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Lead Image Caption: A Kurdish man holds a flag during a religious service for two People's Protection Units (YPG) fighters killed in the Syrian town of Kobani, in Caykara, on the Turkey-Syria border Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014. Kobani, also known as Ayn Arab, and its surrounding areas, has been under assault by extremists of the Islamic State group since mid-September and is being defended by Kurdish fighters. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)
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