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This photo released by the opposition Syrian Civil Defense rescue group, also known as White Helmets, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, shows people inspecting destroyed buildings after airstrikes hit the town of Ihsem, in Idlib province, Syria. Government forces have been on the offensive since April 30, during which they have captured all rebel-held areas in the adjoining Hama province.

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Security forces inspect the site of a deadly attack in Aden, Yemen. Yemen's rebels fired a ballistic missile at a military parade in the southern port city of Aden as coordinated suicide bombings targeted a police station in another part of the city. The attacks killed over 50 people and wounded dozens.

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A Houthi rebel fighter fires in the air during a gathering aimed at mobilizing more fighters for the Houthi movement, in Sanaa, Yemen. The conflict in Yemen began with the 2014 takeover of Sanaa by the Houthis, who drove out the internationally recognized government. Months later, in March 2015, a Saudi-led coalition launched its air campaign to prevent the rebels from overrunning the country's south.

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Civilians gather at the site of a deadly attack in Aden, Yemen. Yemen's rebels have fired a ballistic missile at a military parade in the southern port city of Aden as coordinated suicide bombings targeted a police station in another part of the city. The attacks killed at least 51 people and wounded dozens.

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Houthi rebel fighters ride on trucks mounted with wepons, during a gathering aimed at mobilizing more fighters for the Houthi movement, in Sanaa, Yemen. The conflict in Yemen began with the 2014 takeover of Sanaa by the Houthis, who drove out the internationally recognized government. Months later, in March 2015, a Saudi-led coalition launched its air campaign to prevent the rebels from overrunning the country's south.

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Carmen Cumes, left, and Rosalina Tuyuc, of the National Coordination of Guatemalan Widows (CONAVIGUA), sit surrounded by portraits of people who are disappeared as a form of protest outside Congress in Guatemala City. Lawmakers postponed the approval of a controversial bill that could give amnesty to the perpetrators of war crimes dating back to the country's bloody civil war.

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Members of the Sri Lankan media hold portraits of journalists abducted and killed during the final stage of the country's civil war, during a protest in Colombo, Sri Lanka. The protestors demanded a thorough investigation into all the excesses committed during that period.

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Security personnel arrive at the site of a deadly suicide bombing that targeted a training class in a private building in the Shiite neighborhood of Dasht-i Barcha, in western Kabul, Afghanistan. Both the resurgent Taliban and an Islamic State affiliate in Afghanistan have targeted Shiites in the past, considering them to be heretics.

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Anthropologist Paco Etxeberria, inspects a grave with the remains of what experts believe to be two republican prisoners killed during the Spanish Civil War, in the small Pyrenees village of Leranoz, around 30 km (21,78 miles) from Pamplona, northern Spain.

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In this photo released by the Syrian official news agency SANA, soldiers and residents salute civilians after they were released by the Army of Islam group that had held them since 2013, in Damascus, Syria. Syrian state media is reporting that dozens of civilians who had been held for years by a rebel group near the capital Damascus have been freed.

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This image released by the Syrian Civil Defense White Helmets, shows a rescue worker carrying a child following an alleged chemical weapons attack in the rebel-held town of Douma, near Damascus, Syria.

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This image released by the Syrian Civil Defense White Helmets, shows victims of an alleged chemical weapons attack collapsed on the floor of a building in the rebel-held town of Douma, near Damascus, Syria. Syrian rescuers and medics say a poison gas attack on Douma has killed at least 40 people. The Syrian government denied the allegations, which could not be independently verified. The alleged attack in the town of Douma occurred Saturday night amid a resumed offensive by Syrian government forces after the collapse of a truce.

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A memorial made out of 740 teddy bears built by schoolchildren on the stairs of the Konzerthaus on the Gendarmenmarkt square in Berlin, Germany. This is a campaign by World Vision Deutschland on the seventh anniversary of the war in Syria. Each teddy bear is supposed to represent one thousand school-age children displaced by the war.

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Visitors look at paintings during an exhibition titled, "Haneen" or Longing, with poems written by Syrian children illustrated by artwork from Lebanese and Syrian artists reflect on the impact of war on children, at Beit Beirut Museum, in Beirut Lebanon.

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A Syrian girl takes a selfie with statues during an exhibition titled, "Haneen" or Longing, with poems written by Syrian children illustrated by artwork from Lebanese and Syrian artists reflect on the impact of war on children, at Beit Beirut Museum, in Beirut Lebanon. Seven years of war in Syria has had a brutal impact on the country's children, with 1,000 children killed and injured in the first two months of 2018 alone, according to the United Nations. The war has also disabled for life tens of thousands of children.

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This photo released by the Syrian Civil Defense White Helmets, shows a member of the Syrian Civil Defense group carrying a boy who was wounded during airstrikes and shelling by Syrian government forces in Ghouta, a suburb of Damascus, Syria.

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This photo provided by the Syrian Civil Defense White Helmets, shows members of the Syrian Civil Defense group and civilians gathering to help survivors from a street attacked by airstrikes and shelling by Syrian government forces in Ghouta, a suburb of Damascus, Syria. The Russia-ordered pause came after a U.N. Security Council resolution calling for a nationwide 30-day cease-fire failed to take hold. While the relentless bombing has somewhat subsided in eastern Ghouta, home to around 400,000 civilians, the Syrian government's push to squeeze the insurgents out of the region continued.

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This photo released by the Syrian anti-government activist group Ghouta Media Center, shows smoke rising after Syrian government airstrikes hit Ghouta, suburb of Damascus, Syria. Syrian government warplanes supported by Russia continued their relentless bombardment of the rebel-controlled eastern suburbs of Damascus for a sixth day, killing five people, opposition activists and a war monitor reported. The death toll from the past week climbed to more than 400.

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In this photo provided by the Syrian anti-government activist group Ghouta Media Center, shows a Syrian man runs between destroyed buildings which attacked during airstrikes and shelling by Syrian government forces, in Ghouta, a suburb of Damascus, Syria.

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This photo provided by the Syrian Civil Defense group known as the White Helmets, shows members of the Syrian Civil Defense group carrying a man who was wounded during airstrikes and shelling by Syrian government forces, in Ghouta, a suburb of Damascus, Syria. Intense Syrian government shelling and airstrikes of rebel-held Damascus suburbs killed at least 100 people since Monday in what was the deadliest day in the area in three years, a monitoring group and paramedics said.

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A Yemeni soldier allied to the country's internationally recognized government unslings his machine gun on the outskirts of Sanaa, Yemen.

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A man inspects rubble after a Saudi-led coalition airstrike in Sanaa, Yemen. Yemeni rebels say an air raid by the coalition fighting them struck a police building in the rebel-controlled capital, Sanaa, killing at least eight people. In a statement by their military media unit, the rebels, known as Houthis, say that a child was killed in the attack that badly damaged a department of records building and wounding over 50 people.

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This photo provided by the Ibaa News Agency the media arm of al-Qaida's branch in Syria shows part of a Russian plane that was shot down by rebel fighters over northwest Idlib province in Syria. A Russian pilot who ejected from his fighter jet after it was shot down in northwestern Syria was killed by militants after he landed alive on the ground and resisted capture by an al-Qaida-linked group, Syrian monitors and a Syrian militant said. Moscow did not confirm the downing of its plane or the killing of a pilot in Syria. The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said the Russian pilot was dead but had no further details.

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Turkey-backed Syrian opposition fighters of the Free Syrian Army drive towards the border with Syria, in the outskirts of the border town of Kilis. Turkey launched a military offensive against Afrin on Jan. 20 to drive out the Syrian Kurdish People's Protection Units, or YPG, which is says are an extension of the outlawed Kurdish rebels inside Turkey.

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Houthi Shiite rebels walk amid the rubble of the Republican Palace that was destroyed by Saudi-led airstrikes, in Sanaa, Yemen.

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Supporters of Shiite Houthi rebels attend a rally in Sanaa, Yemen. The killing of Yemen's ex-President Ali Abdullah Saleh by the country's Shiite rebels as their alliance crumbled, has thrown the nearly three-year civil war into unpredictable new chaos.

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Houthi Shiite fighters guard a street leading to the residence of former Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh, in Sanaa, Yemen. Saleh was killed by Shiite rebels, as their forces battled for control of the capital, Sanaa, officials said. The collapse of their alliance throws Yemen's nearly 3-year-old civil war into unpredictable new chaos.

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Smoke rises while Iraqi security forces use bombs as Kurdish security forces withdraw from a checkpoint in Alton Kupri, outskirts of Irbil, Iraq. Iraqi federal and Kurdish forces exchanged fire at their shared border, capping a dramatic week of maneuvers that saw the Kurds hand over territory across northern Iraq.

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This frame grab from a video provided by Turkey-based Kurdish Mezopotamya agency media outlet that is consistent with independent AP reporting, shows Syrian civilians run on a damaged street as they fleeing from the areas that still controlled by the Islamic State militants, in Raqqa, Syria. Scores of civilians including women and children are fleeing the last few remaining neighborhoods held by the Islamic State group in Syria's northern city of Raqqa, ahead of an anticipated final push by U.S.-backed fighters seeking to liberate the city.

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This photo provided by the Ghouta Media Center, a Syrian activist media group, shows smoke and debris rising after Syrian government shelling of the rebel-held Jobar neighborhood of Damascus, Syria. Activists and monitoring groups reported airstrikes in Aleppo, Idlib and Hama provinces, as well as clashes between rebels and pro-government forces in northern Syria and on the outskirts of the capital, Damascus.

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A man crosses the road with his bicycle in what was once a rebel-controlled area in Aleppo, Syria. The recapture of eastern Aleppo in December 2016, one of the deadliest episodes of the Syrian civil war, was a landmark victory for Assad's forces in the conflict, now in its seventh year, but it left the area in ruins.

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Young boys collect cans amongst the ruins in Aleppo, Syria. The recapture of eastern Aleppo in December 2016, one of the deadliest episodes of the Syrian civil war, was a landmark victory for Assad's forces in the conflict, now in its seventh year, but it left the area in ruins.

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Militia members disembark from a vehicle during a military drill in Fort Tiuna, Caracas, Venezuela. President Nicolas Maduro ordered military exercises in response to President Donald Trump's warning of possible military action to resolve the country's crisis.

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This frame grab from video provided by the Ghouta Media Center, a Syrian activist media group, shows smoke and debris rising after a Syrian government ground-to-ground rocket strikes the opposition-held town of Ain Terma, in the Eastern Ghouta suburb of Damascus, Syria.

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A U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces fighter, runs in front of a damaged building as he crosses a street on the front line, in Raqqa city, northeast Syria.

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A U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces fighter, looks through a window as he takes his position inside a destroyed apartment on the front line, in Raqqa city, northeast Syria. U.S.-backed Syrian fighters have captured almost half of the Islamic State group's de facto capital of Raqqa, but the push into the city in northern Syria has slowed due to stiff resistance and large amounts of explosives planted by the extremists, a spokeswoman for the fighters and monitors said.

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This frame grab from video released on July 21, 2017 and provided by the government-controlled Syrian Central Military Media, shows a Hezbollah cannon pounding militants' positions on the Lebanon-Syria border. The Syrian army and members of Lebanon's militant Hezbollah group launched a major ground offensive aiming to end years long presence of hundreds of militants in a border area between the two countries.

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A U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces fighter looks through a hole from his position into an Islamic State controlled street on the front line on the western side of Raqqa, northeast Syria. U.S.-backed Syrian fighters fought Islamic State militants in the heart of Raqqa, the extremists' self-styled capital, as scores of civilians fled areas controlled by the group.

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Airstrikes target Islamic State positions on the edge of the Old City a day after Iraq's prime minister declared "total victory" in Mosul, Iraq.

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Iraqi Special Forces soldiers celebrate after reaching the bank of the Tigris river as their fight against Islamic State militants continues in parts of the Old City of Mosul, Iraq.

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Iraqi Special Forces gather at the frontline after calling for an airstrip as Iraqi forces continue their advance against Islamic State militants in the Old City of Mosul, Iraq.

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An Iraqi Special Forces sniper watches Islamic State positions as Iraqi forces continue their advance in the Old City of Mosul, Iraq.

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Iraqi special forces Lt. Col. Salam Hussein, center, and his team watch Islamic State positions using a surveillance camera near the frontline in the Old City of Mosul, Iraq.

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An Iraqi Special Forces soldier walks on clothes left behind by fleeing civilians in an alley as Iraqi forces continue their advance against Islamic State militants in the Old City of Mosul, Iraq. Some 300 Islamic State fighters remain in the small patch of territory still controlled by the group in Mosul's Old City, a senior Iraqi commander said.

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A woman holds a young injured girl as Iraqi forces continue their advance against Islamic State militants in the Old City of Mosul, Iraq.

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Civilians trying to flee get undressed to be checked for explosives after suicide bombers exploded as Iraqi forces continue their advance against Islamic State militants in the Old City of Mosul, Iraq.

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Smoke billows over the Old City after several strikes as Iraqi forces continue their advance against Islamic State militants in Mosul, Iraq.

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An Iraqi girl flees through a destroyed street as Iraqi Special Forces continue their advance against Islamic State militants in the Old City of Mosul, Iraq.

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A civilian flees through a destroyed alley as Iraqi Special Forces continue their advance against Islamic State militants, in the Old City of Mosul, Iraq.

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A woman screams while fleeing with her family through a destroyed alley, as Iraqi Special Forces continue their advance against Islamic State militants, in the Old City of Mosul, Iraq.

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Iraqi policeman spray paint a house exterior to warn that it is booby trapped during fighting against Islamic State militants in the Old City of Mosul, Iraq. Iraqi forces launched an operation to retake Mosul's Old City — the IS group's last stronghold there — just over a week ago, more than eight months after the fight to retake Iraq's second-largest city officially began.

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Iraqi special forces Lt. Gen. Abdul-Wahab al-Saadi, center, and his team monitor Islamic State positions in the Old City of Mosul, Iraq.

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Iraqi special forces soldiers stand in a house retaken by Iraqi forces during fighting against Islamic State militants in the Old City of Mosul, Iraq. An Iraqi officer says counterattacks by Islamic State militants on the western edge of Mosul have stalled Iraqi forces' push in the Old City - the last IS stronghold in the city.

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Federal policemen carry food to the frontline during fighting against Islamic State militants in the Old City of Mosul. Islamic State fighters launched a string of counterattacks in a western Mosul neighborhood that had recently been declared free of the militant group, setting off clashes that continued overnight, Iraqi officials said.

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People stand on the rubble of houses destroyed by Saudi-led airstrikes in Sanaa, Yemen. Three siblings and their grandmother were killed after Saudi-led coalition forces dropped munitions on three houses in the Yemeni capital, the children's father said.

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A man holds debris from the rubble of houses destroyed by Saudi-led airstrikes in Sanaa, Yemen. Three siblings and their grandmother were killed after Saudi-led coalition forces dropped munitions on three houses in the Yemeni capital, the children's father said.

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Sri Lankan traditional drummers perform during a ceremony to pay homage to the fallen Sri Lankan government soldiers at the national war heroes memorial in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Sri Lanka marked the eighth anniversary of the end of its bloody civil war with much of the legacy and divisions created by more than quarter-century of violence still intact.

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Residents walk through damaged streets at the mountain resort town of Zabadani in the Damascus countryside, Syria. A U.S. airstrike struck pro-Syrian government forces for the first time, hitting a convoy in the desert near the border with Jordan, U.S. officials and Syrian activists said, an apparent signal to President Bashar Assad to keep his forces out of a zone where U.S. backed rebels are fighting the Islamic State group.

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An elderly woman and a child are pulled on a cart as civilians flee heavy fighting between Islamic State militants and Iraqi special forces in western Mosul, Iraq.

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Residents flee the western part of the city as fighting between Iraqi forces and the Islamic State group continues, in Mosul, Iraq.

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Women ask for food distributed by Iraqi Federal Police forces in western Mosul, Iraq. Thousands of people still live in the western part of the city where food is getting scarce due to fighting between Iraqi forces and the Islamic State group.

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Civilians flee via the main road in Mosul as Iraqi special forces battle Islamic State militants.

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Civilians flee heavy fighting by Iraqi special forces to wrest the al-Tanek neighborhood of Mosul, Iraq from Islamic State militants.

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This photo provided by the Syrian anti-government activist group Edlib Media Center, shows victims of a suspected chemical attack, in the town of Khan Sheikhoun, northern Idlib province, Syria.

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This frame grab from video shows, a Syrian doctor treating a boy following a suspected chemical attack, in the town of Khan Sheikhoun, northern Idlib province, Syria.

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A Syrian doctor treating a child following a suspected chemical attack, at a makeshift hospital, in the town of Khan Sheikhoun, northern Idlib province, Syria.

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This frame grab from video shows, a victim of a suspected chemical attack as he receives treatment at a makeshift hospital, in the town of Khan Sheikhoun, northern Idlib province, Syria.

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A Syrian doctor treating a boy following a suspected chemical attack, in the town of Khan Sheikhoun, northern Idlib province, Syria.

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A man carrying a child following a suspected chemical attack, at a makeshift hospital in the town of Khan Sheikhoun, northern Idlib province, Syria.

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Turkish experts evacuate a victim of a suspected chemical weapons attacks in the Syrian city of Idlib, at a local hospital in Reyhanli, Turkey.

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Turkish experts evacuate a victim of a suspected chemical weapons attacks in the Syrian city of Idlib, at a local hospital in Reyhanli, Turkey.

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This photo provided by the Syrian anti-government activist group Edlib Media Center, which has been authenticated based on its contents and other AP reporting, shows the bodies of children who died following a suspected chemical attack, at a makeshift hospital in the town of Khan Sheikhoun, northern Idlib province, Syria. The attack killed dozens of people, Syrian opposition activists said, describing it as among the worst in the country's six-year civil war.

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