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Dozens of people demonstrate in the southern Iraqi port city of Basra, four days after security forces opened fire killing one person during a protest against unemployment.

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A group of Mosul residents celebrates, as the Iraqi city marks one year since pro-government forces recaptured it from the Islamic State group.

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In southern Iraq, fields where rice has been sown for centuries now lie bare for lack of water…. This season many farmers have not planted the treasured amber rice local to Diwaniyah province because of an unusually harsh drought.

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Iraqi forces launch a major operation against remnants of the Islamic State group following public anger over the jihadists’ murder of a group of abducted civilians:

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The mandate for Iraq’s parliament has expired – with no new leadership confirmed.

The country’s still waiting for the results of a manual recount of suspect ballots from last month’s election.

That’s due to get under way in some regions on Tuesday and will take about two weeks – leaving Iraq in political limbo.

Al Jazeera‘s Mohamed Vall explains:

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As the summer heat increases in Iraq, Baghdad residents now get to enjoy a new water park, opened as a trial-run in the capital during the Eid al-Fitr religious holiday.

The park’s capacity is 5,000 people, making it the largest indoor water park in the country.

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Farmers in Iraq’s southern agricultural province of Diwaniyah were left fuming this week after the country’s agriculture ministry announced it would suspend the cultivation of rice, corn and other cereals that demand large amounts of water because of an unusually bad drought.

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UNHCR Special Envoy Angelina Jolie visits West Mosul, less than a year after the city’s liberation.

The visit marks Jolie’s 61st mission – and her fifth visit to Iraq – with the UN Refugee Agency since 2001.

She arrives in the city on the second day of the Eid al-Fitr, the Muslim holiday marking the end of Ramadan.

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Entire cities, including western Mosul and Ramadi, have been destroyed in the war against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL, also known as ISIS) group in Iraq.

The Iraqi government says large-scale reconstruction across the country hasn’t started yet because it doesn’t have the money.

About $90 billion is needed to rebuild the country after 15 years of war since the fall of Saddam Hussein in 2003, but Iraq’s allies pledged only $30bn At a donor conference in February.

Al Jazeera‘s Charles Stratford reports from Iraq’s capital Baghdad: