A woman cries during the funeral of a Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) fighter in Suruc, Turkish southeastern Sanliurfa province, on Thursday
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Smoke rises as a house is blown up during a military operation by Egyptian security forces in the Egyptian city of Rafah, near the border with southern Gaza Strip on Thursday. In nine villages along the frontier, house are being razed to seal off smugglers’ tunnels and try to crush a militant insurgency in northern Sinai
An Ultra Orthodox Jewish vendor prays near Rachel’s Tomb during an annual mass in Jerusalem
An Iranian woman stands in front of the painted wall of the former US embassy on Tuesday in Tehran. A demonstration marked the anniversary of the storming of the embassy by student protesters 35 years ago that triggered a hostage crisis in which 52 American diplomats were held hostage for 444 days.
A Kurdish refugee boy from the Syrian town of Kobani holds onto a fence that surrounds a refugee camp in the border town of Suruc, Sanliurfa province
Iraqi Shia Muslims self-flagellate in Basra during a ceremony to mark Ashura, which commemorates the seventh century slaying of Imam Hussein, the grandson of Prophet Mohammed.
Motorcyclists take part in a protest against the Yemeni Government’s decision to begin enforcing a long-standing motorbike ban, Sanaa, Yemen
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Family members of Abdel Rahman Al-Shaludi, the Palestinian who was killed by police yesterday after he drove his car into a crowd of pedestrians at a railway station in Jerusalem causing the death of a 3 month old baby, mourn at their home in Silwan, Israel
A Syrian Kurdish woman and her baby on Thursday in the Rojava refugee camp at Suruc in Sanliurfa province in southeastern Turkey. This week Turkey decided to allow Kurdish forces to cross into Syria to fight in the pivotal border town of Kobani that the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, known as Isis, has been on the cusp of overtaking amid a month-long battle .