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Palestinian children wounded after the shelling of a compound housing a U.N. school in Beit Hanoun in the Gaza Strip lay on the floor of an emergency room in Beit Lahiya, July 24, 2014.

Multimedia Explosion Hits UN-run School in Gaza

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Fouad Massoum speaks during a press conference in Baghdad, Iraq, July 24, 2014.

Fouad Massoum Elected Iraqi President

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This image posted on a militant news Twitter account on June 12, 2014 shows militants from the al-Qaida-inspired Islamic State, formerly known as the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), raising their flag at an army base in Ninevah Province, Iraq.

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Syrian refugee children scuffle with a waiter as they try to get a pack of food at an iftar (breaking fast) event open to public during the Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan in central Istanbul, July 17, 2014.

Turkey Feeling Strain From Hosting Syrian Refugees

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FILE - A truck carrying a container from the Danish vessel Ark Futura drives into the hold of the U.S.-owned MV Cape Ray, at Gioia Tauro port, southern Italy, July 2, 2014.

All Toxic Chemicals Removed from Syria Now at Destruction Sites

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