Civilians are loaded in a truck to be taken to safe places Thursday as Iraqi security forces clear the Soufiya neighborhood of Islamic State fighters in central Ramadi, 70 miles west of Baghdad, Iraq. Khalid Mohammed/AP hide caption

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Dr. Rajia Sharhan, UNICEF Nutrition Specialist, takes a child's mid-upper arm circumference in Madaya, Syria, on Thursday. The city was under siege by government forces and didn't receive aid for months. Dozens of people have died of malnutrition. Ahdab Al Mobayed/UNICEF hide caption

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An Iraqi man disembarks from a dinghy on a beach after his trip with other refugees and migrants from the Turkish coast to the northeastern Greek island of Lesbos on Friday. Santi Palacios/AP hide caption

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Actually, he loves charity work: Filmmaker (and charity activist) Richard Curtis (left) poses with U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and his special adviser Amina J. Mohammed. Kena Betancur/Getty Images for Global Goals hide caption

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The plaintiffs in the case are inmates at Pelican Bay State Prison near Crescent City, Calif. "In the most severe cases," Juan Mendez says, indefinite solitary confinement — like that practiced at Pelican Bay — "can even be considered torture." Rich Pedroncelli/AP hide caption

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Smoke rises after a Syrian Rocket launcher shell on Islamic State positions in the ancient oasis city of Palmyra, about 215 kilometers northeast of Damascus on Tuesday. News reports say the Islamic State has taken control of the city. EPA /Landov hide caption

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Columns in the courtyard of the temple of Baal in the ancient city of Palmyra are damaged by the shelling in this March 14, 2014, photograph. Joseph Eid/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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