Kurdish Peshmerga troops and tanks are deployed on the outskirts of Kirkuk

 
Kurdish Peshmerga troops and tanks are deployed on the outskirts of Kirkuk
Kurdish Peshmerga troops and tanks are deployed on the outskirts of Kirkuk, some 250km (155 miles) north of Baghdad December 3, 2012. Iraq's Kurdish region has sent reinforcements to a disputed area where its troops are involved in a standoff with the Iraqi army, a senior Kurdish military official said, despite calls on both sides for dialogue to calm the situation. Picture taken December 3, 2012. REUTERS/Ako Rasheed
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