In pictures: Ruined museum of Mosul

Mosul Museum after it was recaptured by government forces
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The remains of carved feet of a 'Lamassu' statue, an Assyrian deity often depicted as a winged-bull with a human head, stands inside the destroyed museum of Mosul. (AHMAD GHARABLI/AFP/Getty Images)
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A general view shows the damage inside the destroyed museum of Mosul. (AHMAD AL-RUBAYE/AFP/Getty Images)
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A damaged artefact stands inside the destroyed museum of Mosul. (AHMAD GHARABLI/AFP/Getty Images)
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A general view shows the damage inside the destroyed museum of Mosul. (AHMAD AL-RUBAYE/AFP/Getty Images)
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Debris lie on the ground in the destroyed museum of Mosul. (AHMAD GHARABLI/AFP/Getty Images)
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A general view shows the damage inside the destroyed museum of Mosul. (AHMAD AL-RUBAYE/AFP/Getty Images)
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The remains of carved wing a 'Lamassu' statue, an Assyrian deity often depicted as a winged-bull with a human head, stands inside the destroyed museum of Mosul. (AHMAD GHARABLI/AFP/Getty Images)
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A member of the Iraqi forces holds damaged artefacts inside the destroyed museum of Mosul. (AHMAD AL-RUBAYE/AFP/Getty Images)
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A general view shows a destroyed artefact at the museum of Mosul. (AHMAD AL-RUBAYE/AFP/Getty Images)
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A member of the Iraqi forces inspects the damage inside the museum of Mosul. (AHMAD AL-RUBAYE/AFP/Getty Images)
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Facade of the Mosul Museum after it was recaptured by govnerment forces during the ongoing offensive to retake the city from ISIL group fighters. (AHMAD AL-RUBAYE/AFP/Getty Images)