Middle East

Iraqi Shias clean the grave of a relative at one of the world's biggest cemeteries in the holy city of Najaf, on July 29, 2014, during the Eid al-Fitr celebrations marking the end of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan.

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Iraqi Shias clean the grave of a relative at one of the world’s biggest cemeteries in the holy city of Najaf, on Tuesday in Iraq

A Palestinian man reacts in front of a destroyed mosque after it was hit by an Israeli air strike, on July 29, 2014, in Gaza City. Bloodshed in and around Gaza surged with strikes killing at least 13 Palestinians, a day after five Israeli soldiers died, shattering hopes for an end to three weeks of violence.

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A Palestinian man reacts in front of a destroyed mosque after it was hit by an Israeli air strike, on Monday, in Gaza City

Palestinian children play on a mini ferris wheel outside an United Nations (UN) school in Jabalia in the northern Gaza strip, on July 28, 2014, on the beginning of the Muslim Eid festival ending the month-long fast of Ramadan. Israeli tank fire killed a four-year-old boy in the northern Gaza Strip, the first death since the two sides began observing an unofficial lull, Palestinian medics said.

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Palestinian children play on a mini-ferris wheel outside a UN school in Jabalia, northern Gaza, on Monday. Israeli tank fire killed a four-year-old boy in the northern Gaza strip, the first death since the two sides began observing an unofficial lull.

Palestinian children inspect a destroyed mosque following an overnight Israeli military strike in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip.

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Palestinian children inspect a destroyed mosque following an overnight Israeli military strike in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip.

A Muslim man reads the Koran during the holy month of Ramadan inside Al-Refaie mosque in the old Islamic area of Cairo July 16, 2014.

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A Muslim man reads the Koran during the holy month of Ramadan inside Al-Refaie mosque in the old Islamic area of Cairo

A boy sits on a sofa along a street in the Al-Fardous neighbourhood of Aleppo July 15, 2014.

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A boy sits on a sofa along a street in the Al-Fardous neighbourhood of Aleppo

Funeral in Khan Younis

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Palestinian women mourn during the funeral of the Abu Muamar family in Khan Younis, southern Gaza Strip, on Monday. The family of three was killed in an airstrike.

A Palestinian boy inspects the remains of a car hit by an Israeli air strike in Gaza City on July 14, 2014. Israel kept up its punishing raids on Gaza but held off from a threatened ground incursion as the world intensified efforts to broker a truce.

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A Palestinian boy inspects the remains of a car hit by an Israeli air strike in Gaza City on Monday. Israel kept up its punishing raids on the area but held off from a threatened ground incursion as the world intensified efforts to broker a truce.

Iranian women recite verses of the Quran, Islam's holy book, during the Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan at the shrine of Saint Mohammad Helal Ibn Ali in the city of Aran and Bidgol, some 140 miles (225 kilometers) south of the capital Tehran, Iran, Friday, July 11, 2014. Ramadan is a Muslim holy month of fasting during which Muslims abstain from food, drink and other pleasures from sunrise to sunset. For believers, Ramadan is meant to be a time of reflection and worship, remembering the hardships of others and being charitable. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)

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Iranian women recite verses of the Koran, Islam’s holy book, during the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan at the shrine of Saint Mohammad Helal Ibn Ali in the city of Aran va Bidgol

Tension Remain High At Israeli Gaza Border...SDEROT, ISRAEL - JULY 10:  Israeli tanks seen moving along the border with Gaza on July 10, 2014 on Israel's border with the Gaza Strip. Due to recent escalation in the region, the Israeli army started new deployments at the border with the Gaza Strip. It's the third day in operation "Protective Edge".  (Photo by Ilia Yefimovich/Getty Images)

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Israeli tanks trundle along the border with Gaza on Thursday. They are responding to recent rocket attacks by Hamas militants on Israel.