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©MARK R. CRISTINO/EPA/MAXPPP - epa07302622 A man sleeps at the back of a pickup truck as a soldier inspects at a checkpoint area in Cotabato, southern Philippines, 20 January 2019. According to reports, over two million people in the Muslim provinces of Basilan, Sulu, Tawu-Tawi, Maguindanao and Lanao del Sur are expected to join a plebiscite, on 21 January, to ratify the passage of the Bangsamoro Organic Law (BOL). The law aims to give Muslims in the southern Philippines full control of the autonomous region, where they will be allowed to form an elected parliament and administration in Islamic-majority areas. EPA-EFE/MARK R. CRISTINO