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In pictures: German Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen travels to Iraq

Leyen meets with Iraqi President Fuad Masum and the president of Iraq's autonomous Kurdish region Massud Barzani for talks

In pictures: German Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen travels to Iraq
German Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen (C-L) shakes hands with Iraqi President Fuad Masum (C-R) after talks in Baghdad, on September 22, 2016. (Michael Kappeler/AFP/Getty Images)
In pictures: German Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen travels to Iraq
German Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen (L) is welcomed by the president of Iraq's autonomous Kurdish region Massud Barzani on September 23, 2016 in Arbil. (Stringer/AFP/Getty Images)
In pictures: German Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen travels to Iraq
German Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen (R) is welcomed by Iraqi President Fuad Masum (C-R) prior to talks in Baghdad, on September 22, 2016. (Michael Kappeler/AFP/Getty Images)
In pictures: German Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen travels to Iraq
German Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen (L) meets with the president of Iraq's autonomous Kurdish region Massud Barzani on September 23, 2016 in Arbil. (Stringer/AFP/Getty Images)
In pictures: German Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen travels to Iraq
German Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen (L) walks next to Nechirvan Barzani, leader of the Kurdish region in Erbil on September 23, 2016. (Michael Kappeler/AFP/Getty Images)
In pictures: German Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen travels to Iraq
German Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen (C) is met by German ambassador Franz Josef Kremp (L) and Iraqi General Salah al-Din upon her arrival in Iraq for talks on September 21, 2016. (Michael Kappeler/AFP/Getty Images)
In pictures: German Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen travels to Iraq
German Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen (C) speaks with officers onboard an aircraft to Iraq for talks on September 21, 2016. (Michael Kappeler/AFP/Getty Images)
In pictures: German Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen travels to Iraq
German Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen (C-R) and the Chief of Staff of the Iraqi Army Othman al-Ghanimi (C-L) stand in front of a wall with portraits of fallen soldiers after talks at the Defence Ministry in Baghdad, on September 22, 2016. (Michael Kappeler/AFP/Getty Images)
In pictures: German Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen travels to Iraq
German Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen (2nd L) poses with the Chief of Staff of the Iraqi Army Othman al-Ghanimi (2nd R) and other representatives of the Iraqi Army after talks at the Defence Ministry in Baghdad, on September 22, 2016. (Michael Kappeler/AFP/Getty Images)
In pictures: German Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen travels to Iraq
German Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen (C) meets with soldiers of international troups in the camp Union III in Bagdad on September 22, 2016. (Michael Kappeler/AFP/Getty Images)
In pictures: German Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen travels to Iraq
German Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen boards an aircraft in Berlin to travel to Iraq for talks on September 21, 2016. (Michael Kappeler/AFP/Getty Images)