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As IS group fighters withdrew from the town on Friday, some women burned the niqabs they were forced to wear while men who had lived under a shaving ban cut their beards.
Arab and Kurdish fighters from the Syrian Democratic Forces, backed by air support from the US-led coalition, have successfully wrested control of the city from Islamic State group jihadists. The troops have been welcomed as heroes.
After making a last stand in the city centre, IS group troops left behind a booby-trapped town.
A strategic location in Aleppo province, Manbij is now nearly deserted and few buildings have escaped the fighting unscathed.