An elderly Yazidi man walks through the town of Sinjar, Iraq. Before it was overrun by Islamic State, Sinjar and the surrounding villages were home to about 200,000 people, mainly Kurdish and Arab Muslims, as well as Christians and Yazidis
Migrants and refugees receive help after their arrival on the Greek island of Lesbos after crossing the Aegean Sea from Turkey
A Syrian child reacts as he receives first aid in a field hospital following an airstrike by forces loyal to the Syrian government in the rebel-held area of Douma, Syria
A Syrian man and his son drive in vehicle battered by years on conflict in the rebel-held area of Douma, east of the capital Damascus, Syria
A fighter from the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), which includes Kurds, Arabs and Syriac Christians, monitors the countryside of the northeastern town of Al-Hol, in the Syrian Hasakeh province, at sunset
A veteran walks the grounds at the ‘Field of Remembrance’ at Westminster Abbey, in London, Britain, on Thursday
Syrians are seen inside a cage in Douma, the largest opposition stronghold on the outskirts of Damascus. It has been reported that a major Syrian rebel group is using dozens of captives in metal cages as “human shields”. Jaish al-Islam, regarded as the most powerful rebel group near the capital, has put regime soldiers and Alawite civilians it was holding in metal cages, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights told AFP.
Shia fighters, known as Houthis, hold their weapons whilst chanting slogans during a tribal gathering showing support to the Houthi movement in Sanaa, Yemen
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Iraqi Shia fighters from the Popular Mobilisation units, fighting alongside Iraqi government forces, fire a rocket during a military operation against Islamic State (IS) group jihadists as they advance towards the centre of Baiji, some 200 kilometres north of Baghdad.
A Yemeni woman carries jerrycans to fill them with water from a public tap amid an acute shortage of water supply to houses in the Yemeni capital, Sanaa on Thursday
Veteran Will Clark, 95 poses after receiving his campaign medals before a national service of commemoration to mark the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Britain at St Paul’s Cathedral in central London, Britain
Afghan boy Amir Hosein, aged 8, who was seriously injured in a bombing that killed his mother, waits with his extended family at Keleti station in Budapest for a train to Austria on Tuesday in Budapest, Hungary.
This picture shows a general view of damaged buildings in the rebel-held area of Douma Syria as a sandstorm blows over the city
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A newborn baby lies on a bed in a civilian hospital in Kobane, northern Syria. Several Turkish soldiers were killed on Sunday in a major attack in southeastern Hakkari province suspected to have been carried out by Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK) militants, reports said
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Migrants protest outside a train that they are refusing to leave for fear of being taken to a refugee camp from the train which has been held at Bicske station since yesterday in Bicske, near Budapest, Hungary. According to the Hungarian authorities a record number of migrants from many parts of the Middle East, Africa and Asia are crossing the border from Serbia. Since the beginning of 2015 the number of migrants using the so-called Balkans route has exploded with migrants arriving in Greece from Turkey and then travelling on through Macedonia and Serbia before entering the EU via Hungary. The massive increase, said to be the largest migration of people since World War II, led Hungarian Prime Minister Victor Orban to order Hungary’s army to build a steel and barbed wire security barrier along its entire border with Serbia, after more than 100,000 asylum seekers from a variety of countries and war zones entered the country so far this year.
A young Iraqi girl who fled the violence in the northern city of Tal Afar poses for a photo at the Bahrka camp for internally displaced people, some ten kilometres west of Arbil, in the autonomous Kurdistan region
Migrants storm into a train at the Keleti train station in Budapest, Hungary. Hungarian police withdrew from the gates after two days of blocking their entry
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US World War II veteran Howard Troward, wearing his bullet-holed helmet, salutes as the national anthem is played during a ceremony marking the 70th anniversary of the Allied Forces victory over Japan in the Pacific at the World War II Memorial in Washington, DC.
A boy skips at a school in Yemen’s capital Sanaa sheltering people after the conflict forced them to flee their areas from the Houthi-controled northern province of Saada on Tuesday
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A North Korean soldier watches as fireworks explode, today in Pyongyang, North Korea as part of celebrations for the 62nd anniversary of the armistice that ended the Korean War.