Middle East

A Palestinian man walks on the rubble past a crater following an air strike by the Israeli airforce on Gaza City, on June 16, 2014. Israel launched air strikes on different areas of on Gaza Strip, as Israeli troops killed a Palestinian and arrested more than 40 overnight in the Israeli occupied West Bank, including the parliament speaker, in a massive crackdown on Hamas whom Israel accuses of kidnapping three teenagers.

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A Palestinian walks on rubble following an air strike by the Israeli air force on Gaza City during the weekend. Israeli troops killed a Palestinian and arrested more than 40 people in the Israeli-occupied West Bank, including the speaker of parliament, in a massive crackdown on Hamas whom Israel accuses of kidnapping three teenagers.

A Palestinian militant attends the funeral of militant Mohammed Al Awor in Beit Lahiya town, in the northern Gaza Strip, 12 June 2014. According to media reports, Al Awor was killed and two other people were wounded by an Israeli air strike in the northern Gaza strip after militants in the Gaza Strip fired a rocket into Israel on 11 June for the first time since a Palestinian unity goverment was formed. Israeli army said it had targeted militants in the Gaza Strip planning attacks on Israeli

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A Palestinian militant attends the funeral of Mohammed Al-Awor in Beit Lahiya town in the northern Gaza Strip. Al-Awor was killed by an Israeli air strike after militants fired a rocket into Israel

A Palestinian worker carries hays during the process of making charcoal for sale, in the West Bank village of Yabad near Jenin June 11, 2014.

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A Palestinian worker carries hays amongst piled wood during the process of making charcoal for sale, in the West Bank village of Yabad near Jenin

Ultra-orthodox Jews take part in celebrations after the wedding ceremony of Esther Rokeach and Avraham Safrin (not pictured) in Jerusalem June 11, 2014. Thousands gathered on Tuesday to celebrate the wedding between Safrin and Rokeach, the granddaughter of the spiritual leader of the Belz Hasidim, which is one of the largest Hasidic movements in the world.

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Ultra-orthodox Jews take part in celebrations after the wedding ceremony of the granddaughter of the spiritual leader of the Belz Hasidim, which is one of the largest Hasidic movements in the world in Jerusalem

Protesters burn tyres during a demonstration against against Yemen's fuel shortages near the house of President Abdu Rabbu Mansour Hadi in Sanaa...Protesters burn tyres during a demonstration against against Yemen's fuel shortages near the house of President Abdu Rabbu Mansour Hadi in Sanaa June 11, 2014.

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Protesters burn tyres during a demonstration against Yemen‘s fuel shortages near the house of President Abdu Rabbu Mansour Hadi in Sanaa

Iraqi children search through garbage for recyclable items on June 10, 2014, at a waste dump on the outskirts of the shrine city of Najaf, in central Iraq.

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Iraqi children search through garbage for recyclable items on Wednesday at a waste dump on the outskirts of the shrine city of Najaf, in central Iraq

Iraqi families fleeing violence in the northern Nineveh province gather at a Kurdish checkpoint in Aski kalak, 40 kms West of Arbil, in the autonomous Kurdistan region, on June 10, 2014. Suspected jihadists seized Iraq's entire northern province of Nineveh and its capital Mosul, the country's second-largest city, in a major blow to authorities, who appear incapable of stopping militant advances.

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Iraqi families fleeing violence in the northern Nineveh province gather at a Kurdish checkpoint in Aski kalak, 40 km west of Arbil. Suspected jihadists on Tuesday seized most of the Iraq province and its capital Mosul, the country’s second-largest city

sraeli soldiers and border police detain a Palestinian during a protest in solidarity with prisoners on hunger strike, at Qalandia checkpoint near the West Bank city of Ramallah...Israeli soldiers and border police detain a Palestinian during a protest in solidarity with prisoners on hunger strike, at Qalandia checkpoint near the West Bank city of Ramallah June 5, 2014. Some 120 Palestinians jailed without trial in Israel have been on an open-ended hunger strike, eating only salt and drinking water, since April 24 to demand an end to so-called "administrative detention". REUTERS/Mohamad Torokman (WEST

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Israeli soldiers and border police detain a Palestinian during a protest in solidarity with prisoners on hunger strike, at Qalandia checkpoint near the West Bank city of Ramallah

An Iranian soldier walks past a portrait of the Ayatollah Khomeini outside Khomeini's shrine on the 25th anniversary of his death on June 4, 2014 on the outskirts of Tehran, Iran. Thousands of people gathered to hear speeches to mark the event. Khomeini, the founder of the Islamic Republic, is still revered by many Iranians, and his portrait hangs throughout the country.

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An Iranian soldier walks past a portrait of the Ayatollah Khomeini outside Khomeini’s shrine on the 25th anniversary of his death on Wednesday on the outskirts of Tehran, Iran

A Syrian woman shows a ballot paper bearing the portraits of the three presidential candidates (LtoR): Maher Abdel Hafiz Hajjar, Hassan Abdallah al-Nuri and President Bashar al-Assad on June 3, 2014 during the presidential election at a polling station in central Damascus. Voting offices opened in Syrian regime-held areas for a presidential election that al-Assad is certain to win, and that has been slammed as a "farce" by the opposition.

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A Syrian woman holds a ballot paper showing the portraits of the three presidential candidates (LtoR): Maher Abdel Hafiz Hajjar, Hassan Abdallah al-Nuri and President Bashar al-Assad on Tuesday during the presidential election at a polling station in central Damascus