Middle East

Peace activists let go balloons along th...Peace activists let go balloons along the Israeli controvertial separation wall during a joint Israeli-Palestinian peace march in the West Bank city of Beit Jala between Bethlehem and Jerusalem, on March 4, 2016.  Peace activists called for this march under the slogan "a better future for both people, a future of peace, justice and equality". / AFP / THOMAS COEXTHOMAS COEX/AFP/Getty Images

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Peace activists let go balloons along the Israeli separation wall during a joint Israeli-Palestinian peace march in the West Bank city of Beit Jala between Bethlehem and Jerusalem

A woman reacts while walking among the ruins of damaged buildings following heavy fighting between government troops and Kurdish fighters in the southeastern Turkey Kurdish town of Cizre, near the border with Syria and Iraq.

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A woman reacts while walking among the ruins of damaged buildings following heavy fighting between government troops and Kurdish fighters in the Kurdish town of Cizre in southeastern Turkey, near the border with Syria and Iraq.

Blind and visually impaired Palestinian students walk down the stairs at a school, where they are taught English through song and music, at a school in the West Bank city of Hebron

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Blind and visually impaired Palestinian students walk down the stairs at a school, where they are taught English through song and music, in the West Bank city of Hebron

TOPSHOT - A sand gazelle is seen at the ...TOPSHOT - A sand gazelle is seen at the Arabian Oryx Sanctuary in Umm Al-Zamool, some 290 kilometres south of Abu Dhabi near the border with Oman and Saudi Arabia, on March 1, 2016.  The sanctuary which is reserve for many different animals stretches over an estimated area of 8,900 square kilometres and currently hosts nearly 155 Arabian Oryx, which were reintroduced into the its natural habitat in the UAE in a five-year conservation plan launched by UAE's late ruler Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, after fears of their extinction. / AFP / KARIM SAHIBKARIM SAHIB/AFP/Getty Images

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A sand gazelle is seen at the Arabian Oryx Sanctuary in Umm Al-Zamool, some 290 kilometres south of Abu Dhabi near the border with Oman and Saudi Arabia

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Iranian school girls attend a parliament session in Tehran 

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Iranian women stand in line at a polling station during the parliamentary and Experts Assembly elections in Qom, Iran 

A Palestinian man uses a rope to climb over a section of Israel's controversial separation barrier that separates the West Bank city of al-Ram from east Jerusalem

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A Palestinian man uses a rope to climb over a section of Israel’s controversial separation barrier that separates the West Bank city of al-Ram from east Jerusalem

A fighter loyal to Libya's internationally recognised government checks a damaged house in Benghazi

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A fighter loyal to Libya’s internationally recognised government checks a damaged house in Benghazi

An Iraqi soldier stands in an armed vehicle as they are stationed on the Iraqi-Saudi border in Iraq's southern Samawah province

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An Iraqi soldier stands in an armed vehicle as they are stationed on the Iraqi-Saudi border in Iraq’s southern Samawah province

A police officer gestures as he walks at the site of an explosion while firefighters try to extinguish flames after an attack targeted a convoy of military service vehicles in Ankara

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A police officer gestures as he walks at the site of an explosion while firefighters try to extinguish flames after an attack targeted a convoy of military service vehicles in Ankara

A Palestinian protester uses a slingshot to hurl stones towards Israeli troops during clashes in the West Bank village of Araka near Jenin, February 15, 2016.

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A Palestinian protester uses a slingshot to hurl stones towards Israeli troops during clashes in the West Bank village of Araka near Jenin today.

People enter the Eminonu Mosque in Istanbul, Turkey

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People enter the Eminonu Mosque in Istanbul, Turkey

TOPSHOT - Palestinian members of the Ezz...TOPSHOT - Palestinian members of the Ezzedine al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of the Hamas movement, take part in a gathering on January 31, 2016 in Gaza city to pay tribute to their fellow militants who died after a tunnel collapsed in the Gaza Strip.  Seven Hamas militants were killed on January 28, 2016 after a tunnel built for fighting Israel collapsed in the Gaza Strip, highlighting concerns that yet another conflict could eventually erupt in the Palestinian enclave.  / AFP / MAHMUD HAMSMAHMUD HAMS/AFP/Getty Images

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Palestinian members of the Ezzedine al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of the Hamas movement, take part in a gathering in Gaza city to pay tribute to their fellow militants who died after a tunnel collapsed in the Gaza Strip 

Golf - Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship - Abu Dhabi Golf Club, United Arab Emirates - 21/1/16  Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy practices on the driving range before the start of the first round

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Northern Ireland’s Rory McIlroy practices on the driving range before the start of the first round at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship, Abu Dhabi Golf Club, United Arab Emirates on Thursday

Syrian refugee Bissan Alabdullah, almost 3, smiles while standing next to her family's laundry outside their tent at an informal tented settlement near the Syrian border on the outskirts of Mafraq, Jordan, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016.

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Syrian refugee Bissan Alabdullah, smiles while standing next to her family’s laundry outside their tent at an informal tented settlement near the Syrian border on the outskirts of Mafraq, Jordan, Wednesday

A Palestinian youth demonstrates his parkour skills on a street in Gaza City January 15, 2016.

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A Palestinian youth demonstrates his parkour skills on a street in Gaza City

Syrian refugees look on during a visit by Secretary of State for International Development Justine Greening, during her visit to an Informal Tented Settlement occupied by Syrian refuges close to the Syrian boarder in Lebanon, to see how the UK's response and aid is helping the refugee crisis. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday January 15, 2016.

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Syrian refugees look on during a visit by Secretary of State for International Development Justine Greening on Friday, during her visit to an Informal Tented Settlement occupied by Syrian refuges close to the Syrian boarder in Lebanon

Tourists take pictures under Rawcheh Sea Rock as they ride a boat while the sun sets over the Mediterranean Sea in Beirut, Lebanon.

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Tourists take pictures under Rawcheh Sea Rock as they ride a boat while the sun sets over the Mediterranean Sea in Beirut, Lebanon.

..A child from the Abu Sleiman family has a lunch at his house in the Syrian town of Beit Nayem, in the rebel-held Eastern Ghouta region on the outskirts of the capital Damascus. Abu Sleiman, 39, has eleven children and two wives. He got injured in 2014 in a Syrian government air strike on his house in the nearby village of Marj al-Sultan and cannot work anymore.

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A child from the Abu Sleiman family has a lunch at his house in the Syrian town of Beit Nayem, in the rebel-held Eastern Ghouta region on the outskirts of the capital Damascus

Turkish police search through the wreckage of a blast damaged building on January 14, 2016 in Diyarbakir. Six people died and 39 others were wounded in a car bomb attack blamed on Kurdish rebels that ripped through a police station and an adjacent housing complex for officers and their families in southeastern Turkey, security forces said on January 14, updating an earlier toll of five.

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Turkish police search through the wreckage of a blast damaged building on Thursday in Diyarbakir. Six people died and 39 others were wounded in a car bomb attack blamed on Kurdish rebels that ripped through a police station and an adjacent housing complex for officers and their families in southeastern Turkey