Middle East

Palestinian worshippers walk outside the Dome of the Rock at the Al-Aqsa mosque compound after Friday prayers  in the Old City of Jerusalem on November 14, 2014. Israel eased restrictions at Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa mosque after US Secretary of State John Kerry announced agreement on steps to reduce tensions at the flashpoint compound.

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Palestinian worshippers walk outside the Dome of the Rock at the Al-Aqsa mosque compound after Friday prayers in the Old City of Jerusalem. Israel eased restrictions at Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa mosque after US Secretary of State John Kerry announced agreement on steps to reduce tensions at the flashpoint compound

Participants in an amateur race approach the finish in Tel Aviv...Participants in an amateur "Running in Color" event approach the finish line of a five kilometre (three mile) race in Tel Aviv, November 14, 2014. Inspired by the Hindu Holi festival, the race involved participants running along a course dotted with locations where coloured powders were thrown over the runners. The event was held to raise awareness about Post Traumatic Stress Disorder caused by conflict in the country. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly

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Racers in the five-kilometre “Running in Colour” event approach the finish line in Tel Aviv, Israel. Inspired by the Hindu Holi festival, coloured powders were thrown over runners during the event, which was held to raise awareness about post traumatic stress disorder.

Palestinian militants, supporting the mainstream Fatah movement, and belonging to the 'al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades,' take part in a rally in the West Bank city of Hebron, 13 November 2014 commemorating the 10th anniversary of the death of PLO Chairman Yasser Arafat, who died on 11 November 2004.

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Palestinian militants, supporting the mainstream Fatah movement, and belonging to the ‘al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades,’ take part in a rally in the West Bank city of Hebron on Thursday commemorating the 10th anniversary of the death of PLO Chairman Yasser Arafat

A Syrian Kurdish refugee boy from the Kobani area, holds a toy weapon at a camp in Suruc, on the Turkey-Syria border Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014. Kobani, also known as Ayn Arab, and its surrounding areas, has been under assault by extremists of the Islamic State group since mid-September and is being defended by Kurdish fighters

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A Syrian Kurdish refugee boy from the Kobani area, holds a toy weapon at a camp in Suruc, on the Turkey-Syria border on Thursday

Masked Libyan military personnel wearing French army uniform and waving their national flag march during a graduation ceremony  at the Tripoli air base in the Libyan capital on November 12, 2014.  Three years after dictator Moamer Kadhafi was toppled and killed in a NATO-backed revolt, Libya is awash with weapons and powerful militias, and run by rival governments and parliaments.

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Masked Libyan military personnel wearing French army uniform and waving their national flag march during a graduation ceremony at the Tripoli air base in the Libyan capital on Wednesday

An Egyptian wokrer carries colored yarns inside a tannery in Cairo, Egypt, 12 November 2014. The tannery is the only left in the old part of Cairo. The yarn is used for shoe laces, mattresses upholstery, ballet dance outfits and suits.

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An Egyptian worker carries coloured yarns inside a tannery in Cairo, Egypt on Wednesday. The tannery is the only left in the old part of Cairo and makes yarn for shoe laces, mattresses upholstery, ballet dance outfits and suits

Palestinians inspect damages of a mosque following an attack in the West Bank village of Mughayer, north of Ramallah, Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014. An attack against a mosque in a West Bank village early on Wednesday ignited a fire that destroyed its first floor, the village's mayor said, blaming Jewish settlers for the attack.

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Palestinians inspect damages of a mosque following an attack in the West Bank village of Mughayer, north of Ramallah on Wednesday

Women walk past demolished huts set on fire at Taghyeer (Change) Square in Sanaa November 10, 2014. Authorities had deployed riot police and used bulldozers to demolish the huts set up by pro-democracy protesters when they had camped in the square to demand a regime change in 2011. These temporary shelters had not been removed from the square after protesters vacated it last year. It was not immediately apparent who had set the demolished huts on fire.

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Women walk past huts that have been destroyed by fire on Taghyeer Square in Sana’a, Yemen. Authorities deployed riot police and used bulldozers on Monday to demolish the huts which had been set up by pro-democracy protesters when they camped in the square to demand a regime change in 2011.

The Muslim holy site of the Dome of the Rock on the Al Aqsa mosque compound in the Jerusalem Old City is seen through barbed wire on November 10, 2014. The ongoing tension over Jerusalem's flashpoint Al-Aqsa mosque compound is inflicting a "stab wound" on the peace treaty between Jordan and Israel, Prime Minister Abdullah Nsur said.

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The Muslim holy site of the Dome of the Rock on the Al Aqsa mosque compound in the Old City of Jerusalem.

Palestinian youths throw stones during clashes with Israeli Border Police in the Shuafat Refugee Camp, in the West Bank but just on Jerusalem's northern border, following Friday prayers 07 November 2014. Sporadic clashes continued over access to Jerusalem's al-Aqsa Mosque in the Old City with Border Police shooting tear gas and some rubber bullets to quell Palestinian youths from throwing stones.

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Palestinian youths throw stones during clashes with Israeli Border Police in the Shuafat Refugee Camp, in the West Bank but just on Jerusalem’s northern border, following Friday prayers