Best of 2017 for the Middle East and North Africa

  • A woman injured in a mortar attack is treated by medics in a field clinic as Iraqi forces battle with Islamic State militants, in western Mosul, Iraq, March 2, 2017. REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra

  • A medic holds the body Ayah Muhammad Mansour, 7, recovered from under the rubble of a house destroyed by a Saudi-led air strike in Sanaa, Yemen, August 25, 2017. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah

  • Palestinians react following tear gas that was shot by Israeli forces after Friday prayer on a street outside Jerusalem's Old city, July 21, 2017. REUTERS/Ammar Awad

  • Migrants try to stay afloat after falling off their rubber dinghy during a rescue operation by the Malta-based NGO Migrant Offshore Aid Station (MOAS) ship in the central Mediterranean in international waters some 15 nautical miles off the coast of Zawiya in Libya, April 14, 2017. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi

  • A man cries as he carries his daughter while walking from an Islamic State-controlled part of Mosul towards Iraqi special forces soldiers during a battle in Mosul, Iraq, March 4, 2017. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

  • Palestinians run for cover as smoke rises following an Israeli air strike on a Hamas post, in the northern Gaza Strip on February 6, 2017. AFP / MOHAMMED ABED

  • A young Syrian man carries a wounded child following reported government airstrike on the rebel-held town of Douma, on the eastern outskirts of the capital Damascus, on February 25, 2017. AFP / Sameer Al-Doumy

  • Mohammed Mohiedin Anis, or Abu Omar, 70, smokes his pipe as he sits in his destroyed bedroom listening to music on his vinyl player, gramophone, in Aleppo's formerly rebel-held al-Shaar neighbourhood, Tuesday, March 12, 2017. AFP / JOSEPH EID

  • A woman cries as she looks at her house in Raqa on October 20, 2017, after a Kurdish-led force expelled the Islamic State group from the northern Syrian city. AFP / BULENT KILIC

  • More than 100 Islamic State suspects sit inside a small room in a prison south of Mosul, Tuesday, July 18, 2017. (AP Photo/Bram Janssen)

  • Archaeologists work on mummies found in the New Kingdom tomb that belongs to a royal goldsmith in a burial shaft, in Luxor, Egypt, Saturday, Sept. 9, 2017. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty)

  • A woman carries an injured young girl as Iraqi forces continue their advance against Islamic State militants in the Old City of Mosul, Iraq, Monday, July 3, 2017. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

  • Iraqi civilians fleeing walk past the destroyed al-Nuri mosque as Iraqi forces continue their advance against Islamic State militants in the Old City of Mosul, Iraq, Tuesday, July 4, 2017. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana)

  • Hezbollah supporters listen to the story of Imam Hussein during activities to mark the ninth of Ashura, a 10-day ritual commemorating the death of Imam Hussein, in a southern suburb of Beirut, Lebanon, Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

  • A journalist walks under the lights coming through of the dome at the Louvre Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, Monday, Nov. 6, 2017. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili)

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