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In pictures: Children go back to school in Mosul

Iraqi children of Oreij, south of Mosul are flocking to enrol in their reopened schools, determined not to waste another day.

In pictures: Children go back to school in Mosul
Iraqi children sit in a classroom after they return a school in the village of Oreij, south of Mosul, after it was retaken by Iraqi forces, on February 15, 2017. (AHMAD AL-RUBAYE/AFP/Getty Images)
In pictures: Children go back to school in Mosul
Iraqi children sit in a classroom after they return a school in the village of Oreij, south of Mosul, after it was retaken by Iraqi forces, on February 15, 2017. (AHMAD AL-RUBAYE/AFP/Getty Images)
In pictures: Children go back to school in Mosul
An Iraqi teacher gives a class to children they returned to a school in the village of Oreij, south of Mosul, after it was retaken by Iraqi forces, on February 15, 2017. (AHMAD AL-RUBAYE/AFP/Getty Images)
In pictures: Children go back to school in Mosul
Iraqi children sit in a classroom after they return a school in the village of Oreij, south of Mosul, after it was retaken by Iraqi forces, on February 15, 2017. (AHMAD AL-RUBAYE/AFP/Getty Images)
In pictures: Children go back to school in Mosul
Iraqi children sit in a classroom after they return a school in the village of Oreij, south of Mosul, after it was retaken by Iraqi forces, on February 15, 2017. (AHMAD AL-RUBAYE/AFP/Getty Images)
In pictures: Children go back to school in Mosul
Iraqi children sit in a classroom after they return a school in the village of Oreij, south of Mosul, after it was retaken by Iraqi forces, on February 15, 2017. (AHMAD AL-RUBAYE/AFP/Getty Images)
In pictures: Children go back to school in Mosul
Iraqi children sit in a classroom after they return a school in the village of Oreij, south of Mosul, after it was retaken by Iraqi forces, on February 15, 2017. (AHMAD AL-RUBAYE/AFP/Getty Images)
In pictures: Children go back to school in Mosul
Iraqi children sit in a classroom after they return a school in the village of Oreij, south of Mosul, after it was retaken by Iraqi forces, on February 15, 2017. (AHMAD AL-RUBAYE/AFP/Getty Images)