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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.
Yemenis react after airstrikes allegedly carried out by the Saudi-led coalition killed dozens in a nieghborhood in Sanaa, Yemen on Monday
Kurdish women wave to their relatives who wait near fence on the Syrian side in Suruc in Turkey’s Sanliurfa province on Friday
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Members of the Allied army practice their square formation to counter cavalry charges on Friday in Waterloo, Belgium. Around 5000 historical re-enactors will amass this evening to stage the 1st battle re-enactment, the ‘French attack’, in front of around 200,000 spectators from around the world
A young wounded Syrian girl waits for treatment at the Unified Medical Office for Douma, a make-shift medical centre in the rebel-held town of Douma, northeast of the capital Damascus, following reported heavy shelling and air strikes by government forces on the town killing nearly a dozen and injuring many children according the Syrian Observatory of Human Rights.
A Syrian woman fleeing the war walks with her children after crossing into Turkey at the Akcakale border crossing, in Sanliurfa province. Turkey said it was taking measures to limit the flow of Syrian refugees onto its territory after an influx of thousands more over the last days due to fighting between Kurds and jihadists. Under an “open-door” policy, Turkey has taken in 1.8 million Syrian refugees since the conflict in Syria erupted in 2011
Syrian refugees wait near the Turkish border in Akcakale in the Sanliurfa province not far from the Syrian border town of Tal Abyad on Friday. Turkey said it was taking measures to limit the flow of Syrian refugees onto its territory after an influx of thousands more over the last days due to fighting between Kurds and jihadists
The Turkish side of the border between Turkey and Syria shows Syrian refugees waiting on the Syrian side of the border crossing near Akcakale, Sanliurfa province, south-eastern Turkey on Wednesday