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Initiated by President Rodrigo Duterte, the death toll has spiked since he took office. Nightly police raids have been condemned by international human rights advocates as out of control. They are calling on the government to end the drug raids and investigate extrajudicial killings.

Armed guards wait outside a jail where 10 prisoners charged with drug offences were killed in an alleged grenade blast in Manila.Dondi Tawatao/Getty Images

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Residents watch a crime scene which resulted in the death of an alleged drug dealer in a shanty community in Manila.Dondi Tawatao/Getty Images

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Morgue workers ride a trolley with two dead bodies of alleged drug dealers killed in an alleged shootout with police.Dondi Tawatao/Getty Images

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Anguished relatives crowd around the body of an alleged drug suspect following an alleged shootout inside a shanty community.Dondi Tawatao/Getty Images

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Relatives weep as the coffin of an alleged thief and drug peddler and victim of an extrajudicial killing is laid to rest in Manila.Dondi Tawatao/Getty Images

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Police escorts drape a flag on the coffin of a police official killed during a botched drug raid which also killed a lone drug suspect.Dondi Tawatao/Getty Images

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Relatives stand beside the body of a police intelligence officer killed during a botched drug raid which also killed three drug suspects.Dondi Tawatao/Getty Images

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Arrested and surrendered drug dependents and small time peddlers are held in a police gymnasium during a night time mass arrest.Dondi Tawatao/Getty Images

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Philippine National Police PO2 Alipio Balo Jr., left, and PO1 Michael Tomas, arrive to testify in the continuing Senate probe on the rising number of extrajudicial killings.Bullit Marquez/The Associated Press

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Witnesses wait for their turn to testify in the continuing Senate probe on the rising number of extrajudicial killings related to Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte's "War on Drugs."Bullit Marquez/The Associated Press

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