Iraq Declares State Of Emergency After Military Setback

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Iraqi policemen stand guard on a roof of a military base in Baghdad,... News Photo2014 Northern Iraq Offensive,Baghdad,Carefree,Conflict,Constitution,Crisis,Emergencies and Disasters,Government,Guarding,Horizontal,Iraq,Iraqi Prime Minister,Military,Military Base,Nouri al-Maliki,Office,Panoramic,Parliament Building,Police Force,President,Rescue Worker,Roof,WarPhotographer Collection: AFP Iraqi policemen stand guard on a roof of a military base in Baghdad, on June 11, 2014, after the parliament had received a joint request from Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki and the president's office to declare a state of emergency -- the procedure laid down in the constitution. Jihadists seized in the city of Mosul, Iraq's second and Nineveh province on June 10, in a major blow to the government apparently unable to halt the progress of armed. AFP PHOTO/AHMAD AL-RUBAYE (Photo credit should read AHMAD AL-RUBAYE/AFP/Getty Images)