Middle East

A Palestinian woman looks from a window of her house in the Al-Shati refugee camp in Gaza City on May 14, 2015 ahead of the commemorations for the 67th anniversary of the "Nakba". "Nakba" means in Arabic "catastrophe" in reference to the birth of the state of Israel 67-years-ago in British-mandate Palestine, which led to the displacement of hundreds of thousands of Palestinians who either fled or were driven out of their homes during the 1948 war over Israel's creation

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A Palestinian woman looks from a window of her house in the Al-Shati refugee camp in Gaza City on Thursday ahead of the commemorations for the 67th anniversary of the “Nakba”

Iraqi Shia Muslim worshippers mourn as they gather at the shrine of Imam Mussa al-Kadhim to mark the anniversary of the death of the eighth century revered Imam onWednesday in the northern district of Kadhimiya in the Iraqi capital Baghdad

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Iraqi Shia Muslim worshippers mourn as they gather at the shrine of Imam Mussa al-Kadhim to mark the anniversary of the death of the eighth century revered Imam on Wednesday in the northern district of Kadhimiya in the Iraqi capital Baghdad

An aerial view taken from a sea plane shows Swiss pilot and original Jetman Yves Rossy and Vince Reffett flying over Dubai's Palm Island...An aerial view taken from a sea plane shows Swiss pilot and original Jetman Yves Rossy (front) and Vince Reffett flying over Dubai's Palm Island, Dubai, United Arab Emirates May 12, 2015

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Swiss pilot and original Jetman Yves Rossy and Vince Reffett flying over Dubai’s Palm Island, Dubai, United Arab Emirates on Tuesday

A Tunisian fisherman repairs a fishing net on May 5, 2015 in Tunisia's southern port of Zarzis, near the border with Libya, a few weeks after he rescued immigrants off the coast of Tunisia who were trying to sail from Libya to Europe

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A Tunisian fisherman repairs a fishing net on Tuesday in Tunisia’s southern port of Zarzis, near the border with Libya

A boy stands in rubble from houses destroyed by Saudi-led airstrikes in Sanaa, Yemen, Friday, May 1, 2015. Saudi Arabia leads a coalition of mostly Sunni Arab countries conducting airstrikes against the rebels who have overrun the Yemeni capital, Sanaa, and forced the Western-backed president, Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi, to flee the country

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A boy stands in rubble from houses destroyed by Saudi-led airstrikes in Sanaa, Yemen, on Friday

Officials of Felix Airways, a domestic airline, inspect a plane destroyed by Saudi-led airstrikes, at the Sanaa International airport, in Yemen, Wednesday, April 29, 2015. Saudi-led coalition warplanes pounded Shiite rebels and their allies overnight and throughout the day on Tuesday in the Yemeni capital. Around midday, airstrikes hit Sanaa International airport, setting a plane owned by a private company on fire, according to a statement released by the Shiite rebels, known as Houthis

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Officials of Felix Airways, a domestic airline, inspect a plane destroyed by Saudi-led airstrikes, at the Sanaa International airport, in Yemen on Wednesday. Saudi-led coalition warplanes pounded Shia rebels and their allies overnight and throughout Tuesday

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A man reacts after a barrel bomb dropped by forces loyal to Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad exploded in Aleppo’s al-Fardous district on Wednesday

Shiite fighters, known as Houthis, hold up their weapons as they chant slogans at the residence of a military commander of the Houthi militant group, destroyed by a Saudi-led airstrike in Sanaa,, Yemen, Tuesday, April 28, 2015. A security official in Saudi Arabia says a soldier has been killed and another wounded in a gunfight with Shiite Houthi rebels along the kingdom's southern border with Yemen

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Shia fighters, known as Houthis, hold up their weapons as they chant slogans at the residence of a military commander of the Houthi militant group, destroyed by a Saudi-led airstrike in Sanaa,, Yemen on Tuesday

Young Yemenis play football on a street in Sanaa, Yemen on Thursday. Schools and universities have remained closed in Sanaa and several Yemeni cities since the Saudi-led coalition began its military operations on positions held by the Houthis and their allies across the country

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Young Yemenis play football on a street in Sanaa, Yemen on Thursday. Schools and universities have remained closed in Sanaa and several Yemeni cities since the Saudi-led coalition began its military operations on positions held by the Houthis and their allies across the country

School children from Belgium sit on a tank on display as they listen to an Israeli soldier speaks about Israel's wars, near the wall of names of fallen soldiers, 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, April 22, 2015. 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.

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School children from Belgium sit on a tank on display listening to an Israeli soldier speaking about Israel’s wars, at the Armoured Corps memorial. A ceremony was held in Latrun near Jerusalem, Israel, on Wednesday to mark the annual Memorial Day for soldiers and civilians killed in more than a century of conflict between Jews and Arabs

A 67-year old man from Canada and a 40-year old from the UK, nick-named by Kurdish fighters as Hewal Zinar (L) and Hewal Cudi train on the outskirts of the north-western Syrian town of Tal Tamr, north of Hasakeh, near the border with Turkey, as they fight alongside People Protection Unit (YPG) fighters under the commanders, Sider and Gerzan. International fighters, some of whom are former members of the military and others with zero combat experience came to Syria to help Kurdish forces in their fight against Islamic State (IS) group jihadists. Since very few YPG fighters speak English, the foreign fighters are mostly assigned together in troops.

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A 67-year-old man from Canada and a 40-year-old from the UK, nick-named by Kurdish fighters as Hewal Zinar and Hewal Cudi, train on the outskirts of the north-western Syrian town of Tal Tamr, north of Hasakeh, near the border with Turkey, as they fight alongside People Protection Unit (YPG) fighters under the commanders, Sider and Gerzan

Egyptian policemen secure Egypt s national police academy, where an Egyptian criminal court sentenced ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi and 12 Brotherhood leaders and Islamist supporters to 20 years in prison over the killing of protesters in 2012, in Cairo, Egypt, Tuesday, April 21, 2015. The ruling, which can be appealed, reflects the dramatic downfall of Morsi and the drastic challenges facing Egypt since its 2011 uprising that forced longtime autocrat Hosni Mubarak from power

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Egyptian policemen secure Egypt’s national police academy, where on Tuesday an Egyptian criminal court sentenced ousted Islamist President Mohammed Morsi and 12 Muslim Brotherhood leaders and Islamist supporters to 20 years in prison over the killing of protesters in 2012 in Cairo.

Palestinian fishermen rest after arriving back from a fishing trip at the port of Gaza City on April 21, 2015.

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Palestinian fishermen rest after arriving back from a fishing trip at the port of Gaza City on Tuesday

An armed member of the Houthi militia calls for help near a house allegedly destroyed in an airstrike carried out by the Saudi-led coalition targeting two military bases controlled by Houthi fighters in Sana a, Yemen, 20 April 2015. A huge explosion rocked Sana'a as airstrikes carried out by the Saudi-led coalition hit what witnesses said was a base used by a missile brigade of the Yemeni army, but is now controlled by the Houthis, the explosions damaging nearby civilian housing

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An armed member of the Houthi militia calls for help near a house destroyed in an airstrike carried out by the Saudi-led coalition targeting two military bases controlled by Houthi fighters in Sanaa, Yemen on Monday

A man searches for belongings in a damaged car at a site hit by what activists said were barrel bombs dropped by forces of Syria's President Bashar al-Assad, at al-Thawra neighborhood in Idlib city today

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A man searches for belongings in a damaged car at a site hit by what activists said were barrel bombs dropped by forces of Syria’s President Assad, at al-Thawra neighborhood in Idlib city, Syria today

 Palestinian refugees reviewing their Parkour skills at Al-Namssawi neighborhood, south of Khan Younis town, southern Gaza Strip

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Palestinian refugees reviewing their Parkour skills at Al-Namssawi neighborhood, south of Khan Younis town, southern Gaza Strip

An Ultra-Orthodox Jewish Rabbis wear burlap sacks as a sign of mourning and blowing the Shofar  during a demonstration Prayer in Beit Shemesh, Israel, 16 April 2015. Hundreds of Ultra-Orthodox Jews protested against the construction of new housing units, believing they would be built at the site of ancient Jewish graves.

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An Ultra-Orthodox Jewish Rabbis wear burlap sacks as a sign of mourning and blowing the Shofar during a demonstration Prayer in Beit Shemesh, Israel on Thursday. Hundreds of Ultra-Orthodox Jews protested against the construction of new housing units, believing they would be built at the site of ancient Jewish graves

Palestinian Hussein Al-Najjar, 14-years-old, fills a donkey-pulled cart with recyclable waste and other items he collected, in hope to be able to sell them, at a garbage dump in Rafah, in the southern Gaza Strip on April 16, 2015.

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Palestinian Hussein Al-Najjar, 14-years-old, fills a donkey-pulled cart with recyclable waste and other items he collected, in hope to be able to sell them, at a garbage dump in Rafah, in the southern Gaza Strip on Thursday

Palestinian girls walk past rubble of heavily damaged buildings on Wednesday in the eastern Gaza City neighborhood of Shejaiya which was destroyed during the 50-day war between Israel and Hamas militants in the summer of 2014.

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Palestinian girls walk past rubble of heavily damaged buildings on Wednesday in the eastern Gaza City neighborhood of Shejaiya which was destroyed during the 50-day war between Israel and Hamas militants in the summer of 2014

The Dome of the Rock is seen in the background as Palestinian youths practice their parkour skills during Friday prayers in Jerusalem's Old City.

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The Dome of the Rock is seen in the background as Palestinian youths practice their parkour skills during Friday prayers in Jerusalem’s Old City.