Region (MENA) in pictures 2019

  • Iraqi protesters gather at Tahrir square during ongoing anti-government demonstrations in the capital Baghdad on October 31, 2019. AFP / AHMAD AL-RUBAYE

  • A woman covers her face with the national flag, as Algerian protesters demonstrate in the capital Algiers against ailing president's bid for a fifth term on March 8, 2019. AFP / RYAD KRAMDI

  • People look at a destroyed houses near the village of Barisha, in Idlib province, Syria, Sunday, Oct. 27, 2019, after an operation by the U.S. military which targeted Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the shadowy leader of the Islamic State group. (AP Photo/Ghaith Alsayed)

  • Alla Salah, a Sudanese woman propelled to internet fame earlier this week after leading powerful protest chants against President Omar al-Bashir, addresses protesters during a demonstration in front of the military headquarters in the capital Khartoum on April 10, 2019. AFP Photo

  • A wounded Palestinian boy is evacuated during an anti-Israel protest at the Israel-Gaza border fence, in the southern Gaza Strip December 6, 2019. REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa

  • Fatima Ibrahim Hadi, 12, who is malnourished and weighs just 10kg, sits on a bed at a clinic in Aslam, in the northwestern province of Hajjah, Yemen, February 17, 2019. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah

  • Fighters loyal to the internationally-recognised Government of National Accord open fire from their position in the al-Sawani area south of the Libyan capital Tripoli during clashes against forces loyal to strongman Khalifa Haftar, on June 13, 2019. AFP / Mahmud TURKIA

  • Riot police tries to disperse people as they protest on a highway against increased gas price in Tehran, Iran November 16, 2019. Nazanin Tabatabaee/WANA via REUTERS

  • A cameraman films Aramco's oil processing facility after the recent Sept. 14 attack in Abqaiq, near Dammam in the Kingdom's Eastern Province, Friday, Sept. 20, 2019. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)

  • Camels are lifted by a mobile crane to be loaded into a waiting truck headed to the border with Egypt where the animal was meant to be sold, at El-Molih camel market west of the Sudanese capital's twin city of Omdurman on July 10, 2019. AFP / ASHRAF SHAZLY TOPSHOTS

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