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Syrians arriving last month from Jarablus, in Aleppo province, to their old neighborhood of al-Waer, in Homs, Syria. They left their homes to escape the government of Syrian President Bashar Assad, and now they are going back. AP hide caption

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Carla Del Ponte, a former United Nations prosecutor and member of a U.N.-mandated commission of inquiry on the Syria conflict, at a 2013 press conference in Geneva. Fabrice Coffrini /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A volunteer brings daily food rations for people who fled the conflict in the Kasai region earlier this month. They are at a camp for internally displaced persons in Kikwit, Democratic Republic of Congo. John Wessels /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Burned, twisted metal from motorcycles covered an area where a suicide attacker blew up his small pickup truck outside a security office on Friday in the village of Sousian in northern Syria. AP hide caption

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A World Food Program food distribution site in Bentiu, South Sudan. The U.N. says nearly 5 million people in the country do not have enough food, and in one region people are already dying of starvation. Kate Holt/AP hide caption

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In South Sudan, People Are Dying Of Hunger As Civil War Continues

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Palestinian laborers work at a construction site in a new housing project in the Israeli settlement of Maale Adumim on Tuesday, after Israel's parliament approved a law that retroactively legalizes thousands of West Bank settlement homes built unlawfully on private Palestinian land. Oded Balilty/AP hide caption

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Drought in Somalia has severely affected livestock for local herdsmen, as well as farmers' crops. The U.N. says action is needed to prevent famine in the region. Mohamed Abdiwahab/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A worker stands in a construction project in a favela, or shantytown, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The government has helped drive down income inequality by investing in basic services like health care, education and pensions. Mario Tama/Getty Images hide caption

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Secretary General of the United Nations Antonio Guterres (center) makes a statement Thursday. He is flanked by Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci (left) and Greek Cypriot leader Nicos Anastasiades (right) in Geneva, Switzerland. Anadolu Agency/Getty Images hide caption

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Several previous cease-fires have collapsed after a matter of days,€” but there is hope that this one will hold. On Saturday the U.N. Security Council supported the efforts by Russia and Turkey to end the violence. AP hide caption

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The arms embargo and sanctions fell short of the nine votes needed for adoption Friday. Ethnic violence and clashes have killed tens of thousands in the South Sudan and forced millions to flee from their homes. Ben Curtis/AP hide caption

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Earlier this year, thousands of South Sudanese civilians fled an attack by armed gunmen on a displaced persons compound run by the U.N. in the northeastern town of Malakal. Justin Lynch/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Amid Growing Unrest, South Sudan Kicks Out Aid Workers

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In this photo taken Monday, Nov. 14, 2016, women stand outside a U.N. Refugee Agency site in Yei, in southern South Sudan. The formerly peaceful town of Yei is now a center of the renewed civil war. Justin Lynch/AP hide caption

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Syrian pro-government forces stand amidst the rubble in old Aleppo's Jdeideh neighborhood on Friday. George Ourfalian/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Horror In Aleppo: Civilians Trapped As Syrian Government Tightens Siege

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