Friday, December 26, 2014

Middle East pictures of the year 2014

Displaced people from the minority Yazidi sect, fleeing violence from forces loyal to the Islamic State in Sinjar town, walk towards the Syrian border, on the outskirts of Sinjar mountain, August 11, 2014. REUTERS/Rodi Said

A cradle left behind by Syrian Kurdish refugees lies at the Turkish-Syrian border near Suruc, September 27, 2014. REUTERS/Murad Sezer

A Palestinian man in clothes stained with the blood of his father, who was killed by Israeli shelling, mourns at a hospital in Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip, July 23, 2014. REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa

Men rescue a boy from under the rubble in the Al-Shaar neighbourhood of Aleppo, April 6, 2014. REUTERS/Hosam Katan

Houthi Shiite rebels chant slogans at the compound of the army's First Armored Division, after they took it over, in Sanaa, Yemen, Monday, Sept. 22, 2014. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed) - See more at: http://www.dailystar.com.lb/FullScreen.aspx?id=1321#/gallery_reveal/image7

The mother of Abdolah Hosseinzadeh, who was murdered in 2007, slaps Balal who killed her son during the execution ceremony in Nowshahr on April 15, 2014 just before sparing the life of her son's convicted murderer. AFP PHOTO/ARASH KHAMOOSHI - See more at: http://www.dailystar.com.lb/FullScreen.aspx?id=1321#/gallery_reveal/image11

The son of one of the members of Tayseer Al-Batsh's family, who hospital officials said were killed in an Israeli air strike, mourns during their funeral in Gaza City July 13, 2014. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem - See more at: http://www.dailystar.com.lb/FullScreen.aspx?id=1321#/gallery_reveal/image14

Residents of the besieged Palestinian camp of Yarmouk, queue to receive food supplies, in Damascus, Syria, Jan. 31, 2014. (AP Photo/UNRWA) - See more at: http://www.dailystar.com.lb/FullScreen.aspx?id=1321#/gallery_reveal/image15

A woman reporter runs with a rebel fighter to avoid snipers on the frontline against the Islamic State fighters in Aleppo's northern countryside, October 10, 2014. REUTERS/Jalal Al-Mamo - See more at: http://www.dailystar.com.lb/FullScreen.aspx?id=1321#/gallery_reveal/image17

A Lebanese man carries an injured woman away from the site of a car bomb explosion in a Shiite area in the southern suburb of Beirut, Thursday Jan. 2, 2014. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla) - See more at: http://www.dailystar.com.lb/FullScreen.aspx?id=1321#/gallery_reveal/image18

A man holds a baby saved from under rubble, who survived an air strike by forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, in Masaken Hanano in Aleppo, February 14, 2014. REUTERS/Hosam Katan - See more at: http://www.dailystar.com.lb/FullScreen.aspx?id=1321#/gallery_reveal/image23