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Gorsel : Reuters photographer Asmaa Waguih spent time with women fighters at a Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) military base on Mount Sinjar in northwest Iraq.

kurdish women fighting Isis

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Egypt | June 30, 2013

1. A protester waves a national flag as Egyptians gather in Tahrir Square during a demonstration against President Mohammed Morsi in Cairo on June 30, 2013. (Amr Nabil/AP)

2. An anti-Mursi protester chants slogans during a massive protest in Alexandria on June 30, 2013. (Asmaa Waguih/Reuters)

3. A protester waves a national flag from the top of a light pole during a demonstration in Tahrir Square in Cairo on June 30, 2013. (Manu Brabo/AP)

4. Protesters gather during a demonstration at Tahrir Square in Cairo on June 30, 2013. (Mohamed Abd El Ghany/Reuters)

5. A picture taken on June 30, 2013 shows laser lights directed by Egyptian protestors on a military helicopter flying over the presidential palace in Cairo, as hundreds of thousands of Egyptian demonstrators gather during a protest calling for the ouster of President Mohamed Morsi. (Khaled Desouki/AFP/Getty Images)

6. Opponents of  Morsi protest, some with green lasers, outside the presidential palace, in Cairo on June 30, 2013. (Hassan Ammar/AP)

7. Opponents of Morsi wave national flags and chant slogans during a protest outside the presidential palace, in Cairo on June 30, 2013. (Khalil Hamra/AP)

8. Protesters lit a flare during a protest at Tahrir Square in Cairo on June 30, 2013. (Mohamed Abd El Ghany/Reuters)

9. An Egyptian protester attacks the Muslim Brotherhood headquarters in the Mokattam district in Cairo on June 30, 2013. (Manu Brabo/AP)

10. Protesters gather during a demonstration at Tahrir Square in Cairo on June 30, 2013. (Mohamed Abd El Ghany/Reuters)

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PKK

Reuters photographer Asmaa Waguih spent time with women fighters at a Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) military base on Mount Sinjar in northwest Iraq. Islamic State (Isis) militants overpowered Kurdish forces in the Sinjar area of Iraq last August and proceeded to purge its Yazidi population – an ancient, predominantly Kurdish people who follow their own religion – killing hundreds and taking thousands captive.

Ever since the Islamic State took over Mount Sinjar and declared its cross-border caliphate last year, many Yazidis have joined forces with PKK fighters and Kurdish peshmerga fighters from Iraq to fight Islamic State and free the rest of Sinjar.

Male and women fighters work together, side by side, though they live separately. Most are aged between 18 and 25. Relationships are forbidden; male and females alike choose to sacrifice their personal lives for the cause they believe in.

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A dancer lets a Russian tourist practice the traditional tannoura dance at a cafe in the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt November 10, 2015. (Photo by Asmaa Waguih/Reuters)

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Today in Egypt – Morsi supporters and opponents rally

1. A girl waves the national flag as opponents of President Mohammed Morsi protest outside the defense ministry in Cairo on June 28, 2013. (Hassan Ammar/AP)

2. Anti-Mursi protesters carry a banner saying “leave” while chanting anti-Mursi and anti-Muslim Brotherhood slogans in Tahrir Square in Cairo on June 28, 2013. (Asmaa Waguih/Reuters)

3. Anti-Mursi protesters chant slogans in Tahrir Square in Cairo on June 28, 2013. (Asmaa Waguih/Reuters)

4. An anti-Mursi protester uses his sandal to beat a crossed-out picture of President Mohamed Mursi during a protest in Tahrir Square in Cairo on June 28, 2013. (Asmaa Waguih/Reuters)

5. Anti-Mursi protesters carry a picture of President Mohamed Mursi and former president Hosni Mubarak as they protest in Tahrir Square in Cairo on June 28, 2013. (Asmaa Waguih/Reuters)

6. An anti-Mursi protester carrying her child chants slogans in Tahrir Square in Cairo on June 28, 2013. (Asmaa Waguih/Reuters)

7. An Egyptian diver holds a sign and a flag during a protest against President Mohamed Mursi underwater in Colored Canyon in Sharm el-Sheikh on June 28, 2013. (Reuters)

8. Members of the brotherhood and supporters of President Mohamed Mursi shout slogans during a protest around the Raba El-Adwyia mosque square in the suburb of Nasr City, Cairo on June 28, 2013. The sign reads, “happy new presidential year we hope to congratulate after the four years”. (Mohamed Abd El Ghany/Reuters)

9. Supporters of Mohammed Morsi fill a public square outside the Rabia el-Adawiya Mosque in Cairo during a rally in Cairo on June 28, 2013. (AP)

10. A man waits at train stop in front of the presidential palace, days ahead of planned protests against the country’s Islamist President Mohammed Morsi in Cairo on June 28, 2013. Arabic reads, “leave, left, evacuation day” (Hassan Ammar/AP)

  A female Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) fighter stands near a security position in Sinjar, on March 13, 2015. Women fighters at a PKK base on Mount Sinjar in northwest Iraq, just like their male counterparts, have to be ready for action at any time. Many of the women have cut links with their families back home; the fighters come from all corners of the Kurdish region.            

  Asmaa Waguih/Reuters                                    

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1. Egyptians break their fast during a holy month of Ramadan in Cairo, Egyp.(AP Photo/Amr Nabil)

2. Children play in the yard of al-Azhar mosque while their families pray inside the mosque during the holy month of Ramadan in Cairo.(Reuters/Asmaa Waguih)

3. A boy sells balloons as people wait for a cruise to sail on the river Nile in central Cairo during the holy month of Ramadan (Photo/Reuters)

4.People breaking the fast in old Cairo (Photo/Mai Shaheen) 

5. Muslims read the Quran while others rest at al-Azhar mosque hours before breaking their fast during the holy month of Ramadan in Cairo. (Reuters/Asmaa Waguih)

6.An Egyptian man carries a traditional handcrafted Fanous used by Egyptians during Ramadan as sheeps graze in the street of Cairo. (Gianluigi Guercia/AFP/GettyImages)  

7.  Egyptian Mohammed al Tonsi,  bangs a drum and chants religious songs as he walks along a decorated street marking Ramadan in Cairo, Egypt,  Al Tonsi is a “Musahharati” who wakes faithful Muslims for their prayers and pre-dawn meal during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.(AP/Amr Nabil)

8.  A vendor cooks food in the old city of Cairo, during the holy month of Ramadan in Cairo, Egypt. (Xinhua/Wissam Nassar)   

9. Muslims perform evening prayers during the holy month of Ramadan, outside a mosque in Cairo.(Reuters/Asmaa Waguih)

10. Egyptians have tea and hookah at a cafe adorn with decoration after breaking their fast in Cairo during the holy month of Ramadan.(Mai Shaheen)

Protesters try to scale an apartment building to put out a fire that began when a tear gas canister was thrown into the building during clashes betwen police and protesters, near the Interior Ministry in Cairo, February 3, 2012. Egyptians incensed by the deaths of 74 people in soccer violence staged protests in central Cairo as the army-led government came under fire for failing to prevent the deadliest incident since the overthrow of Hosni Mubarak.

REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih