Iraqi forces flash the sign for victory as they drive towards Kurdish peshmerga positions on on the southern outskirts of Kirkuk on October 15, 2017.
The presidents of Iraq and Iraqi Kurdistan held talks to defuse an escalating crisis, after a deadline for Kurdish forces to withdraw from disputed positions was extended by 24 hours. / AFP PHOTO / AHMAD AL-RUBAYE        (Photo credit should read AHMAD AL-RUBAYE/AFP/Getty Images)