Militants seize 2 Iraqi cities, vow to march on Baghdad

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Kurdish policemen stand guard while refugees from Mosul head to the self-ruled northern Kurdish region outside Irbil, 217 miles (350 kilometers) north of Baghdad, Iraq, Wednesday, June. 11, 2014. The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, the al-Qaida breakaway group, on Monday and Tuesday took over much of Mosul in Iraq and then swept into the city of Tikrit further south. An estimated half a million residents fled Mosul, the economically important city. (AP Photo)