People wave Turkish flags Tuesday as they gather in Taksim Square in Istanbul, protesting against the attempted coup last Friday. The Turkish government accelerated its crackdown on alleged plotters of the failed coup against President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Emrah Gurel/AP hide caption

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Turkey's Post-Coup-Attempt Purge Widens As Arrests And Firings Grow

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Syrian President Bashar Assad (white shirt) speaks with Syrian troops in the suburbs of Damascus on June 26, in a photo released by the official SANA news agency. The U.S. and Russia are working on a proposal to coordinate their bombing campaigns in Syria, where the two powers are fighting the Islamic State and other Islamist extremists. SANA via AP hide caption

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Syrian women and children stage a protest against the government's siege of Daraya, outside Damascus, on March 9. The protesters demanded that President Bashar Assad's government allow humanitarian aid into the city. Anadolu Agency/Getty Images hide caption

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The Siege That Keeps A Rebel Town In Syria Desperate For Food Aid

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An Afghan soldier stands at a mortar training range near Kandahar, Afghanistan. The Afghan forces are still receiving help from the U.S. as they battle the Taliban. This photo was taken by NPR's David Gilkey shortly before he was killed by the Taliban on June 5. David Gilkey/NPR hide caption

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Afghanistan: A Tragic Return To A War With No End

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Family members and friends of the victims of the Istanbul attack paid tribute at a memorial service Thursday at Ataturk Airport. Turkish authorities say the evidence points to three Russian-speaking suicide bombers who were part of the Islamic State. Emrah Gurel/AP hide caption

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Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan speaks on Monday at the presidential palace in Ankara. Turkey is now embroiled in conflicts with Syria's President Bashar Assad, the Islamic State and the Kurdish separatists. Murat Cetinmuhurdar/AP hide caption

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Tashfeen Malik (left) pledged allegiance to the Islamic State on Facebook just before she and her husband, Syed Farook, went on a shooting spree that left 14 dead in San Bernardino, Calif., last December. The couple is shown here in a 2014 photo. In just over a year, three separate attackers have declared support for ISIS as they carried out shootings in the U.S. AP hide caption

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Syrian President Bashar Assad addresses parliament in Damascus on Tuesday, saying he will retake "every inch" of Syrian territory. Assad's defiant tone comes at a time when peace efforts for the country have been crumbling. SANA via AP hide caption

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Bashar Assad's Defiance Points To A Syrian Peace Effort In Tatters

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Young boys wave smoldering tin cans at cars in Kabul, Afghanistan. The smoke from the seeds inside the cans is believed to ward off evil. Zabihullah Tamanna for NPR hide caption

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'He Had A Great Eye For A Story'

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A member of the Afghan army looks on as an artillery gun fires at Taliban fighters in the hills of Nangahar Province, in eastern Afghanistan, in 2015. NPR photographer David Gilkey, who was killed Sunday, embedded with the Afghan military on multiple occasions to see how it was faring in its fight against the Taliban. David Gilkey/NPR hide caption

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An Afghan commando stands on the tarmac, wearing night vision gear. The elite commandos are about to fly into an area controlled by Taliban fighters. Their mission: to sweep a village for Taliban fighters. David Gilkey/NPR hide caption

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Under U.S. Air Cover, Afghan Commandos Chase The Elusive Taliban

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U.S. Air Force Lt. Col. Chance Henderson, an orthopedic surgeon, stands in the operating theater of the military hospital at Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan. Henderson is fighting to save the leg of a 6-year-old Afghan girl who was shot during a firefight between U.S. and Afghan forces and the Taliban. David Gilkey/NPR hide caption

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Saving 6-Year-Old Ameera, Shot In An Afghan Firefight

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Images of dead bodies in Syrian prisons, taken by a Syrian forensic photographer, were displayed at the United Nations last year. They were also put on exhibit at the U.S. Capitol last July. A range of activists and groups are trying to find better ways to document torture and prosecute those responsible. Lucas Jackson/Reuters hide caption

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Documenting Torture: Doctors Search For New Ways To Gather Evidence

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A mural on the wall of the boys' high school in Sair, a Palestinian town in the West Bank. More than a dozen young men from Sair were killed by Israeli forces since last fall, including during attacks on Israelis. Emily Harris/NPR hide caption

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A Fall In Knife Attacks On Israelis, Amid A Shifting Palestinian Mood

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In 2011, soldiers from Alpha Co. 101st Airborne Division walk beneath the high mud walls that make up the labyrinth of alleyways and corridors of the village of Sangeray in the Zhari District of Kandahar Province. David Gilkey/NPR hide caption

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President Ashraf Ghani (right) and Chief Executive Abdullah Abdullah (left) leave after signing a power-sharing deal in September 2014 at the presidential palace in Kabul. Afghanistan's National Unity Government is now in disarray. Massoud Hossaini/AP hide caption

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Ahmed Darwish appears in a police station in Rumeilan, northern Syria, after being captured by Kurdish fighters as he was running away from a battle. He was wounded in a coalition airstrike in support of anti-ISIS forces. "There was camaraderie, friendship, like a brotherhood between us," he says of his time in ISIS. Alice Fordham/NPR hide caption

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Joining ISIS: It's Not Always For Reasons You Might Assume

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The mother (right) of Abdel Hamid Abu Srour (portrait) mourns with family members as she receives condolences at the Al-Ruwad Center in the Aida Refugee Camp near Bethlehem on Friday. Musa Al Shaer/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Is This Week's Jerusalem Suicide Bombing A Warning Of More To Come?

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