Middle East

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Iranian women stand in line at a polling station during the parliamentary and Experts Assembly elections in Qom, Iran 

A Palestinian man uses a rope to climb over a section of Israel's controversial separation barrier that separates the West Bank city of al-Ram from east Jerusalem

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A Palestinian man uses a rope to climb over a section of Israel’s controversial separation barrier that separates the West Bank city of al-Ram from east Jerusalem

A fighter loyal to Libya's internationally recognised government checks a damaged house in Benghazi

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A fighter loyal to Libya’s internationally recognised government checks a damaged house in Benghazi

An Iraqi soldier stands in an armed vehicle as they are stationed on the Iraqi-Saudi border in Iraq's southern Samawah province

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An Iraqi soldier stands in an armed vehicle as they are stationed on the Iraqi-Saudi border in Iraq’s southern Samawah province

A police officer gestures as he walks at the site of an explosion while firefighters try to extinguish flames after an attack targeted a convoy of military service vehicles in Ankara

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A police officer gestures as he walks at the site of an explosion while firefighters try to extinguish flames after an attack targeted a convoy of military service vehicles in Ankara

A Palestinian protester uses a slingshot to hurl stones towards Israeli troops during clashes in the West Bank village of Araka near Jenin, February 15, 2016.

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A Palestinian protester uses a slingshot to hurl stones towards Israeli troops during clashes in the West Bank village of Araka near Jenin today.

People enter the Eminonu Mosque in Istanbul, Turkey

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People enter the Eminonu Mosque in Istanbul, Turkey

TOPSHOT - Palestinian members of the Ezz...TOPSHOT - Palestinian members of the Ezzedine al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of the Hamas movement, take part in a gathering on January 31, 2016 in Gaza city to pay tribute to their fellow militants who died after a tunnel collapsed in the Gaza Strip.  Seven Hamas militants were killed on January 28, 2016 after a tunnel built for fighting Israel collapsed in the Gaza Strip, highlighting concerns that yet another conflict could eventually erupt in the Palestinian enclave.  / AFP / MAHMUD HAMSMAHMUD HAMS/AFP/Getty Images

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Palestinian members of the Ezzedine al-Qassam Brigades, the armed wing of the Hamas movement, take part in a gathering in Gaza city to pay tribute to their fellow militants who died after a tunnel collapsed in the Gaza Strip 

Golf - Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship - Abu Dhabi Golf Club, United Arab Emirates - 21/1/16  Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy practices on the driving range before the start of the first round

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Northern Ireland’s Rory McIlroy practices on the driving range before the start of the first round at the Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship, Abu Dhabi Golf Club, United Arab Emirates on Thursday

Syrian refugee Bissan Alabdullah, almost 3, smiles while standing next to her family's laundry outside their tent at an informal tented settlement near the Syrian border on the outskirts of Mafraq, Jordan, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2016.

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Syrian refugee Bissan Alabdullah, smiles while standing next to her family’s laundry outside their tent at an informal tented settlement near the Syrian border on the outskirts of Mafraq, Jordan, Wednesday

A Palestinian youth demonstrates his parkour skills on a street in Gaza City January 15, 2016.

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A Palestinian youth demonstrates his parkour skills on a street in Gaza City

Syrian refugees look on during a visit by Secretary of State for International Development Justine Greening, during her visit to an Informal Tented Settlement occupied by Syrian refuges close to the Syrian boarder in Lebanon, to see how the UK's response and aid is helping the refugee crisis. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Friday January 15, 2016.

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Syrian refugees look on during a visit by Secretary of State for International Development Justine Greening on Friday, during her visit to an Informal Tented Settlement occupied by Syrian refuges close to the Syrian boarder in Lebanon

Tourists take pictures under Rawcheh Sea Rock as they ride a boat while the sun sets over the Mediterranean Sea in Beirut, Lebanon.

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Tourists take pictures under Rawcheh Sea Rock as they ride a boat while the sun sets over the Mediterranean Sea in Beirut, Lebanon.

..A child from the Abu Sleiman family has a lunch at his house in the Syrian town of Beit Nayem, in the rebel-held Eastern Ghouta region on the outskirts of the capital Damascus. Abu Sleiman, 39, has eleven children and two wives. He got injured in 2014 in a Syrian government air strike on his house in the nearby village of Marj al-Sultan and cannot work anymore.

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A child from the Abu Sleiman family has a lunch at his house in the Syrian town of Beit Nayem, in the rebel-held Eastern Ghouta region on the outskirts of the capital Damascus

Turkish police search through the wreckage of a blast damaged building on January 14, 2016 in Diyarbakir. Six people died and 39 others were wounded in a car bomb attack blamed on Kurdish rebels that ripped through a police station and an adjacent housing complex for officers and their families in southeastern Turkey, security forces said on January 14, updating an earlier toll of five.

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Turkish police search through the wreckage of a blast damaged building on Thursday in Diyarbakir. Six people died and 39 others were wounded in a car bomb attack blamed on Kurdish rebels that ripped through a police station and an adjacent housing complex for officers and their families in southeastern Turkey

Israeli soldiers from the home front command unit take part in a drill simulating a non-conventional attack at the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in the southern city of Beersheba, Israel...Israeli soldiers from the home front command unit take part in a drill simulating a non-conventional attack at the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in the southern city of Beersheba, Israel January 13, 2016. Israeli army spokesperson said on Wednesday that the drill, held on the last day of the 4th International Conference on Healthcare System Preparedness and Response to Emergencies and Disasters, simulated a chemical attack with mass casualties and their evacuation to a trauma center for decontamination and further treatment. Civilian emergency teams participated in the drill alongside the soldiers.

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Israeli soldiers from the home front command unit take part in a drill simulating a non-conventional attack at the Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in the southern city of Beersheba, Israel on Wednesday

Masked Palestinian militants from the al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades, a group linked to the Fatah movement, attend the funeral of Mussa Abu Zuaiter, a Palestinian man who was killed in an Israeli air strike on the Gaza Strip, in the Jabalia refugee camp in the northern Gaza Strip on Wednesday.  An Israeli air raid in the northern Gaza Strip targeting alleged militants killed one Palestinian and wounded three others, the Israeli army and a Palestinian official said.

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Masked Palestinian militants from the al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades, a group linked to the Fatah movement, attend the funeral of Mussa Abu Zuaiter, a Palestinian man who was killed in an Israeli air strike on the Gaza Strip, in the Jabalia refugee camp in the northern Gaza Strip on Wednesday

A handout image made available by the In...A handout image made available by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)on January 12, 2016 shows a relief convoy carrying aid entering the besieged Syrian town of Madaya.  The Syrian Arab Red Crescent said 44 trucks loaded with food and other aid entered the rebel-held town, while 21 other trucks went to the government-controlled towns of Fuaa and Kafraya.

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A relief convoy carrying aid entering the besieged Syrian town of Madaya.
The Syrian Arab Red Crescent said 44 trucks loaded with food and other aid entered the rebel-held town, while 21 other trucks went to the government-controlled towns of Fuaa and Kafraya on Tuesday

People collect their belongings from a heavily damaged building in the aftermath of a car bomb explosion in commercial area of New Baghdad, Iraq, Tuesday, Jan. 12, 2016. Gunmen stormed into a Baghdad mall on Monday after setting off a car bomb and launching a suicide attack at its entrance in the city s mainly Shiite east, Iraqi officials said.

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People collect their belongings from a heavily damaged building in the aftermath of a car bomb explosion in commercial area of New Baghdad, Iraq, Tuesday

Tribal fighters loyal to Yemen's government and children pose for a picture in Al Khurais village of Nihm district east of the capital Sanaa January 11, 2016.

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Tribal fighters loyal to Yemen’s government and children sit on a rock in Al Khurais village of Nihm district east of the capital Sanaa on Monday