Middle East

Muslim worshipers, guarded by Israeli police, pray on the streets of the Wadi al-Joz neighborhood in east Jerusalem, following restrictions by Israeli police to only allow men above 50-year-old to access the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound.

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Muslim worshipers, guarded by Israeli police, pray on the streets of the Wadi al-Joz neighborhood in east Jerusalem, following restrictions by Israeli police to only allow men above 50-year-old to access the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound.

A Palestinian girl jumps into a swimming pool as she enjoys the warm weather with her family at the Blue Beach Resort in Gaza

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A Palestinian girl jumps into a swimming pool as she enjoys the warm weather with her family at the Blue Beach Resort in Gaza. A luxurious new tourist resort has opened in the Gaza Strip, its manicured lawns, sparkling pool and private beach in stark contrast to the impoverished territory still struggling to recover from last year’s war. The Blue Beach Resort, made up of 162 chalet-style rooms set among palm trees and overlooking the Mediterranean, hopes to become the “most significant tourist attraction and entertainment venue in Gaza”, according to its website

A Kurdish man harvests sunflowers in the district of Rania, 145km east of northern Iraq's Kurdish city of Sulaimaniyah

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A Kurdish man harvests sunflowers in the district of Rania, 145km east of northern Iraq’s Kurdish city of Sulaimaniyah

Lebanese army soldiers stand next of their armored personnel carriers as they prepare to reopen a highway linking Beirut to southern Lebanon blocked by angry protesters, in the coastal town of Jiyeh, Lebanon, Monday, July 27, 2015.

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Lebanese army soldiers stand next of their armored personnel carriers as they prepare to reopen a highway linking Beirut to southern Lebanon blocked by angry protesters, in the coastal town of Jiyeh, Lebanon today. The closure of the vital highway comes amid reports that the government plans to move trash piled on the streets of Beirut to the Kharoub region south of the capital.

A Turkish soldier prays during the burial ceremony of Turkish soldier Mehmet Yavuz Nane on Friday, in Gaziantep

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A Turkish soldier prays during the burial ceremony of Turkish soldier Mehmet Yavuz Nane on Friday, in Gaziantep

Divers swim above toilets from a wreck near the Yolanda Reef at Ras Mohammad, close to Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, 23 July 2015. The famous dive site of the Ras Mohammed National Park contains the remains of the 'Yolanda' wreck, which sank in the 1970s, leaving toilets and bath tubs on the sea bed.

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Divers swim above toilets from a wreck near the Yolanda Reef at Ras Mohammad, close to Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt on thursday. The famous dive site of the Ras Mohammed National Park contains the remains of the ‘Yolanda’ wreck, which sank in the 1970s, leaving toilets and bath tubs on the sea bed

Palestinian protesters from the village of Beit Ummar near Hebron, West Bank, clash with Israeli soldiers in the village on 23 July 2015. Following the funeral of Falah Abu Maria, 53, who was shot dead by  Israeli soldiers during a raid on his home early 23 July 2015 to arrest his son, in the southern West Bank town of Beit Ummar. The man's two sons, both in their 20s, were injured in the raid

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Palestinian protesters from the village of Beit Ummar near Hebron, West Bank, clash with Israeli soldiers in the village on Thursday

Masked protesters stand on the street in the Gazi district of Istanbul on July 22, 2015 two days after a suicide bomb attack killed at least 31 people in the southern Turkish town of Suruc

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Masked protesters stand on the street in the Gazi district of Istanbul last night, two days after a suicide bomb attack killed at least 31 people in the southern Turkish town of Suruc. A suspected Islamic State suicide bomber killed at least 31 people in an attack on a Turkish cultural centre in the southern town of Suruc, where activists had gathered to prepare for an aid mission in the nearby Syrian town of Kobane.

A Palestinian girl plays outside a tent in the southern West Bank village of Susya on Wednesday. Israel's High Court ruled in May that Susya's 340 residents could be relocated and its structures demolished

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A Palestinian girl plays outside a tent in the southern West Bank village of Susya on Wednesday. Israel’s High Court ruled in May that Susya’s 340 residents could be relocated and its structures demolished

Mourners react over coffins in Gaziantep on July 21, 2015, during a funeral ceremony for victims following a suicide bomb attack the day before which killed at least 31 in the southern Turkish town of Suruc. A suspected Islamic State suicide bomber killed at least 31 people in an attack on a Turkish cultural centre in the southern town of Suruc, where activists had gathered to prepare for an aid mission in the nearby Syrian town of Kobane. It was one of the deadliest attacks in Turkey in recent years and the first time the government has directly accused the IS group of carrying out an act of terror on Turkish soil

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Mourners react over coffins in Gaziantep on Tuesday, during a funeral ceremony for victims following a suicide bomb attack the day before which killed at least 31 in the southern Turkish town of Suruc

Syrian refugee girl, Zubaida Faisal, 10, skips a rope while she and other children play near their tents at an informal tented settlement near the Syrian border on the outskirts of Mafraq, Jordan

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Syrian refugee girl, Zubaida Faisal, 10, skips a rope while she and other children play near their tents at an informal tented settlement near the Syrian border on the outskirts of Mafraq, Jordan

Syrian refugee Heba Ahmad, 7, pauses while playing on a swing with other children on the first day of the Eid al-Fitr holiday that marks the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan at Zaatari refugee camp, in Mafraq, Jordan, Friday, July 17, 2015.

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Syrian refugee Heba Ahmad, pauses while playing on a swing with other children on the first day of the Eid al-Fitr holiday that marks the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan at Zaatari refugee camp, in Mafraq, Jordan on Friday

Children carry bags of new clothes ahead of the Eid al-Fitr holiday marking the end of Ramadan in Jobar, a suburb of Damascus, Syria

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Children carry bags of new clothes ahead of the Eid al-Fitr holiday marking the end of Ramadan in Jobar, a suburb of Damascus, Syria

Armed militiamen loyal to Yemen's fugitive President Abderabbo Mansour Hadi drive in a pick-up truck in the Khor Maskar neighbourhood of the southern Yemeni city of Aden on July 14, 2015 near Aden's airport which they recaptured from Shiite Huthi rebels. Loyalists of Yemen's exiled president recaptured the airport in second city sealing a four-month battle with Iran-backed rebels with Saudi-led air and naval support, military sources said

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Armed militiamen loyal to Yemen’s fugitive President Abderabbo Mansour Hadi drive in a pick-up truck in the Khor Maskar neighbourhood of the southern Yemeni city of Aden on Tuesday near Aden’s airport which they recaptured from Shia Houthi rebels

Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai, 18, left, and her father Ziauddin hold hands while walking in Azraq refugee camp, Jordan on Monday. Rich countries should spend less on weapons in the Syria conflict and more on education, Malala said Monday, calling world leaders "quite stingy" as she visited the camp for Syrian war refugees

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Nobel Peace Prize laureate Malala Yousafzai, 18, left, and her father Ziauddin hold hands while walking in Azraq refugee camp, Jordan on Monday

Yemenis react after airstrikes allegedly carried out by the Saudi-led coalition killed dozens in a nieghborhood in Sanaa, Yemen on Monday.

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Yemenis react after airstrikes allegedly carried out by the Saudi-led coalition killed dozens in a nieghborhood in Sanaa, Yemen on Monday

An Iranian clergyman chants slogan in an annual pro-Palestinian rally marking Al-Quds (Jerusalem) Day at the Enqelab-e-Eslami (Islamic Revolution) St. in Tehran, Iran, Friday, July 10, 2015. Tens of thousands of Iranians took part in an annual pro-Palestinian rally marched in Tehran, chanting "Down with America" and "Death to Israel." Iran does not recognize Israel and since the 1979 Islamic Revolution has observed Al-Quds Day

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An Iranian clergyman chants slogan in an annual pro-Palestinian rally marking Al-Quds (Jerusalem) Day at the Enqelab-e-Eslami (Islamic Revolution) St. in Tehran, Iran, Friday

Palestinian Sanaa Abu Jaudi, from the West Bank city of Jenin, takes a selfie photo with friends in front of the Dome of the Rock on the compound known to Muslims as Noble Sanctuary and to Jews as Temple Mount, in Jerusalem's Old City, during the holy month of Ramadan

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Palestinian Sanaa Abu Jaudi, from the West Bank city of Jenin, takes a selfie photo with friends in front of the Dome of the Rock on the compound known to Muslims as Noble Sanctuary and to Jews as Temple Mount, in Jerusalem’s Old City, during the holy month of Ramadan

Guards stand on the rubble of the house of Brigadier Khaled al-Anduli, an army commander loyal to the Houthi movement, after it was hit by Saudi-led air strikes in Yemen's capital Sanaa...Guards stand on the rubble of the house of Brigadier Khaled al-Anduli, an army commander loyal to the Houthi movement, after it was hit by Saudi-led air strikes in Yemen's capital Sanaa July 6, 2015. Yemen's exiled government said on Monday it expects a deal shortly on a humanitarian ceasefire that would run through the Muslim Eid al-Fitr holiday later this month, as the capital Sanaa came under renewed air strikes

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Guards stand on the rubble of the house of Brigadier Khaled al-Anduli, an army commander loyal to the Houthi movement, after it was hit by Saudi-led air strikes in Yemen’s capital Sanaa on Monday

A man carries an injured child found in the rubble after an Iraqi Sukhoi jet accidentally dropped a bomb in Ni'iriya district in Baghdad July 6, 2015. The Iraqi plane accidentally dropped the bomb on an eastern Baghdad neighbourhood on Monday, police and residents said, killing at least five people and destroying several houses. The Sukhoi jet had been taking part in an air strike against Islamic State militants, Iraqi television said. One of its bombs failed to detach from the plane during the mission then fell as the plane was returning to base

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A man carries an injured child found in the rubble after an Iraqi Sukhoi jet accidentally dropped a bomb in Ni’iriya district in Baghdad on Monday