IRAQ, NAJAF : Iraqi Shiites clean the grave of a relative at one of the world’s biggest cemeteries in the holy city of Najaf, on July during the Eid al-Fitr celebrations marking the end of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan.
GAZA CITY : Palestinian medics help evacuate a survivor after an Israeli airstike on his home in Gaza City on July 27, 2014. Hamas belatedly said it has agreed to a 24-hour humanitarian truce, shortly after Israel announced a resumption of hostilities in Gaza following a day-long pause. AFP PHOTO/MAHMUD HAMS
JERUSALEM : A Palestinian woman raises up a Koran, Islam’s Holy Book, during a protest on September 4, 2013 after the Lion gate in Jerusalem was blocked by Israeli border guards. The entrance to al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem’s old city was temporary closed after disturbances due to the arrest of a firebrand Arab-Israeli Islamist preacher the day before. AFP PHOTO/AHMAD GHARABLI