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US President Barack Obama (R) speaks wit...US President Barack Obama (R) speaks with Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahyan (L), Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, during the US-Gulf Cooperation Council Summit in Riyadh, on April 21, 2016. Obama met Gulf leaders in Saudi Arabia to push for an intensified campaign against the Islamic State group, despite strains in Gulf ties with Washington.  / AFP PHOTO / Jim WatsonJIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images

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US President Barack Obama speaks with Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed al-Nahyan Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, during the US-Gulf Cooperation Council Summit in Riyadh

Palestinian man reads a local newspaper outside his home in Gaza City

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Palestinian man reads a local newspaper outside his home in Gaza City

The Wider Image: Bee-sting therapy...A Palestinian beekeeper uses smoke to calm bees in the process of collecting honey at a farm in Rafah, in the southern Gaza Strip April 11, 2016. Rateb Samour sees 250 patients a day, whose complaints range from hair loss to cerebral palsy and cancer. He is not a doctor and has never worked in a hospital. Samour inherited the skill of bee-sting therapy from his father. From 2003 the agricultural engineer dedicated all his time to study and develop the alternative-medicine treatment of apitherapy, which uses bee-related products from honey, propolis - or bee glue used to build hives - to venom. REUTERS/Suhaib Salem   SEARCH "GAZA BEE" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "THE WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES  TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY      TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

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A Palestinian beekeeper uses smoke to calm bees in the process of collecting honey at a farm in Rafah, in the southern Gaza Strip

Members of Saudi security forces cross through a fire during a military exercise west of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

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Members of Saudi security forces cross through a fire during a military exercise west of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

TOPSHOT - A boy from the Arab Jahalin Be...TOPSHOT - A boy from the Arab Jahalin Bedouin community stands next the rubble of his home in the village of Umm al-Kheir south of the West Bank city of Hebron on April 6, 2016 after Israeli authorities demolished six houses that they said were built without permission.  / AFP PHOTO / MENAHEM KAHANAMENAHEM KAHANA/AFP/Getty Images

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A boy from the Arab Jahalin Bedouin community stands next the rubble of his home in the village of Umm al-Kheir south of the West Bank city of Hebron after Israeli authorities demolished six houses that they said were built without permission

Afghan labourer Hamid Gul, 25, working at a brick factory on the outskirts Mazar-i-Sharif

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Afghan labourer Hamid Gul, 25, working at a brick factory on the outskirts Mazar-i-Sharif 

Palestinian house demolishing...epa05243187 The mother of the house owner (C) reacts near the rubble of her son's house after the Israeli Army demolished it in the West Bank village of Soureef, near Hebron, 04 April 2016. The house which belongs to a family of six was demolished by the Israeli Army because it reportedly is located near the controversial Israeli separation wall and the Palestinians have not had the Israeli permits needed to build it.  EPA/ABED AL HASHLAMOUN

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The mother of the house owner reacts near the rubble of her son’s house after the Israeli Army demolished it in the West Bank village of Soureef, near Hebron

A Palestinian protester uses a sling to return a tear gas canister fired by Israeli troops during clashes at a protest marking Land Day, near Israel's Ofer Prison near the West Bank city of Ramallah March 30, 2016. March 30 marks Land Day, the annual commemoration of protests in 1976 against Israel's appropriation of Arab-owned land in the Galilee

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A Palestinian protester uses a sling to return a tear gas canister fired by Israeli troops during clashes at a protest marking Land Day, near Israel’s Ofer Prison near the West Bank city of Ramallah today. March 30 marks Land Day, the annual commemoration of protests in 1976 against Israel’s appropriation of Arab-owned land in the Galilee

Palestinian boy Sabri Attalah, 17, works at a pottery workshop in Gaza City March 21, 2016. Attalah, who works along with his family members at their workshop, earns around 25 Shekels ($6.4) per working day. The boy, who quit school, hoped to be a design engineer.

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Palestinian boy Sabri Attalah, 17, works at a pottery workshop in Gaza City March 21, 2016. Attalah, who works along with his family members at their workshop, earns around 25 Shekels ($6.4) per working day. The boy, who quit school, hoped to be a design engineer.

A member of the Ezzedine al-Qassam Briga...A member of the Ezzedine al-Qassam Brigades, the military wing of the Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas holds his weapon during a rally to mark the 12th anniversary of the death of assassinated Hamas spiritual leader Sheikh Ahmed Yassine on March 23, 2016 outside his home in Gaza city.  / AFP PHOTO / MAHMUD HAMSMAHMUD HAMS/AFP/Getty Images

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A member of the Ezzedine al-Qassam Brigades, the military wing of the Palestinian Islamist movement Hamas holds his weapon during a rally to mark the 12th anniversary of the death of assassinated Hamas spiritual leader Sheikh Ahmed Yassine in Gaza city.

The Wider Image: Born in a refugee camp...Moroccan doctors carry a Syrian baby Siwar, who was born by caesarean section in a field hospital in Al Zaatari refugee camp in the Jordanian city of Mafraq, near the border with Syria, March 7, 2016. Siwar is the third child of a Syrian family from Daraa who fled to Jordan two years ago. She is their second child to be born in the camp. Since the beginning of the Syrian crisis, 50-80 Syrian children were born in the Zaatari refugee camp each week, according to the official website of UNHCR. REUTERS/ Muhammad Hamed  TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY      SEARCH "HAMED BORN" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "THE WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES

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Moroccan doctors carry a Syrian baby called Siwar, who was born by caesarean section in a field hospital in Al Zaatari refugee camp in the Jordanian city of Mafraq, near the border with Syria 

Soldiers take pictures as flame and smoke are seen following air bombardments during the Northern Thunder exercises, in Hafr Al-Batin, near Saudi Arabia's border with Iraq...Soldiers take pictures as flame and smoke are seen following air bombardments during the Northern Thunder exercises, in Hafr Al-Batin, near Saudi Arabia's border with Iraq, March 10, 2016.    REUTERS/Abedullah al-Desori EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NO RESALES. NO ARCHIVE       TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

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Soldiers take pictures as flame and smoke are seen following air bombardments during the Northern Thunder exercises, in Hafr Al-Batin, near Saudi Arabia‘s border with Iraq

Woman looks through a tent during a gathering by Houthi loyalists against Saudi-led air strikes in Yemen's capital Sanaa...A woman looks through a tent during a gathering by Houthi loyalists against Saudi-led air strikes in Yemen's capital Sanaa March 9, 2016. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah      TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY      - RTS9YZ5

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A woman looks through a tent during a gathering by Houthi loyalists against Saudi-led air strikes in Yemen’s capital Sana’a

A Tunisian police officer stands guard near a police station after Monday's attack by Islamic State militants on army and police barracks in the town of Ben Guerdan, Tunisia.

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A Tunisian police officer stands guard near a police station after Monday’s attack by Islamic State militants on army and police barracks in the town of Ben Guerdan, Tunisia

Shimon Peres , Naomi Campbell...Naomi Campbell, second right, meets with former Israeli President Shimon Peres during an event for International Women's Day in Tel Aviv, Israel, Tuesday, March 8, 2016. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)

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Naomi Campbell, second right, meets with former Israeli President Shimon Peres during an event for International Women’s Day in Tel Aviv, Israel 

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