Middle East pictures of the year 2014

  • A man carries a young girl who was injured in a barrel-bomb attack by government forces on June 3, 2014 in Kallaseh district in the northern city of Aleppo. AFP PHOTO/BARAA AL-HALABI

  • Militants of Islamic State stand just before explosion of an air strike on Tilsehir hill near Turkish border on October 23, 2014, at Yumurtalik village, in Sanliurfa province. AFP PHOTO/BULENT KILIC

  • A girl from the minority Yazidi sect rests after fleeing violence in Sinjar, August 13, 2014. REUTERS/Youssef Boudlal

  • 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

  • An explosion is seen during a car bomb attack at a rally by militant group, Asaib Ahl Haq, to introduce its candidates for elections at a soccer stadium in Baghdad, April 25, 2014. REUTERS/Thaier al-Sudani

  • 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)

  • 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

  • Women react as the bodies of their relatives who were victims of the Air Algerie crash arrive at Beirut Airport, Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014. (The Daily Star/Hasan Shaaban)

  • 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

  • A Palestinian man shouts for help moments after Palestinian teen, Mohammad Abu Daher, on the ground, was shot to death by Israeli troops near the West Bank city of Ramallah, Thursday, May 15, 2014. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed)

  • Pope Francis prays in front of the Western Wall in Jerusalem's Old City, Monday, May 26, 2014. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)

  • 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

  • Residents of the besieged Palestinian camp of Yarmouk, queue to receive food supplies, in Damascus, Syria, Jan. 31, 2014. (AP Photo/UNRWA)

  • A frame from a video released by Islamic State militants Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014, that show the killing of journalist James Foley by the militant group. (AP Photo)

  • 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

  • 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)

  • Thick smoke and flames from an airstrike by the U.S.-led coalition rise in Kobani, Syria, as seen from a hilltop on the outskirts of Suruc, at the Turkey-Syria border, Monday, Oct. 20, 2014. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)

  • Tarek al-Rifi, the father of one of the three children from the Al-Rifi family killed in an Israeli military strike, reacts at Gaza city's Al-Shifa hospital on August 21, 2014. AFP PHOTO/ROBERTO SCHMIDT

  • Palestinian medics treat a wounded girl at the emergency room of the Shifa hospital in Gaza City, northern Gaza Strip, Friday, July 18, 2014. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)

  • Palestinians carry their belongings through the heavily bombed Gaza City neighborhood of Shijaiyah, close to the Israeli border, Friday, Aug. 1, 2014. (AP Photo/Hatem Moussa)

  • 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

  • A Palestinian man reacts as he carries the body of a girl from the Abu Nejim family, who was killed along with other eight family members by an Israeli air strike, before her burial at a cemetery in Beit Lahiya in the northern Gaza Strip, August 4, 2014. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem

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