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Palestinians wave national flags during a protest against normalization ties between the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain with the Israel, in the West Bank city of Ramallah. Israel is set to sign agreements with the UAE and Bahrain at the White House on Tuesday.

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President Donald Trump speaks in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. Bahrain has become the latest Arab nation to agree to normalize ties with Israel as part of a broader diplomatic push by Trump and his administration to fully integrate the Jewish state into the Middle East. From left, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, Vice President Mike Pence, Trump, Jared Kushner and U.S. special envoy for Iran Brian Hook.

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President Mahmoud Abbas gestures during a meeting with the Palestinian leadership to discuss the United Arab Emirates' deal with Israel to normalize relations, in the West Bank city of Ramallah.

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A Palestinian inspects family apartment of Yazan Mughamis demolished by the Israeli army, in the West Bank city of Ramallah. The Israeli military on Thursday said its forces demolished the homes of two Palestinians accused of being behind a deadly blast in the West Bank last year. Israel says Walid Hanatsheh and Yazan Mughamis were part of a cell that carried out the attack in August, which killed 17-year-old Israeli Rina Shnerb and injured her father and brother as they hiked down to a spring in the occupied West Bank.

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In this photo released by the U.S. Air Force, a B-52H Stratofortress aircraft assigned to the 20th Expeditionary Bomb Squadron receives fuel from a KC-135 Stratotanker from the 28th Expeditionary Aerial Refueling Squadron, at an undisclosed location in Southwest Asia. The White House ordered the USS Abraham Lincoln aircraft carrier strike group and B-52 bombers to the Persian Gulf region on May 4.

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Mayhem Israeli forces on May 14 killed at least 58 Palestinians protesting against moving the US embassy to Jerusalem

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Trump and Netanyahu at the White House press conference

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In this image made from video and posted online from Validated UGC, a man carries a child after airstrikes hit Aleppo, Syria. A Syrian monitoring group and a first-responders team say new airstrikes on the rebel-held part of the contested city of Aleppo have killed over a dozen people and brought down at least one residential building. The new violence brings the death toll in the past 24-hours in the deeply divided city to at least 61 killed.

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Lap Time Migrants crossing from Turkey to Greece swim the last bit to Lesbos island after their boat stalls

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President Pranab Mukherjee inspecting the Guard of Honour, at the Ceremonial Reception, at Ramallah, in Palestine.

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President of India, Pranab Mukherjee receives memento during inauguration of Mahatma Gandhi Street, at Amman in Jordan.

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President, Pranab Mukherjee during planting of an Olive Tree, at Al Hussein Peace Park, in Amman Jordan.

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Pained exodus W. Asian refugees at a Croatian border point

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A sandstorm shrouds the capital city of Beirut, Lebanon. The unseasonal sandstorm hit Lebanon and Syria, reducing visibility and sending dozens to hospitals with breathing difficulties because of the fine dust.

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Additional Secretary, Ministry of Education, Republic of Bangladesh Md. Helal Uddin presents a cheque of rupees twenty five crore on behalf of Bangladesh Govt. to Vice-Chancellor of Visva Bharati University Sushanta Dattagupta to construct a “Bangladesh Bhavan” in Santiniketan in Birbhum district of West Bengal.

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People take part in a protest rally in support of the nun who was gangraped in West Bengal, in Ranchi.

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Passengers walk with their luggage outside Howrah station as taxis were off the roads during a strike in Kolkata.

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A Palestinian pushes a tire during clashes with Israeli forces following a protest against Israeli restrictions to Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem, at the Qalandia checkpoint near the West Bank city of Ramallah. In recent weeks, police had barred Muslim men younger than 35 to try and quell violent protests by Palestinians, who have clashed with police in response to visits to the holy site by Jewish worshippers.

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In this image made from an undated cartoon broadcast on state-run al-Iraqiya TV in Iraq, a cartoon character portrayed as a member or a supporter of the Islamic State group sings a song. Television networks across the Middle East have begun airing cartoons and comedy programs using satire to criticize the group and its claim of representing Islam. And while not directly confronting their battlefield gains, the shows challenge the legitimacy of the Islamic group and chips away at the fear some have that they are unstoppable. The Arabic writing on the flag reads, "One Arab nation," top, and "Having an eternal message." "ISIS" on the cartoon character's head cover is the outdated acronym of the group.

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Lebanese Christians, Sunnis, Shiites and Druse clerics gather during a sit-in as they pray in solidarity with the people in Gaza and Christians of Mosul, Iraq, who have fled militants of the Islamic state group, in Beirut, Lebanon, Thursday, July 24, 2014.

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Victims of the chemical attack in Damascus

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In this Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013 citizen journalism image provided by Aleppo Media Center AMC which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, damages due to fighting between government forces and Free Syrian army fighters are seen in Aleppo, Syria.

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The burns ward Morsi supporters clash with Egyptian security forces in Nasr city, Cairo

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An Egyptian protesters chant slogans and hold anti-Egypt's Islamist President Mohammed Morsi poster with Arabic reads, "Rebel and down with Muslim Brotherhood rule," during a rally in Tahrir Square, the focal point of Egyptian uprising, in Cairo.

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Thousands of Egyptian protesters gather in Tahrir Square to rally against Egypt's President Mohammed Morsi, in Cairo.

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This photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, shows Syrian security agents carrying a body following a huge explosion that shook central Damascus, Syria.

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This photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, shows flames and smoke rising from burned cars after a huge explosion that shook central Damascus, Syria.

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A Syrian boy holds a bird in his hand that he said was injured in a government airstrike hit the neighborhood of Ansari, in Aleppo, Syria.

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Smoke rises after Egyptian protesters clash with police, unseen, in Port Said, Egypt, Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013.

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An Egyptian protester throws a tear gas canister back at riot police, not seen, during clashes near Tahrir Square, Cairo, Egypt, Sunday, Jan. 27, 2013.

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In this photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, Syrian people gather at the site after an explosion hit a university in Aleppo, Syria. Two explosions struck the main university in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo causing an unknown number of casualties, state media and anti-government activists said.

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Wearing wreaths of flowers, Iranians who were among 48 Iranians who were held captive for more than five months in Syria by the rebels, make their way after arriving at the Mehrabad airport in Tehran, Iran.

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A Syrian rebel plays football in the Saif al-Dawlah neighborhood of Aleppo, Syria. The United Nations estimated Wednesday that more than 60,000 people have been killed in Syria's 21-month-old uprising against authoritarian rule, a toll one-third higher than what anti-regime activists had counted. The U.N. human rights chief called the toll "truly shocking."

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The body of a Syrian Army soldier lies on the ground after heavy clashes with government forces at a military academy besieged by the rebels in Tal Sheer, Syria.

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Egyptian riot police walk past a military tank guarding the presidential palace in Cairo, Egypt.

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View of the presidential palace guarded by military tanks in Cairo, Egypt. Key Egyptian rights groups called Sunday for a repeat of the first round of the constitutional referendum, alleging the vote was marred by widespread violations. Islamists who back the disputed charter claimed they were in the lead with a majority of “yes” votes.

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Palestinians in Gaza City carry children killed in an Israeli airstrike

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A Palestinian man holds the body of an 11-month-old baby during a funeral for the members of the family in Gaza City. Eleven members of the family were killed on Sunday when an Israeli missile struck the two-story home of the family in a residential area of Gaza City.

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Smoke rises after shells fired by the Syrian army explode in the Syrian village of Bariqa. The Israeli military says "Syrian mobile artillery" was hit after responding to stray mortar fire from its northern neighbor. The incident marked the second straight day that Israel has responded to fire from Syria that does not appear to be aimed at Israeli targets, nonetheless Israel has promised a tough response if the fire continues.

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In this photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, Syrian citizens gather in front of a damaged building that destroyed by a car bomb, at Jaramana neighborhood, in Damascus, Syria.

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A Syrian man looks at a damaged car at the site after a car bomb attack in Bab Touma neighborhood, a popular shopping district largely inhabited by Syria's Christian minority in Damascus, Syria. A taxi rigged with explosives blew up outside a police station in the Syrian capital killing at least 13 people even as the U.N. envoy to the nation's crisis was visiting Damascus to push his call for a cease-fire in talks with President Bashar Assad.

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In this Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012 photo, a Free Syrian Army fighter looks for cover after firing his weapon against Syrian Army positions in the Karmal Jabl district in Aleppo, Syria.

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In this photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, Syrian men walk at a street between destroyed buildings where triple bombs rocked at the Saadallah al-Jabri square, in Aleppo city, Syria. Three powerful explosions rocked the main square in a government-controlled central district of Aleppo on Wednesday, the Syrian state-run TV said. Activists reported multiple casualties and heavy material damage.

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A Free Syrian Army soldier, stands on a damaged Syrian military tank, which was destroyed during fighting government forces, in the Syrian town of Azaz, on the outskirts of Aleppo. Syria's bloody 18-month conflict, which activists say has killed nearly 30,000 people, has so far eluded all attempts at international mediation.

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An elderly Syrian man, who fled his home due to fighting between the Syrian army and the rebels, sleeps under a mosquito net as he takes refuge at Bab Al-Salameh crossing border, hoping to cross to one of the refugee camps in Turkey, near Azaz, Syria.

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FSA soldiers take cover during a clash with Syrian Army forces in the Amariya district in Aleppo, Syria, Monday. Syria's most prominent defector said in an interview that aired Monday that he opposes any foreign military intervention in the country's civil war and that he is confident the opposition can topple President Bashar Assad's regime. But Manaf Tlass, a Syrian general who was the first member of Assad's inner circle to join the opposition, said the rebels need weapons.

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Overseas Filipino Workers, who fled the civil war in Syria, wait for their luggage upon arriving at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport via a chartered flight by the International Organization for Migration, in Manila, Philippines. The nearly 300 workers, all of them young women who worked as babysitters and maids in Syria, said they were scared for their safety and could not sleep at night because of aerial bombardments and sought shelter at the Philippine Embassy in Damascus until their repatriation.

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A Syrian child who fled her home in Aleppo with her family due to fighting between the rebels and the Syrian army, sleeps on the ground of a school where she and her family took refuge, in Suran, Syria.

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In this image made from video, a Free Syrian Army fighter calls out to comrades as another fighter fires at Syrian Army positions in Aleppo, Syria. Syrian troops bombarded the northern city of Aleppo Saturday with warplanes and mortar shells as soldiers clashed with rebels in different parts of Syria's largest city, activists said. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the clashes were concentrated in several tense neighborhoods where some buildings were damaged and a number of people were wounded.

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This citizen journalism image provided by Shaam News Network, SNN shows children during an anti-Assad protest in Damascus, Syria. Despite weeks of intense bombardments by the Syrian military, the civil war shows no sign of ending soon.

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In this citizen journalism image provided by Shaam News Network SNN, taken on Wednesday, Aug. 15, 2012, a Syrian man reacts after an air strike destroyed at least ten houses in the town of Azaz on the outskirts of Aleppo, Syria.

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This citizen journalism image provided by Ugarit News, taken on Monday, July 23, 2012, purports to show damage from heavy shelling of the al-Qadam district of Damascus, Syria.

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This citizen journalism image provided by Shaam News Network SNN, taken on Sunday, July 22, 2012, purports to show a fireball in Homs, Syria.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin shakes hands with United Nations special envoy Kofi Annan in Moscow, Russia.

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In this picture taken on Saturday, June 23, 2012, a Syrian man flashes the victory sign as he stands with his friend atop of a burned Syrian military tank which was destroyed during a clashes between Syrian forces and rebels, at Saraqeb town, in the northern province of Idlib, Syria. Investigators say they have concluded that Syrian government troops could be behind the killing of more than 100 civilians in the village of Houla last month. The findings, which were presented to the U.N.'s top human rights body, could lay some of the groundwork for prosecuting alleged crimes against humanity or war crimes in Syria.

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A Syrian boy carries a toy rocket launcher during an anti-Bashar Assad protest after Friday prayers on the outskirts of Idlib, Syria.

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A Syrian woman holds an AK-47 during an anti-Bashar Assad protest after Friday prayers on the outskirts of Idlib, Syria.

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In this citizen journalism image provided by Sham News Network SNN, an anti-Syrian regime protester, holds up a Cross and Crescent painted with colors of the Syrian revolution flag during a demonstration against Syrian President Bashar Assad, at the Damascus suburb of Yabroud, Syria. Syrian security forces fired tear gas and live ammunition to disperse thousands rallying in Aleppo in what activists said was the largest protest yet in a city that has largely remained loyal to President Bashar Assad during the country's 15-month uprising. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS IS UNABLE TO INDEPENDENTLY VERIFY THE AUTHENTICITY, CONTENT, LOCATION OR DATE OF THIS HANDOUT PHOTO

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In this image made from amateur video released by the Shaam News Network smoke billows an impact following purported shelling in Homs, Syria. Syrian troops are reported to have shelled residential neighborhoods dominated by rebels in the central city of Homs, activists said, killing at least three people hours before the first batch of United Nations observers were to arrive in Damascus to shore up a shaky truce. TV OUT, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS CANNOT INDEPENDENTLY VERIFY THE CONTENT, DATE, LOCATION OR AUTHENTICITY OF THIS MATERIAL

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Civilians flee from fighting after Syrian army tanks enter the northwestern city of Idlib, Syria. Syrian government forces renewed their assault on the rebellious city of Homs in what activists described as the heaviest shelling in days, as the U.N. human rights chief raised fears of civil war.

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In this photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, covered dead bodies are seen in front a damaged building at a security compound which was attacked by an explosion, in the northern city of Aleppo, Syria. Two explosions targeted security compounds in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo, state media said, causing an unspecified number of casualties in a major city seen as key to President Bashar Assad's grip on power.

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Syrian rebels march in a show of strength during a demonstration in Idlib, Syria. Cities of Homs and Aleppo in Syria still saw the wrath of Bashar al Assad's rule.

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Libya Long live the Nation With the tyrant dead, and the ultimate defeat of forces loyal to him, Mustafa Abdel-Jalil, chairman of Libya’s Transitional National Council, declared the beginning of the changeover to a democratically elected government on October 23. To people in Benghazi (right), the main rebel-held city for months and the nerve-centre of the Libyan revolt, the news would have symbolically meant a new dawn for their nation.

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Egyptian protester with plank as shield, Tahrir Square, Nov 20

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The protests in Egypt were peaceful, the revolution in Libya wasn’t. Sponsored by Europe, the rebels took up arms and executed Muammar Gaddafi . Billions given by Germany and France notwithstanding, Libya has a tough road of rebuilding ahead.

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The revolution started on Youtube and spilled on the streets when millions of Egyptians took to Tahrir Square in Cairo. The protests deposed Hosni Mubarak and triggered a wave of unrest across West Asia. The Arab spring started on January 25, 2011.

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Bahraini women protest outside the Ministry of Labor in Isa Town, Bahrain, during a demonstration by people who lost their jobs in the wake of a spring uprising in the Gulf island kingdom. A few hundred of the dismissed doctors, engineers and other professionals participated, holding up pieces of bread and signs saying workers' strikes in March were legal.

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Election ballots being counted in Cairo, Nov 30

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Pro-Syrian regime protesters gather during a protest against the Arab League sanctions, in Damascus, Syria. Syria's economy minister called newly approved Arab League sanctions "a dangerous precedent" that will harm ordinary people more than the regime, as tens of thousands of government supporters marched in the capital and other cities to protest against the decision.

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A woman passes a wall in the northern village of Barbar, Bahrain, with resistance graffiti including a Bahraini flag drawn with an image of the Pearl monument and the words "we will return." The monument had stood at the center of a traffic circle that became the hub of anti-government protests last spring before it was demolished during the sweeping government crackdown that followed. Protests continue across Bahrain.

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Defected army soldiers gather on a vehicle as they patrol at a street where protesters, unseen, march during a demonstration demanding the resignation of Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh in Sanaa, Yemen.

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Anti-Syrian regime protesters show a portrait of late al Qaida leader Osama bin Laden with Arabic words that read :"We are all Osama bin Laden," during a protest after Friday prayers in the northern city of Tripoli, Lebanon in a show of support for Syrian protesters who demonstrate against the autocratic rule of Syrian President Bashar Assad. Syrian security forces opened fire at protesters in several parts of the country, killing several people and wounding scores as thousands marched in the streets calling for the downfall of President Bashar Assad's regime.

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A Jordanian protester shouts slogans during an anti-government demonstration by members of Jordan's powerful Islamist opposition in Amman, Jordan. Around 3,000 Muslim Brotherhood activists at the demonstration raised their right hand and took an oath to continue peaceful protests until their demands for political reform in the kingdom are met.

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A defected army officer, left, shouts slogans with protesters demanding the resignation of President Ali Abdullah Saleh in Sanaa, Yemen. The country is in the midst of a six-month political crisis, with near daily street protests demanding longtime leader Ali Abdullah Saleh step down.

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Women walk in front of displayed pictures of Syrian President Bashar Assad in Damascus, Syria. The European Union imposed sanctions Monday on Syrian President Bashar Assad because of his government's continuing crackdown on anti-government protesters, in which more than 900 people have reportedly been killed. The 27-nation bloc instituted an assets freeze and a visa ban on Assad and nine other members of his regime.

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A female anti-government protester looks on during a demonstration demanding the resignation of Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh in Sanaa, Yemen. A Yemeni activist said four anti-government protesters have been wounded after security forces opened fire on demonstrators in south Yemen. Arabic reads on her headband, "Leave murderer".

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Anti-government protesters chant slogans next to burning tires during a demonstration demanding the resignation of Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh in Taiz, Yemen. Security forces fired on anti-government protesters in Yemen's capital on Sunday as hundreds of thousands of marchers, including many women, packed cities around the country to denounce the president and remarks he made against women taking part in rallies demanding his ouster.

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A female anti-government protester holds her baby wearing a headband that reads in Arabic "Leave", during a demonstration demanding the resignation of Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh in Sanaa, Yemen. Security forces fired on anti-government protesters in Yemen's capital on Sunday as hundreds of thousands of marchers, including many women packed cities around the country to denounce the president and remarks he made against women taking part in rallies demanding his ouster.

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Police chase agitators in Manama

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A Yemeni army officer raised aloft by anti-government protesters holds a boy and waves his national flag during a demonstration demanding the resignation of Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh, in Sanaa,Yemen. Yemeni troops opened fire on crowds of protesters demanding the ouster of President Ali Abdullah Saleh, killing six and wounding more than 30 in the second straight day of clashes in a southern city, witnesses and medical officials said. The bloodshed in the city of Taiz further stoked the more than month-old uprising against Saleh's 32-year-rule. The opposition has been holding continual protest camps in main squares of cities around the country, and on Monday new demonstrations in solidarity with the Taiz protesters erupted in several places.

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In this photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, Syrian President Bashar Assad addresses the nation during a speech at the Parliament in Damascus, Syria. Syria's president has blamed the wave of protests against his authoritarian rule on "conspirators", but he failed to offer any concessions to appease the extraordinary wave of dissent.

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Pro-Iranian government demonstrators, attend a rally in support of the Bahraini opposition and against Saudi and Bahraini leaders, as one of them holds an anti-US placard, after Friday prayers, in Tehran, Iran. An Iranian senior cleric urges Bahraini mainly Shiite opposition to continue their protest until they win their battle against ruling system.

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A Shiite clergyman chants slogan, in a rally in support of the Bahraini opposition and against Saudi and Bahraini leaders, as a minaret of a mosque is seen in background, after the Friday prayers, in Tehran, Iran.

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Several hundred mourners chant "Death to Al Khalifa" and "Death to Al Saud", referring to the ruling families of Bahrain and Saudi Arabia, during the funeral for Jaffar Mohamed Abd Ali, 40, in Karranah, Bahrain, on the outskirts of Manama. Relatives said Abd Ali was shot in the chest and killed in clashes in Manama the day Saudi-led forces cleared Pearl roundabout, where anti-government protesters had been camping.

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Shiite Muslims chant anti-government slogans, outside a mosque in Diraz, Bahrain, where Sheik Issa Qassim, the top Shiite Muslim cleric in Bahrain, delivered the sermon. Qassim told worshipers that the more government forces kill, the stronger the people become and urged people to remain peaceful because peace will win in the end.

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Supporters of Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh attend Friday prayers in a street during a rally to support Saleh in Sanaa, Yemen. Yemen's embattled president on Thursday proposed a new constitution guaranteeing the independence of the parliament and judiciary, but thousands of unsatisfied protesters poured into the streets to demand his ouster. Opposition leaders promptly rejected President Ali Abdullah Saleh's offer and called for mass demonstrations Friday, marking a month since the protests began.

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Bahraini anti-government protesters wave national flags and shout slogans during a march, around the passports and immigration building in downtown Manama, Bahrain. The Arabic signs read: "Bahrain, free, free. Naturalized go out" (left) and "No, no to political naturalization." Thousands of Shiite protesters in Bahrain are demanding naturalized Sunnis be stripped of their citizenship and sent out of the country.

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A giant image of Sheik Mohammed bin Rashid Al-Maktoum, UAE prime minister and ruler of Dubai, left, and Sheik Khalifa bin Zayed Al-Nahyan, UAE president, right, adorns a tower at Internet City, cars pass by on Sheikh Zayed highway in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. A group of citizens in the United Arab Emirates on Wednesday petitioned the rulers for an elected parliament, signaling that the demands for leadership overhauls raging across the Middle East have also reached the oil-rich Gulf federation.

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An anti-government protester, center, holds the Tunisian flag during a demonstration demanding the resignation of Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh, in Sanaa, Yemen. The Yemeni government escalated its efforts to stop mass protests calling for the president's ouster, with soldiers firing rubber bullets and tear gas at students camped at a university in the capital in a raid that left at least 98 people wounded, officials said. Banner bottom right reads in Arabic, "Our past is miserable because of you, but our future will be fair if you leave".

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Tens of thousands of Bahraini anti-government protesters march from the main government house in the capital of Manama, Bahrain, to the Pearl roundabout, where they have set up camp. The signs reading "Down Khalifa" refer to Prime Minister Khalifa Al Khalifa. Also, thousands of anti-government demonstrators streamed toward headquarters of Bahrain's state television hours after sectarian clashes between Sunnis and the majority Shiites who are leading protests in the strategic Gulf nation.

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An Anti-government protester sits on top of a lamppost as he shouts shout slogans and waves his national flag next to an effigy of Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh, during a demonstration demanding the resignation of Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh, in Sanaa, Yemen. Tens of thousands of people gathered in a main square in the Yemeni capital for Friday prayers that later turned into mass protests to press demands for the U.S.-backed president to step down.

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Workers high on a Manama, Bahrain, office tower remove a full-length advertisement for the Formula 1 Grand Prix that was to have been held March 11-13 in Bahrain but was canceled amid unrest.

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Tens of thousands of Bahraini anti-government protesters stream toward the Pearl roundabout in Manama, Bahrain. Bahrain's king ordered the release of some political prisoners on Tuesday, conceding to another opposition demand as the embattled monarchy tries to engage protesters in talks aimed at ending an uprising that has entered its second week.

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Buildings at the entrance to a security forces compound are seen burning in Benghazi, Libya. Libyan protesters celebrated in the streets of Benghazi, claiming control of the country's second largest city after bloody fighting, and anti-government unrest spread to the capital with clashes in Tripoli's main square for the first time.

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A Libyan protester burns a poster of Libyan Leader Muammar Gaddafi, during a protest in front of the Libyan embassy in Cairo, Egypt.

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Egyptian army soldiers stand in front of the Libyan embassy entrance, during a demonstration calling for the ouster of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, in Cairo, Egypt.

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Supporters of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi with posters stand behind the fence of the Libyan embassy and shout slogans against protesters outside the embassy in Berlin.

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Bahraini anti-government demonstrators run during clashes between protesters and the Bahraini army during a demonstration in Manama, Bahrain.

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