Jewish men pray at the Western Wall as snow falls in the old city of Jerusalem on Friday. People in Jerusalem woke up to around 25 centimetres of snow after the second major blizzard of winter swept across the hilltop Holy City
An Iranian girl shows her hand painted with the national flag colors during a ceremony marking the 36th anniversary of the 1979 Islamic revolution, at the Azadi (Freedom) square in Tehran, Iran on Wednesday. The event mark the 36th anniversary of the Islamic revolution, which came ten days after Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini’s return from his exile in Paris to Iran, toppling the monarchy system and forming the Islamic republic
Fishermen move a boat that had been blown inland during a storm, by the seaside in Beirut on Wednesday
Syrian refugees brave the cold and snow as they walk to a metro station in Istanbul on Wednesday, at the start of a day’s begging. The civil war, which began as a popular uprising against President Bashar al-Assad in March 2011, has killed 200,000 people and turned 3 million more into refugees
Smoke rises in the sky after a suicide car bomb attack in Kunduz province. Taliban insurgents launched an attack on a police headquarters in northern Afghanistan, provincial police spokesman Sayed Sarwar Hosseini said. At least two policemen were wounded in the attack, and five suicide attackers were killed by Afghan forces.
A young female Sailor lays back one of the hundreds of Carpets laid for the Prince of Wales’ car to drive on, before he boards HMS Dauntless for a tour of the vessel which is docked in Kuwait City, on the third day of his tour to the middle east.
A boy stands on rubble as people try to put out a fire after airstrikes and shelling by forces loyal to Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad in the Douma area of Damascus, Syria
Jordanian protesters hold up pictures of the country’s King Abdullah and pilot Muath al-Kasaesbeh, as they chant slogans during a march after Friday prayers in downtown Amman. Thousands of Jordanians gathered to show their loyalty to the king and to show solidarity with the family of the pilot, Muath al-Kasasbeh, who was killed by Isis.
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Israeli surfers walk out of the water after competing in a night surfing competition in the Mediterranean sea in Ashdod, southern Israel. About 40 surfers took part in the competition which started Wednesday after sundown.
A flock of starlings fly in formation near the Arab town of Rahat, southern Israel
A young settler holding a wooden rifle stands next to an Israeli soldier as he secures a street during the visit of Israeli President Reuven Rivlin at the Cave of the Patriarchs in the Old City of West Bank city Hebron on Monday
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A woman walks through the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. The mosque was built between 1996 and 2007 and features 82 domes.
A fighter of the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) stands next to damaged buildings in the northern Syrian town of Kobani on Friday. Sheets meant to hide residents from snipers’ sights still hang over streets in the Syrian border town of Kobani, and its shattered buildings and cratered roads suggest those who fled are unlikely to return anytime soon
A Palestinian boy wearing a military costume arrives at a military-style graduation ceremony for Palestinian youths who were trained at one of the Hamas-run Liberation Camps, in Gaza City on Thursday
Rebel fighters pray beside the al-Sayyad hill bordering the town of Morek in the northern countryside of Hama in Syria
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Bahraini protesters wearing gas masks, look on during clashes with police after a demonstration against the arrest of Sheikh Ali Salman (portrait), head of the Shia opposition movement Al-Wefaq, in Salman’s home village of Bilad al-Qadeem, on the outskirts of the capital Manama.
A Kurdish fighter smiles as he drives a car in the centre of the Syrian border town of Kobani, known as Ain al-Arab, on Wednesday. Kurdish forces recaptured the strategic town on the Turkish frontier on Tuesday in a symbolic blow for the jihadists who have seized swathes of territory in a brutal onslaught across Syria and Iraq
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A Palestinian draped in a Palestinian flag stands next to burning tyres during a protest against the decision by the main U.N. aid agency to suspend payments to tens of thousands of Palestinians for repairs to their homes damaged in last summer’s war, outside the headquarters of the United Nations Special Coordinator in Gaza City
Saudi commandos guard the front of Erga Palace in Riyadh as Barack Obama, the US president, arrives to meet Saudi Arabia’s King Salman on Tuesday