in the Old City of Mosul, during the ongoing offensive to retake the area from ISIL group fighters. (AHMAD AL-RUBAYE/AFP/Getty Images)
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A picture taken on June 29, 2017, shows the destroyed Al-Nuri Mosque in the Old City of Mosul, during the ongoing offensive to retake the area from ISIL group fighters. (AHMAD AL-RUBAYE/AFP/Getty Images)
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A picture taken on June 29, 2017, shows the destroyed Al-Nuri Mosque in the Old City of Mosul, during the ongoing offensive to retake the area from ISIL group fighters. (AHMAD AL-RUBAYE/AFP/Getty Images)
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A picture taken on June 29, 2017, shows Mosul's destroyed ancient leaning minaret, known as the 'Hadba' (Hunchback), in the Old City of Mosul, during the ongoing offensive to retake the area from ISIL group fighters. (AHMAD AL-RUBAYE/AFP/Getty Images)