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First aid officers carry an injured woman at the site of an armed attack on Sunday in Istanbul. At least 39 people were killed in an armed attack Saturday on an Istanbul nightclub where people were celebrating the new year.
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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.
Bubbles float over visitors during a New Year's Eve celebration event a Tokyo hotel. Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe gave a speech at Pearl Harbor about the power of reconciliation in the waning days of 2016.
Jad Isaac surveys the Har Homa settlement from his office window. Isaac, director of a Palestinian organization for sustainable development, is encouraged by Secretary of State John Kerry's impassioned defense of the U.N. Security Council's condemnation of the Israeli government's construction of Jewish settlements in the West Bank.