Middle East

The shadows of Palestinians are seen on a piece of gauze as they cool down at a pool in Gaza City

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The shadows of Palestinians are seen on a piece of gauze as they cool down at a pool in Gaza City

A framed picture of kittens lies amidst rubble at a site hit by airstrikes in the rebel-held Douma neighbourhood of Damascus, Syria

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A framed picture of kittens lies amidst rubble at a site hit by airstrikes in the rebel-held Douma neighbourhood of Damascus, Syria on Wednesday

epa05443055 Palestinians check a damaged building after the Israeli army carried out an operation hunting down a wanted Palestinian man, in the village of Soref, near Hebron, the West Bank, 27 July 2016. The Israeli army purportedly killed Mohammad Faqeeh and arrested three others after a fire fight. Faqeeh allegedly shot and killed an Israeli settler south of Hebron on 01 July 2016, members of the Israeli army said.  EPA/ABED AL HASHLAMOUN

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Palestinians check a damaged building after the Israeli army carried out an operation hunting down a wanted Palestinian man, in the village of Soref, near Hebron in the West Bank

Solar Impulse 2, the solar powered plane, piloted by Swiss pioneer Bertrand Piccard, is seen before landing in Abu Dhabi to finish the first around the world flight without the use of fuel, United Arab Emirates

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Solar Impulse 2, the solar powered plane, piloted by Swiss pioneer Bertrand Piccard, is seen before landing in Abu Dhabi to finish the first around the world flight without the use of fuel, United Arab Emirates

Syrian civilians are seen following a reported air strike by Syrian government forces on the rebel-held northwestern city of Idlib, on July 20, 2016

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Syrian civilians are seen following a reported air strike by Syrian government forces on the rebel-held northwestern city of Idlib, on July 20, 2016

A young Palestinian takes part in a military-style exercise at a summer camp organised by the Islamic Jihad Movement in Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip July 13, 2016. REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa

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A young Palestinian boy takes part in a military-style exercise at a summer camp organised by the Islamic Jihad Movement in Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip

Syrians look at the damage in a street in the ancient Syriac Quarter of the regime-held area of the northern Syrian city of Aleppo following rocket attacks by rebels on July 11, 2016.  Syrian opposition fighters launched a major assault on government-held districts of Aleppo city after the regime severed their only remaining supply route into the city, an AFP correspondent said.   / AFP PHOTO / GEORGE OURFALIANGEORGE OURFALIAN/AFP/Getty Images

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Syrians look at the damage in a street in the ancient Syriac Quarter of the regime-held area of the northern Syrian city of Aleppo following rocket attacks by rebels. Syrian opposition fighters launched a major assault on government-held districts of Aleppo city after the regime severed their only remaining supply route into the city

Egyptian Muslims release balloons from the roof top of a mosque at the end of prayers on the first day of Eid al-Fitr holiday that marks the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan on July 6, 2016 in the Nile Delta city of Mansura, some 120 kms north of Cairo.  Muslims worldwide celebrate Eid al-Fitr marking the end of the fasting month of Ramadan.  / AFP PHOTO / KHALED DESOUKIKHALED DESOUKI/AFP/Getty Images

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Egyptian Muslims release balloons from the roof top of a mosque at the end of prayers on the first day of Eid al-Fitr holiday that marks the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan in the Nile Delta city of Mansura, Egypt 

Syrian children run amidst heavily damaged buildings during an activity organised by a charity group in Jobar, a rebel-held district on the eastern outskirts of the capital Damascus

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Syrian children run amidst heavily damaged buildings during an activity organised by a charity group in Jobar, a rebel-held district on the eastern outskirts of the capital Damascus

Friends and relatives of Habibullah Sefer, who was killed in Tuesday's attack at Istanbul airport, carry his flag-draped coffin during his funeral ceremony in Istanbul, Turkey

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Friends and relatives of Habibullah Sefer, who was killed in Tuesday’s attack at Istanbul airport, carry his flag-draped coffin during his funeral ceremony in Istanbul, Turkey 

Masked Palestinians gather during clashes with Israeli police during the holy month of Ramadan near The Dome of the Rock (seen in background) on the compound known to Muslims as Noble Sanctuary and to Jews as Temple Mount in Jerusalem's Old City

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Masked Palestinians gather during clashes with Israeli police during the holy month of Ramadan near 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

Iranian Shiite Muslim women pray at the Imam Khomeini grand mosque in the capital Tehran in the early hours of July 27, 2016 in commemoration of the death of the seventh century Imam Ali bin Abi-Taleb

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Iranian Shiite Muslim women pray at the Imam Khomeini grand mosque in the capital Tehran in commemoration of the death of the seventh century Imam Ali bin Abi-Taleb

Iraqi government forces are seen near the Falahat village west of Fallujah on June 27, 2016.  Iraqi forces took the Islamic State group's last positions in the city of Fallujah on June 26, establishing full control over one of the jihadists' most emblematic bastions after a month-long operation

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Iraqi government forces are seen near the Falahat village west of Fallujah on June 27, 2016. Iraqi forces took the Islamic State group’s last positions in the city of Fallujah on Sunday, establishing full control over one of the jihadists’ most emblematic bastions after a month-long operation

A farmer harvests wheat in a field at night, fearing shelling in daylight, in the rebel held besieged town of Douma, eastern Ghouta in Damascus, Syria early morning June 24, 2016. REUTERS/Bassam Khabieh

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A farmer harvests wheat in a field at night, fearing shelling in daylight, in the rebel held besieged town of Douma, eastern Ghouta in Damascus, Syria 

A Palestinian passes through an opening in the Israeli barrier fence as he attempts to make his way to attend the third Friday prayer of the holy fasting month of Ramadan in Jerusalem's al-Aqsa mosque

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Palestinian passes through an opening in the Israeli barrier fence as he attempts to make his way to attend the third Friday prayer of the holy fasting month of Ramadan in Jerusalem’s al-Aqsa mosque, near Bethlehem

Displaced Iraqis who fled the government's operation against the Islamic State (IS) group in the city of Fallujah carry basic food items donated by a NGO called Preemptive Love Coalition in a camp in Khaldiyeh.

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Tribesmen loyal to Houthi rebels hold their weapons during a gathering aimed at mobilizing more fighters into battlefronts in several Yemeni cities, in Sanaa, Yemen, Monday, June 20, 2016. Yemen's civil war has killed some 9,000 people since March 2015 — a third of them civilians, according to the United Nations. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed)

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Tribesmen loyal to Houthi rebels hold their weapons during a gathering aimed at mobilising more fighters into battlefronts in several Yemeni cities, in Sanaa, Yemen 

An Iraqi girl who fled from of Islamic State violence, is seen during World Refugee Day celebrations at Al-salam refugee camp in Baghdad, Iraq, June 20, 2016.

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An Iraqi girl who fled from of Islamic State violence, is seen during World Refugee Day celebrations at Al-salam refugee camp in Baghdad, Iraq, June 20, 2016.

Palestinians are checked by guards at the Israeli Qalandia checkpoint as Muslim worshippers make their way to attend the second Friday prayer of the holy fasting month of Ramadan in Jerusalem's al-Aqsa mosque compound, on June 17, 2016 near the West Bank city of Ramallah.  / AFP PHOTO / ABBAS MOMANIABBAS MOMANI/AFP/Getty Images

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Palestinians are checked by guards at the Israeli Qalandia checkpoint as Muslim worshippers make their way to attend the second Friday prayer of the holy fasting month of Ramadan in Jerusalem

Women stand outside their shop near veils displayed on mannequins for sale during the holy month of Ramadan in Tyre old city, southern Lebanon June 12, 2016. Picture taken June 12, 2016. REUTERS/Ali Hashisho

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Women stand outside their shop near veils displayed on mannequins for sale during the holy month of Ramadan in Tyre old city, southern Lebanon