Iraqi pro-government forces advance towards the city of Fallujah, as part of a major assault to retake the city from Islamic State (IS) group. Iraqi forces, consisting of special forces, soldiers, police, militia forces and pro-government tribesmen, launched a major assault to retake Fallujah, the scene of deadly battles during the US occupation and one of the toughest targets yet in Baghdad’s war on the Islamic State group.
Poppies are installed in an installation at Royal Hospital Chelsea in London. The installation comprises of almost 300,000 handcrafted poppies created by landscape designer Phillip Johnson. The display is in honour of all servicemen and women who have fought across all wars, conflicts and peacekeeping operations over the last 100 years, and will be on display at the 2016 RHS Chelsea Flower Show.
Russian WWII veterans lay flowers at the Eternal Fire in the Victory Park Memorial complex at the Poklonnaya Hill in Moscow, Russia on the day of memory of Saint Georges the Victorious, the heavenly patron of Moscow and warriors
A boy carries his belongings at a site hit by what activists said was a barrel bomb dropped by forces loyal to Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad in Aleppo’s al-Fardous district, Syria
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Syrian civil defence volunteers and rescuers remove a baby from under the rubble of a destroyed building following a reported air strike on the rebel-held neighbourhood of al-Kalasa in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo.
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His Excellency the Rt Hon Sir Lockwood Smith (left), High Commissioner for New Zealand, and His Excellency the Hon Alexander Downer AC, High Commissioner for Australia, laying wreaths at the Tomb of the Unknown Warrior during the annual Service of Commemoration and Thanksgiving to Mark ANZAC Day at Westminster Abbey, London today.
A Syrian man evacuates an area following a reported air strike in the rebel-held neighbourhood of Hayy Aqyul in Syria‘s second city Aleppo
A Syrian child receives treatment at a makeshift hospital following an airInjured in an airstrikestrike on a vegetable market in Maaret al-Numan, in Syria‘s northern province of Idlib
The Palmyra citadel is seen in the background as Syrian families load their belongings onto a bus in the town of Palmyra in the central Homs province, Syria. Thousands of residents of this ancient town who fled Islamic State rule are returning briefly to check on their homes and salvage what they can some carpets, blankets, a fridge or a few family mementos
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Iraqis from the town of Heet in Iraq‘s Anbar province, are evacuated by government forces to a safe area far from the battlefields where Iraqi troops are trying to retake the western town from the Islamic State
People sleep in the port of Chios, Greece where refugees and migrants who managed to leave the VIAL detention centre a few days ago are camping
A member of staff poses next to British World War One soldiers in a recreated trench during a press preview for the “Remembering 1916 – Life on the Western Front” exhibition at Whitgift School in Croydon, England. The exhibition will open on Saturday
Residents and activists hold a giant a pre-Baath Syrian flag, now used by the Syrian opposition, during an anti-regime protest in the rubble of destroyed buildings in the neighbourhood of Jobar, on the eastern outskirts of the capital Damascus
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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.
A wounded boy at a hospital after he was injured in ongoing conflict, in Sana’a, Yemen
Children attend a party for children affected by war and in need for psychological support, in the Douma neighborhood of Damascus, Syria.The party was organised by the Syrian Arab Red Crescent
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
A Syrian man walks past damaged homes following a snow storm in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo on Tuesday
A Yemeni inspects his family’s apartment destroyed by airstrikes carried out by the Saudi-led coalition targeting a neighborhood in Sanaa, Yemen on Monday