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The congregation lines up to receive the holy communion from Abusharnad Alisoo during Easter Mass at the Mary Yohanna Church, damaged in the war when Iraqi forces liberated the city from Islamic State in Qaraqosh, Iraq.

 (Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times)
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Abusharnad Alisoo brings out the holy communion during Easter Mass at the Mary Yohanna Church, damaged in the war when Iraqi forces liberated the city from Islamic State in Qaraqosh, Iraq.

 (Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times)
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Abusharnad Alisoo blesses a child during holy communion for Easter Mass at the Mary Yohanna Church, damaged in the war when Iraqi forces liberated the city from Islamic State in Qaraqosh, Iraq.

 (Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times)
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The congregation, including soldiers from the Nineveh Protective Unit, line up to receive the holy communion from Abusharnad Alisoo during Easter Mass at the Mary Yohanna Church, damaged in the war when Iraqi forces liberated the city from Islamic State in Qaraqosh, Iraq.

 (Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times)
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Abusharnad Alisoo delivers a session during Easter Mass at the Mary Yohanna Church, damaged in the war when Iraqi forces liberated the city from Islamic State in Qaraqosh, Iraq.

 (Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times)
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The congregation stands in prayer during Easter Mass at the Mary Yohanna Church, damaged in the war when Iraqi forces liberated the city from Islamic State in Qaraqosh, Iraq.

 (Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times)
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Anosa Razwan, 3, wanders around the damaged church courtyard during Easter Mass at the Mary Yohanna Church in Qaraqosh, Iraq.

 (Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times)
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Soldiers attend Easter Mass at the Mary Yohanna Church, damaged in the war when Iraqi forces liberated the city from Islamic State in Qaraqosh, Iraq.

 (Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times)
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Soldiers stand guard during Easter Mass at the Mary Yohanna Church, damaged in the war when Iraqi forces liberated the city from Islamic State in Qaraqosh, Iraq.

 (Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times)
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Razwan Paul Sony holds on to his daughter, Anosa Razwan, 3, during Easter Mass at the Mary Yohanna Church, damaged in the war when Iraqi forces liberated the city from Islamic State in Qaraqosh, Iraq.

 (Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times)
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Razwan Paul Sony, his wife, Lina Hannah, and their children walk past a destroyed cross as they visit the grave of Sony’s mother to observe Easter traditions in Qaraqosh, Iraq.

 (Marcus Yam / Los Angeles Times)
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