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U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry speaks to staff at the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad, Iraq, Monday. Kerry said the fate of Iraq may be decided over the next week and is largely dependent on whether its leaders meet a deadline for starting to build a new government. (AP Photo/Brendan Smialowski, Pool)
Mourners chant slogans against the al-Qaida breakaway group Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant after they bury 15 bodies in the village of Taza Khormato in the northern oil-rich city of Kirkuk, Iraq, Monday, June 23, 2014. On Sunday Sunni militants in control of Besher, a small northern town, handed over to authorities in the northern oil city of Kirkuk the decomposing bodies of 15 Shiites, according to the city's deputy police chief Maj. Gen. Torhan Abdul-Rahman Youssef. Residents of Besher said the Shiites were hung from street lights and a water tank for days but the circumstances of their deaths were not immediately known. (AP Photo/Emad Matti)
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (left) meets with Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki (right) at the Prime Minister's office in Baghdad on Monday. Kerry flew to Baghdad on Monday to meet with Iraq's leaders and personally urge the Shiite-led government to give more power to political opponents before a Sunni insurgency seizes more control across the country and sweeps away hopes for lasting peace. (AP Photo/Brendan Smialowski, Pool)