Photos: A wedding in Marawi, as peace returns after the siege

Paulo, a resident of Marawi who was dislocated due to fighting between government troops and IS-inspired militants married Katty Mikunug on October 21, 2017. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte recently declared Marawi liberated, after nearly five months of fierce battles inside the besieged city. This has also sparked hopes among hundreds of thousands residents that life could soon attain normalcy.

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Bride Katty Malang Mikunug (R ), kneels before Paulo Mamayo Ambor, 22, during their wedding on October 21, 2017, in Saguiaran, southern Philippines. Paulo, a resident of Marawi who was displaced by fighting between government troops and IS-inspired militants, wed Katty Mikunug, a resident of an adjacent town in Saguiaran. (Jes Aznar / Getty Images)

Bride Katty Malang Mikunug (R ), kneels before Paulo Mamayo Ambor, 22, during their wedding on October 21, 2017, in Saguiaran, southern Philippines. Paulo, a resident of Marawi who was displaced by fighting between government troops and IS-inspired militants, wed Katty Mikunug, a resident of an adjacent town in Saguiaran. (Jes Aznar / Getty Images)

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Katty Malang Mikunug takes a selfie in her wedding dress in Saguiaran, Philippines. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte declared Marawi liberated following the death of Abu Sayyaf leader Isnilon Hapilon and one of the Maute brothers, Omar Maute, after nearly five months of fierce urban battle inside the besieged city. The fighting started May 23, 2017 and left more than 1,000 dead, and displaced at least 400,000 people. (Jes Aznar / Getty Images)

Katty Malang Mikunug takes a selfie in her wedding dress in Saguiaran, Philippines. Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte declared Marawi liberated following the death of Abu Sayyaf leader Isnilon Hapilon and one of the Maute brothers, Omar Maute, after nearly five months of fierce urban battle inside the besieged city. The fighting started May 23, 2017 and left more than 1,000 dead, and displaced at least 400,000 people. (Jes Aznar / Getty Images)

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Friends and family members get their makeup done before the wedding of Katty Malang Mikunug and Paulo Mamayo Ambor. (Jes Aznar / Getty Images)

Friends and family members get their makeup done before the wedding of Katty Malang Mikunug and Paulo Mamayo Ambor. (Jes Aznar / Getty Images)

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The bride and groom enter the room where there wedding ceremony took place in Saguiaran, Philippines. Displaced Marawi residents made the best of this situation after the fierce urban battle. (Jes Aznar / Getty Images)

The bride and groom enter the room where there wedding ceremony took place in Saguiaran, Philippines. Displaced Marawi residents made the best of this situation after the fierce urban battle. (Jes Aznar / Getty Images)

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Friends and family of Paul Ambor and Katty Mikunug attend the wedding at its venue. (Jes Aznar / Getty Images)

Friends and family of Paul Ambor and Katty Mikunug attend the wedding at its venue. (Jes Aznar / Getty Images)

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Bride Katty Malang Mikunug (C), dances with family and friends during the celebrations. (Jes Aznar / Getty Images)

Bride Katty Malang Mikunug (C), dances with family and friends during the celebrations. (Jes Aznar / Getty Images)

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Katty Malang Mikunug (L), and Paulo Mamayo Ambor (R) walk on a street on their wedding day. President Rodrigo Duterte‘s recent visit announcing Marawi’s liberation from pro-ISIS forces has sparked hopes that hundreds of thousands of residents could soon begin returning home. (Jes Aznar / Getty Images)

Katty Malang Mikunug (L), and Paulo Mamayo Ambor (R) walk on a street on their wedding day. President Rodrigo Duterte‘s recent visit announcing Marawi’s liberation from pro-ISIS forces has sparked hopes that hundreds of thousands of residents could soon begin returning home. (Jes Aznar / Getty Images)

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