Ruth SherlockInternational Correspondent, covering the Middle East
A member of the Syrian Democratic Forces, backed by U.S. special forces, talks on the radio near Raqqa's stadium as they clear the last positions on the front line on Oct. 16, 2017. The city was an important Islamic State group stronghold.
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Moroccan King Mohammed VI and Li Biao, chairman of the Chinese Haite Group, are at the center of the launch of a Chinese investment project in Morocco, in March 2017.
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Leila Abdel Latif is a celebrity fortuneteller in Lebanon. Every New Year's Eve she appears on Lebanese television shows to predict the future of Lebanon and the wider world.
This photo released on Sept. 10 by the Syrian Civil Defense group, known as the White Helmets, shows smoke rising from an airstrike, in Hobeit village, near Idlib, Syria.
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A Syrian Civil Defense volunteer, known as the White Helmets, holds the body of a child after he was pulled from the rubble following a government forces airstrike on the rebel-held neighborhood of Karm Homad in the northern city of Aleppo on Oct. 4, 2016.
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