An anti-government protester wearing a gas mask uses a cellphone to read the news on social media as demonstrators gather at midnight in Istanbul's Taksim Gezi Park on June 13. Ozan Kose/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Yusra Hammed, 15, puts the finishing touches on a drawing on a wall inside her family's home in Silwad, a village in the West Bank. Hammed says, like many Palestinian girls, she does not throw rocks at Israeli soldiers; but she expresses her opposition through alternate channels, such as art. Emiliy Harris/NPR hide caption

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Members of the Zeitun Women's Cooperative prepare a meal. These women take catering orders for special events, using the proceeds to help support their families in an area with "nearly universal male under- and unemployment," the authors of The Gaza Kitchen write. Courtesy of Laila El-Haddad and Maggie Schmitt hide caption

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Rebel fighters take part in a demonstration against the Syrian regime after Friday prayers in Aleppo on Friday. Odd Andersen /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Palestinians react after they checked the body of their family member killed in an Israeli air strike, at Al-Adwan Hospital in Gaza City on Tuesday. Chen Xu/Xinhua /Landov hide caption

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The Israelis and Palestinians have clashed repeatedly over the Gaza Strip, but the recent upheavals in the Middle East have changed the dynamics this time. Here, a Palestinian woman is helped after being injured in an Israeli strike in Gaza City on Monday. Bernat Armangue/AP hide caption

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A man covers his face as he passes smoke and fire after Israeli air strikes in Gaza City earlier today. Mohammed Abed /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Israeli tanks on the border with the Gaza Strip earlier today. Israeli officials have said they are prepared to mount a ground offensive. Menahem Kahana /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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An Israeli soldier lies on the ground as missiles are fired from an Iron Dome anti-missile station on Thursday near the city of Beer Sheva, Israel. The Iron Dome was activated to intercept incoming rockets launched from Gaza. Ilia Yefimovich/Getty Images hide caption

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