Mindanao in Pictures: 2001 to 2021 (Part 7 of 10)

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Riot police exercise maximum tolerance as hundreds of farmers from North Cotabato block a portion of the Davao-Cotabato highway in Kidapawan City on 30 March 2016. The farmers were demanding 15,000 sacks of rice as calamity assistance for those affected in the El Niño phenomenon. Three were killed when policemen dispersed the protesters. MindaNews photo by TOTO LOZANO
President-elect and Mayor Rodrigo Duterte delivers his farewell speech before hundreds of employees of the City Government of Davao on 27 June 2016. Duterte served as mayor of the city for 22 years. MindaNews Photo
President Rodrigo Duterte, joined by his children, takes his oath as the 16th President of the Philippines at the Rizal Hall in Malacañan Palace on 30 June 2016. Duterte is the country’s 16th President and the first Mindanawon to lead the nation. Photo: Malacañang News and Information Bureau
Davao City Mayor Sara Duterte-Carpio leads the offering of candles and flowers for the victims a day after the 2 September 2016 Roxas Night Market bombing where 15 people died and 69 others injured. MindaNews Photo
Maguindanao women wearing inaul malongs join the First Inaul Festival in the municipality of Buluan, Maguindanao on 9 February 2017. The colorful Maguindanao hand-woven cloth is also used for decorations and other accessories. MindaNews photo by FERDINANDH CABRERA
Moro National Liberation Front founding chair Nur Misuari agitates the crowd during a lecture on Bangsamoro and Federalism at the Royal Mandaya Hotel in Davao City on 21 May 2017. MindaNews photo by MANMAN DEJETO
An Army soldier walks along the long queue of vehicles fleeing the fighting in Marawi City a day after Maute rebels attacked the country’s Islamic City on 23 May 2017. MindaNews photo by FROILAN GALLARDO
Mother and daughter flee the fighting in Marawi City when Maute rebels attacked on 23 May 2017. MindaNews photo by FROILAN GALLARDO
Army Scout rangers take cover behind a military truck after Maute gunmen fired shots at them in Marawi City on 27 May 2017. MindaNews photo by FROILAN GALLARDO
Child evacuees take a nap on the floor in one of the classrooms in Iligan City on 6 June 2017 as thousands of Meranaws fled Marawi for safety. MindaNews photo by AUBREY ROCIN LLAMAS
Evacuees from Marawi City and their supporters call for an end to martial law in Mindanao during a forum in Iligan City on 27 July 2017. MindaNews photo by H. MARCOS C. MORDENO
President Rodrigo Duterte arrives on 17 October 2017 to declare the liberation of Marawi City from the clutches of the ISIS-inspired Maute rebels. MindaNews photo by MANMAN DEJETO

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