Middle East

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

A survivor looks for his family members at the scene of a deadly suicide car bomb attack in the New Baghdad neighborhood of Baghdad, Iraq

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A survivor looks for his family members at the scene of a deadly suicide car bomb attack in the New Baghdad neighborhood of Baghdad, Iraq

A Palestinian worker of a beachside coffeehouse decorates its terrace with hanging colourful umbrellas as part of decorations for the Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan in Gaza City

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A Palestinian worker of a beachside coffeehouse decorates its terrace with hanging colourful umbrellas as part of decorations for the Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan in Gaza City,

epa05341566 Conflict-affected women line up to receive their families' food rations provided by a local relief group, in Sana’a, Yemen, 02 June 2016. According to reports, the year-long conflict has worsened Yemen's already poor food security situation, leaving 21 million people of the country’s 24 million-population facing severely shortages of food and vital supplies 2.5 million others forcibly displaced.  EPA/YAHYA ARHAB

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Conflict-affected women line up to receive their families’ food rations provided by a local relief group, in Sana’a, Yemen

epa05340198 Yemeni army soldiers march during a military academy celebration in Sana'a, Yemen, 01 June 2016. According to reports, the current Yemeni peace talks in Kuwait continue as international and UN efforts are spent to reach an understanding to end the more than year of the conflict and reach a political settlement after Houthi militias and allied forces had ousted the legitimate government of Yemeni president Abdo Rabbo Mansour Hadi.  EPA/YAHYA ARHAB

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Yemeni army soldiers march during a military academy celebration in Sana’a

Citizens walk on the Corniche, or waterfront promenade along the Beirut coastline, Lebanon, Thursday, May 26, 2016. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

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Citizens walk on the Corniche, or waterfront promenade along the Beirut coastline, Lebanon

A Bahraini man takes pictures with his mobile phone as great crested terns (aka sterna bergii) fly over their nests during the breeding season on May 20, 2016 on Fasht al Jarim Island, north of the Bahraini capital Manama

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A Bahraini man takes pictures with his mobile phone as great crested terns fly over their nests during the breeding season today on Fasht al Jarim Island, north of the Bahraini capital Manama

A boy sit on a tank on display at the Armored Corps memorial, before a ceremony marking the annual Memorial Day for soldiers and civilians killed in more than a century of conflict between Jews and Arabs, in Latrun near Jerusalem, Israel, Wednesday, May 11, 2016. Israel came to a standstill on Wednesday as sirens wailed across the country on its annual Memorial Day for fallen soldiers and victims of terrorism. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)

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A boy sit on a tank on display at the Armored Corps memorial, before a ceremony marking the annual Memorial Day for soldiers and civilians killed in more than a century of conflict between Jews and Arabs, in Latrun near Jerusalem, Israel

TOPSHOT - Palestinian children play amid...TOPSHOT - Palestinian children play amidst wrecked cars in an impoverished area in the southern Gaza Strip city of Khan Yunis, on May 9, 2016.  / AFP PHOTO / THOMAS COEXTHOMAS COEX/AFP/Getty Images

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Palestinian children play amidst wrecked cars in an impoverished area in the southern Gaza Strip city of Khan Yunis 

Two Palestinian schoolboys walk past a g...Two Palestinian schoolboys walk past a graffiti painted on a wall of the United Nations school of Beit Hanun, in the northern Gaza Strip, on May 9, 2016.  / AFP PHOTO / THOMAS COEXTHOMAS COEX/AFP/Getty Images

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Two Palestinian schoolboys walk past a graffiti painted on a wall of the United Nations school of Beit Hanun, in the northern Gaza Strip

Mideast Israel Palestinians Israeli strikes...epa05291303 A picture made available on 06 May 2016 shows Palestinian children sitting at the window of their family house in the east of Al Shejaeiya neighborhood, east of Gaza City near the border between the Gaza strip and Israel, 05 May 2016. Israeli air strikes hit four Hamas sites in the east of Gaza City overnight. According to media reports, the airstrikes were conducted as retaliation for mortar attacks on Israeli Defense Force personnel along the border region.  EPA/MOHAMMED SABER

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Palestinian children sit at the window of their family house in the east of Al Shejaeiya neighborhood, east of Gaza City near the border between the Gaza strip and Israel 

Beach-goers stand still as a two-minute siren marking annual Holocaust Remembrance Day in Israel is sounded in Netanya, Israel May 5, 2016

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Beach-goers stand still as a two-minute siren marking annual Holocaust Remembrance Day in Israel is sounded in Netanya, Israel today