Saudi Arabia's King Salman and Russian President Vladimir Putin pose for a photo during a welcoming ceremony at the Kremlin in October 2017. Last year, Saudi Arabia and Russia were the world's second- and third-largest oil producers, respectively.
A soldier in Syria's President Bashar al-Assad forces near the Yarmouk Palestinian camp in Damascus. Syria's government captured at least two villages from U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces east of the Euphrates River near the border with Iraq.
A priest lifts a Samaritan Torah scroll during sunrise prayers on Mount Gerizim in the West Bank. One of the world's oldest and tiniest sects, the Samaritans trace their roots to the ancient Israelites.
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Palestinian protesters fall amid the billowing tear gas fired by Israeli troops along the Gaza-Israel border. Palestinians converged on the area for a new round of protests Friday.
Amani and her twin daughters Masa and Malaz at a camp for displaced persons in northern Syria after fleeing Douma, a town near Damascus, where they say they suffered a chlorine attack.