The Metrojet Airbus A-321 with registration number EI-ETJ that crashed in Egypt's Sinai Peninsula is seen here last month, at an airport in Turkey. The Russian airliner crashed while carrying 224 passengers and crew, the Egyptian civil aviation authority says.
The U.S. plans to send up to 50 members of its Special Operations Forces to Syria to help fight ISIS. They'll be entering a war zone with many combatants. Here, smoke rises from a building in the rebel-controlled area of Douma, east of Damascus, early Friday, after a reported shelling by Syria's government.
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U.N. Special Envoy for Syria Staffan de Mistura (center left), Secretary of State John Kerry and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov (center right) meet with foreign ministers for talks on Syria at a hotel in Vienna, Austria, on Friday.
Palestinian shoppers walk near Damascus Gate in Jerusalem's Old City, under the watchful eye of Israeli police and wall-mounted security cameras. Amid the recent violence, there's talk of placing cameras inside the city's most contested religious site, known as the Temple Mount to Jews and the Al-Aqsa mosque compound to Muslims.
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