A Syrian girl walks through an empty, ruined house in Raqqa earlier this month. Many civilians like her have no choice but to stay in the war-ravaged city despite the danger, either because they've been trapped by ISIS fighters or because they don't have the money to pay smugglers.
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Palestinian Muslim worshippers pray outside an entrance to the Al-Aqsa mosque compound in Jerusalem's Old City on Sunday. They gathered to protest new Israeli security measures implemented at the holy site following an attack that killed two Israeli policemen the previous week.
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Arab foreign ministers held a joint press conference in Cairo on Wednesday and announced they will continue their blockade of Qatar until it gives in to their demands.
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Emirates passenger planes at Dubai International Airport. The airline announced it is now exempt from the laptop ban imposed by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security in March.
President Trump and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas participate in a welcome ceremony Tuesday at the Presidential Palace in the West Bank city of Bethlehem.
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Together with Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi and Saudi King Salman bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud, President Trump touches a lit-up globe that activated a video at the inauguration of the Global Center for Combating Extremist Ideology in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
A woman in Tehran stands in front of a wall plastered with posters of Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, whose re-election bid will have its decisive moment Friday — unless, of course, the voting results in a runoff.
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Maamoul, a shortbread cookie stuffed with date paste or chopped walnuts or pistachios and dusted with powdered sugar, is the perfect reward after a month of fasting during Ramadan and Lent. These cookies are waiting to be baked.
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