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An opposition fighter from the Sham brigade walks holding a rocket-propelled grenade in a trench on the front line during the ongoing clashes with government forces in the village of Teir Maalah in Syria's central Homs province on Dec. 5, 2016.
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An Iranian woman makes a handmade carpet in a workroom of the Toranj o Mehrab factory in the city of Kashan, central Iran. The country's famed carpet weavers are busy at work following the historic nuclear deal with world powers, anticipating a boost in exports as sanctions are set to be lifted.
Officials expect the Iranian economy to grow on an average of eight percent over the next five years, but doubts loom after Donald Trump's victory in the U.S. presidential election, which is considered a threat to the deal.
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A woman holds a picture of the late Thai King Bhumibol Adulyadej as people gather to commemorate his birthday on top of Bhumibol Bridge in Bangkok.
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Military veterans huddle together to hold a United States flag against strong winds during a march to a closed bridge outside the Oceti Sakowin camp where people have gathered to protest the Dakota Access oil pipeline in Cannon Ball, North Dakota.
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Allan Rivera holds onto his son Nathan Rivera, as he looks at the remains of their home for the first time in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. The family evacuated their rental cabin before it was completely destroyed by a wildfire. A week ago on Monday, hurricane-force winds whipped up fires that killed over a dozen people and damaged or destroyed over a 1,000 buildings in the Great Smoky Mountains tourist region.
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Linda Frost, the mother of U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Kevin J. McEnroe, carries an American flag and a red rose to her son's casket at the conclusion of the soldier's burial service at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia. McEnroe and two other members of the 1st Special Forces Command were killed during an attack outside a military base in Jordan on Nov. 4.
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Civil Defense members look for survivors under rubble of damaged buildings after air strikes on the northern neighborhood of Idlib City, Syria.
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Displaced Iraqi children, who fled the Islamic State stronghold of Mosul, play at Khazer camp, Iraq.
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The sun rises behind skyscrapers amidst the clouds on a foggy morning in Dubai.
A street performer dressed as a bear is seen at a Christmas and New Year's Day market, with the Kremlin's Spasskaya Tower seen in the background, at the Red Square in Moscow, Russia.
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