Middle East

A Kurdish refugee boy from Kobani looks out from the window of a tent at a refugee camp in the border town of Suruc, Sanliurfa province November 18, 2014

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A Kurdish refugee boy from Kobani looks out from the window of a tent at a refugee camp in the border town of Suruc, Sanliurfa province, Syria

Palestinian protesters burn tyres in front of Israel's controversial barrier that separates the West Bank town of Abu Dis from Jerusalem. A Palestinian bus driver, whose family lives in Abu Dis, was found hanged in his vehicle in west Jerusalem overnight, in what Israeli police said was an apparent suicide but a colleague said looked like murder.

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Palestinian protesters burn tyres in front of Israel’s barrier that separates the West Bank town of Abu Dis from Jerusalem

Kurdish refugee children from the Syrian town of Kobani play at a refugee camp in the border town of Suruc, Sanliurfa province November 17, 2014.

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Kurdish refugee children from the Syrian town of Kobani play at a refugee camp in the border town of Suruc, Sanliurfa province

Palestinian youths practice their Parkour skills over the ruins of houses, which were destroyed during the 50-day Gaza war between Israel and Hamas-led militants in the Gaza Strip, on November 14, 2014, in Khan Yunis' Khuzaa neighbourhood in the southern Gaza Strip near the Israeli border. The 50-day war between Israel and Hamas militants killed at least 2,143 Palestinians, nearly 70 percent of them civilians, and 73 people on the Israeli side.

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Palestinian youths practice their Parkour skills over the ruins of houses, which were destroyed during the 50-day Gaza war between Israel and Hamas-led militants in the Gaza Strip, on Friday, in Khan Yunis’ Khuzaa neighbourhood in the southern Gaza Strip near the Israeli border

Palestinian worshippers walk outside the Dome of the Rock at the Al-Aqsa mosque compound after Friday prayers  in the Old City of Jerusalem on November 14, 2014. Israel eased restrictions at Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa mosque after US Secretary of State John Kerry announced agreement on steps to reduce tensions at the flashpoint compound.

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Palestinian worshippers walk outside the Dome of the Rock at the Al-Aqsa mosque compound after Friday prayers in the Old City of Jerusalem. Israel eased restrictions at Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa mosque after US Secretary of State John Kerry announced agreement on steps to reduce tensions at the flashpoint compound

Participants in an amateur race approach the finish in Tel Aviv...Participants in an amateur "Running in Color" event approach the finish line of a five kilometre (three mile) race in Tel Aviv, November 14, 2014. Inspired by the Hindu Holi festival, the race involved participants running along a course dotted with locations where coloured powders were thrown over the runners. The event was held to raise awareness about Post Traumatic Stress Disorder caused by conflict in the country. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly

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Racers in the five-kilometre “Running in Colour” event approach the finish line in Tel Aviv, Israel. Inspired by the Hindu Holi festival, coloured powders were thrown over runners during the event, which was held to raise awareness about post traumatic stress disorder.

Palestinian militants, supporting the mainstream Fatah movement, and belonging to the 'al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades,' take part in a rally in the West Bank city of Hebron, 13 November 2014 commemorating the 10th anniversary of the death of PLO Chairman Yasser Arafat, who died on 11 November 2004.

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Palestinian militants, supporting the mainstream Fatah movement, and belonging to the ‘al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades,’ take part in a rally in the West Bank city of Hebron on Thursday commemorating the 10th anniversary of the death of PLO Chairman Yasser Arafat

A Syrian Kurdish refugee boy from the Kobani area, holds a toy weapon at a camp in Suruc, on the Turkey-Syria border Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014. Kobani, also known as Ayn Arab, and its surrounding areas, has been under assault by extremists of the Islamic State group since mid-September and is being defended by Kurdish fighters

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A Syrian Kurdish refugee boy from the Kobani area, holds a toy weapon at a camp in Suruc, on the Turkey-Syria border on Thursday

Masked Libyan military personnel wearing French army uniform and waving their national flag march during a graduation ceremony  at the Tripoli air base in the Libyan capital on November 12, 2014.  Three years after dictator Moamer Kadhafi was toppled and killed in a NATO-backed revolt, Libya is awash with weapons and powerful militias, and run by rival governments and parliaments.

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Masked Libyan military personnel wearing French army uniform and waving their national flag march during a graduation ceremony at the Tripoli air base in the Libyan capital on Wednesday

An Egyptian wokrer carries colored yarns inside a tannery in Cairo, Egypt, 12 November 2014. The tannery is the only left in the old part of Cairo. The yarn is used for shoe laces, mattresses upholstery, ballet dance outfits and suits.

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An Egyptian worker carries coloured yarns inside a tannery in Cairo, Egypt on Wednesday. The tannery is the only left in the old part of Cairo and makes yarn for shoe laces, mattresses upholstery, ballet dance outfits and suits

Palestinians inspect damages of a mosque following an attack in the West Bank village of Mughayer, north of Ramallah, Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014. An attack against a mosque in a West Bank village early on Wednesday ignited a fire that destroyed its first floor, the village's mayor said, blaming Jewish settlers for the attack.

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Palestinians inspect damages of a mosque following an attack in the West Bank village of Mughayer, north of Ramallah on Wednesday

Women walk past demolished huts set on fire at Taghyeer (Change) Square in Sanaa November 10, 2014. Authorities had deployed riot police and used bulldozers to demolish the huts set up by pro-democracy protesters when they had camped in the square to demand a regime change in 2011. These temporary shelters had not been removed from the square after protesters vacated it last year. It was not immediately apparent who had set the demolished huts on fire.

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Women walk past huts that have been destroyed by fire on Taghyeer Square in Sana’a, Yemen. Authorities deployed riot police and used bulldozers on Monday to demolish the huts which had been set up by pro-democracy protesters when they camped in the square to demand a regime change in 2011.

The Muslim holy site of the Dome of the Rock on the Al Aqsa mosque compound in the Jerusalem Old City is seen through barbed wire on November 10, 2014. The ongoing tension over Jerusalem's flashpoint Al-Aqsa mosque compound is inflicting a "stab wound" on the peace treaty between Jordan and Israel, Prime Minister Abdullah Nsur said.

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The Muslim holy site of the Dome of the Rock on the Al Aqsa mosque compound in the Old City of Jerusalem.

Palestinian youths throw stones during clashes with Israeli Border Police in the Shuafat Refugee Camp, in the West Bank but just on Jerusalem's northern border, following Friday prayers 07 November 2014. Sporadic clashes continued over access to Jerusalem's al-Aqsa Mosque in the Old City with Border Police shooting tear gas and some rubber bullets to quell Palestinian youths from throwing stones.

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Palestinian youths throw stones during clashes with Israeli Border Police in the Shuafat Refugee Camp, in the West Bank but just on Jerusalem’s northern border, following Friday prayers

 A Yemeni woman wears buttons depicting Yemen's ex-president Ali Abdullah Saleh during a gathering to protest against foreign interferences, in Sana'a, Yemen, 07 November 2014. Reports state thousands of supporters of former Yemeni president Ali Abdullah Saleh gathered in center Sana'a to protest against a US-backed move of the UN Security Council to impose a travel ban and assets freeze on Saleh due to his involvement in obstructing the country s transitional process. Recently, he has been accused of colluding with Shiite Houthi fighters in their military takeover of much of Yemen.

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A Yemeni woman wears buttons depicting Yemen’s ex-president Ali Abdullah Saleh during a gathering to protest against foreign interferences, in Sanaa, Yemen

A woman cries during the funeral of a Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) fighter in Suruc, Turkish southeastern Sanliurfa province, on November 6, 2014. Turkey is pursuing a delicate but dangerous strategy after allowing peshmerga fighters to transit its soil to the besieged Syrian town of Kobane, fearing Kurdish domination of northern Syria but also risking the collapse of the peace process with Turkish Kurds.

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A woman cries during the funeral of a Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) fighter in Suruc, Turkish southeastern Sanliurfa province, on Thursday

Smoke rises as a house is blown up during a military operation by Egyptian security forces in the Egyptian city of Rafah, near the border with southern Gaza Strip...Smoke rises as a house is blown up during a military operation by Egyptian security forces in the Egyptian city of Rafah, near the border with southern Gaza Strip November 6, 2014. At Egypt's border with the Gaza Strip, families are emptying their homes - lugging mattresses and furniture onto waiting vans as soldiers look on from armoured cars. In nine villages along the frontier, 680 houses - homes to 1,165 families - are being razed to seal off smugglers' tunnels and try to crush a militant insurgency in northern Sinai that has intensified since the army overthrew President Mohamed Mursi of the Muslim Brotherhood 16 months ago.

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Smoke rises as a house is blown up during a military operation by Egyptian security forces in the Egyptian city of Rafah, near the border with southern Gaza Strip on Thursday. In nine villages along the frontier, house are being razed to seal off smugglers’ tunnels and try to crush a militant insurgency in northern Sinai

An Ultra Orthodox Jewish vendor prays near Rachel's Tomb during an annual mass prayer in Jerusalem, Tuesday, Nov. 4, 2014

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An Ultra Orthodox Jewish vendor prays near Rachel’s Tomb during an annual mass in Jerusalem

An Iranian woman stands in front of the painted wall of the former US embassy on November 4, 2014 in Tehran where takes place a demonstration to mark the anniversary of its storming by student protesters that triggered a hostage crisis. Thousands of Iranians shouted "Death to America" during the demonstration, 35 years after Islamist students stormed the embassy compound, holding 52 American diplomats hostage for 444 days. The painting shows the Statue of Liberty with a skull as a face.

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An Iranian woman stands in front of the painted wall of the former US embassy on Tuesday in Tehran. A demonstration marked the anniversary of the storming of the embassy by student protesters 35 years ago that triggered a hostage crisis in which 52 American diplomats were held hostage for 444 days.

A Kurdish refugee boy from the Syrian town of Kobani holds onto a fence that surrounds a refugee camp in the border town of Suruc, Sanliurfa province November 3, 2014.

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A Kurdish refugee boy from the Syrian town of Kobani holds onto a fence that surrounds a refugee camp in the border town of Suruc, Sanliurfa province