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Pictures of the year: Conflict

A wounded man lies on the ground at the site of a blast in Kabul, Afghanistan, May 31. 

REUTERS/Omar Sobhani

A wounded man lies on the ground at the site of a blast in Kabul, Afghanistan, May 31. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani

A wounded man lies on the ground at the site of a blast in Kabul, Afghanistan, May 31. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani
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Afghan policemen try to rescue four-year-old Ali Ahmad at the site of a suicide attack followed by a clash between Afghan forces and insurgents after an attack on a Shi'ite Muslim mosque in Kabul, Afghanistan, August 25. 

REUTERS/Omar Sobhani

Afghan policemen try to rescue four-year-old Ali Ahmad at the site of a suicide attack followed by a clash between Afghan forces and insurgents after an attack on a Shi'ite Muslim mosque in Kabul, Afghanistan, August 25. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani

Afghan policemen try to rescue four-year-old Ali Ahmad at the site of a suicide attack followed by a clash between Afghan forces and insurgents after an attack on a Shi'ite Muslim mosque in Kabul, Afghanistan, August 25. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani
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Myeshia Johnson, wife of U.S. Army Sergeant La David Johnson, who was among four special forces soldiers killed in Niger, kisses his coffin at a graveside service in Hollywood, Florida, October 21. 


REUTERS/Joe Skipper

Myeshia Johnson, wife of U.S. Army Sergeant La David Johnson, who was among four special forces soldiers killed in Niger, kisses his coffin at a graveside service in Hollywood, Florida, October 21. REUTERS/Joe Skipper

Myeshia Johnson, wife of U.S. Army Sergeant La David Johnson, who was among four special forces soldiers killed in Niger, kisses his coffin at a graveside service in Hollywood, Florida, October 21. REUTERS/Joe Skipper
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SPLA-IO (SPLA-In Opposition) rebels fire weapons during an assault on government SPLA (Sudan People's Liberation Army) soldiers in the town of Kaya, on the border with Uganda, South Sudan, August 26. 

REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

SPLA-IO (SPLA-In Opposition) rebels fire weapons during an assault on government SPLA (Sudan People's Liberation Army) soldiers in the town of Kaya, on the border with Uganda, South Sudan, August 26. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

SPLA-IO (SPLA-In Opposition) rebels fire weapons during an assault on government SPLA (Sudan People's Liberation Army) soldiers in the town of Kaya, on the border with Uganda, South Sudan, August 26. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic
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A Syrian Democratic Forces fighter sit as medics treat his comrades injured by sniper fired by Islamic State militants in a field hospital in Raqqa, Syria, June 28. 


REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

A Syrian Democratic Forces fighter sit as medics treat his comrades injured by sniper fired by Islamic State militants in a field hospital in Raqqa, Syria, June 28. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

A Syrian Democratic Forces fighter sit as medics treat his comrades injured by sniper fired by Islamic State militants in a field hospital in Raqqa, Syria, June 28. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic
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Damaged houses, buildings and a mosque are seen inside Marawi city, Philippines, October 25. 


REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco

Damaged houses, buildings and a mosque are seen inside Marawi city, Philippines, October 25. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco

Damaged houses, buildings and a mosque are seen inside Marawi city, Philippines, October 25. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco
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An Iraqi special forces soldier shot dead an Islamic State suicide bomber in Mosul, Iraq March 3.

 REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

An Iraqi special forces soldier shot dead an Islamic State suicide bomber in Mosul, Iraq March 3. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

An Iraqi special forces soldier shot dead an Islamic State suicide bomber in Mosul, Iraq March 3. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic
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A Ukrainian serviceman rests at a position on the front line at the industrial zone of government-held town of Avdiyivka, Ukraine, March 6. 


REUTERS/Oleksandr Klymenko

A Ukrainian serviceman rests at a position on the front line at the industrial zone of government-held town of Avdiyivka, Ukraine, March 6. REUTERS/Oleksandr Klymenko

A Ukrainian serviceman rests at a position on the front line at the industrial zone of government-held town of Avdiyivka, Ukraine, March 6. REUTERS/Oleksandr Klymenko
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Russian soldiers, on armored vehicles, patrol a street in Aleppo, Syria, February 2. 


REUTERS/Omar Sanadiki

Russian soldiers, on armored vehicles, patrol a street in Aleppo, Syria, February 2. REUTERS/Omar Sanadiki

Russian soldiers, on armored vehicles, patrol a street in Aleppo, Syria, February 2. REUTERS/Omar Sanadiki
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U.S. Navy guided-missile destroyer USS Porter conducts a cruise missile strike on Syria while in the Mediterranean Sea, April 7. 


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U.S. Navy guided-missile destroyer USS Porter conducts a cruise missile strike on Syria while in the Mediterranean Sea, April 7. Ford Williams/U.S. Navy/via REUTERS

U.S. Navy guided-missile destroyer USS Porter conducts a cruise missile strike on Syria while in the Mediterranean Sea, April 7. Ford Williams/U.S. Navy/via REUTERS
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A boy is evacuated during an attack on the Iranian parliament in central Tehran, Iran, June 7. 


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A boy is evacuated during an attack on the Iranian parliament in central Tehran, Iran, June 7. Omid Vahabzadeh/TIMA via REUTERS

A boy is evacuated during an attack on the Iranian parliament in central Tehran, Iran, June 7. Omid Vahabzadeh/TIMA via REUTERS
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A Houthi fighter talks on the phone as he walks at the site of an air strike on a parade square in Sanaa, Yemen, November 5. 

REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah

A Houthi fighter talks on the phone as he walks at the site of an air strike on a parade square in Sanaa, Yemen, November 5. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah

A Houthi fighter talks on the phone as he walks at the site of an air strike on a parade square in Sanaa, Yemen, November 5. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah
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A NH 90 Caiman military helicopter takes-off during the regional anti-insurgent Operation Barkhane in Inaloglog, Mali, October 17. 


REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

A NH 90 Caiman military helicopter takes-off during the regional anti-insurgent Operation Barkhane in Inaloglog, Mali, October 17. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

A NH 90 Caiman military helicopter takes-off during the regional anti-insurgent Operation Barkhane in Inaloglog, Mali, October 17. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier
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A woman gestures as she approaches Iraqi special forces soldiers during a battle in Mosul, Iraq, March 1.


 REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic.

A woman gestures as she approaches Iraqi special forces soldiers during a battle in Mosul, Iraq, March 1. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic.

A woman gestures as she approaches Iraqi special forces soldiers during a battle in Mosul, Iraq, March 1. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic.
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Two-and-a-half year old Hala al-Nufi, who suffers from a metabolic disorder which is worsening due to the siege and food shortages in the eastern Ghouta, reacts as she sits on a bed in the Saqba area, in the eastern Damascus suburb of Ghouta, Syria, October 25. 


REUTERS/Bassam Khabieh

Two-and-a-half year old Hala al-Nufi, who suffers from a metabolic disorder which is worsening due to the siege and food shortages in the eastern Ghouta, reacts as she sits on a bed in the Saqba area, in the eastern Damascus suburb of Ghouta, Syria,...more

Two-and-a-half year old Hala al-Nufi, who suffers from a metabolic disorder which is worsening due to the siege and food shortages in the eastern Ghouta, reacts as she sits on a bed in the Saqba area, in the eastern Damascus suburb of Ghouta, Syria, October 25. REUTERS/Bassam Khabieh
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People collect scattered oranges amidst rubble after an airstrike on a market in rebel held Maarrat Misrin city in Idlib province, Syria, January 14. 


REUTERS/Ammar Abdullah

People collect scattered oranges amidst rubble after an airstrike on a market in rebel held Maarrat Misrin city in Idlib province, Syria, January 14. REUTERS/Ammar Abdullah

People collect scattered oranges amidst rubble after an airstrike on a market in rebel held Maarrat Misrin city in Idlib province, Syria, January 14. REUTERS/Ammar Abdullah
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Members of Iraqi Counter Terrorism Service forces look at the positions of Islamic State militants during clashes in western Mosul, Iraq, May 15. 


REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

Members of Iraqi Counter Terrorism Service forces look at the positions of Islamic State militants during clashes in western Mosul, Iraq, May 15. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

Members of Iraqi Counter Terrorism Service forces look at the positions of Islamic State militants during clashes in western Mosul, Iraq, May 15. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui
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An Afghan man inspects inside a Shi'ite Muslim mosque after an attack in Kabul, Afghanistan, October 21, 2017. 


REUTERS/Omar Sobhani

An Afghan man inspects inside a Shi'ite Muslim mosque after an attack in Kabul, Afghanistan, October 21, 2017. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani

An Afghan man inspects inside a Shi'ite Muslim mosque after an attack in Kabul, Afghanistan, October 21, 2017. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani
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A man cries as he carries his daughter while walking from an Islamic State-controlled part of Mosul towards Iraqi special forces soldiers during a battle in Mosul, March 4.


 REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

A man cries as he carries his daughter while walking from an Islamic State-controlled part of Mosul towards Iraqi special forces soldiers during a battle in Mosul, March 4. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

A man cries as he carries his daughter while walking from an Islamic State-controlled part of Mosul towards Iraqi special forces soldiers during a battle in Mosul, March 4. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic
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Tanks are seen in the government-held industrial town of Avdiyivka, Ukraine, February 1. 



REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

Tanks are seen in the government-held industrial town of Avdiyivka, Ukraine, February 1. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

Tanks are seen in the government-held industrial town of Avdiyivka, Ukraine, February 1. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich
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An Iraqi Special Forces soldier moves through a hole as he searches for Islamic State fighters in Mosul, Iraq, February 27.


 REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

An Iraqi Special Forces soldier moves through a hole as he searches for Islamic State fighters in Mosul, Iraq, February 27. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

An Iraqi Special Forces soldier moves through a hole as he searches for Islamic State fighters in Mosul, Iraq, February 27. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic
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Civilians carry the body of an unidentified man from the scene of an explosion in KM4 street in the Hodan district of Mogadishu, Somalia, October 15. 



REUTERS/Feisal Omar

Civilians carry the body of an unidentified man from the scene of an explosion in KM4 street in the Hodan district of Mogadishu, Somalia, October 15. REUTERS/Feisal Omar

Civilians carry the body of an unidentified man from the scene of an explosion in KM4 street in the Hodan district of Mogadishu, Somalia, October 15. REUTERS/Feisal Omar
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A member of the Philippine National Police closes a door after marking a house as clear while government troops continue their assault against insurgents from the Maute group in Marawi city, June 29. 


REUTERS/Jorge Silva

A member of the Philippine National Police closes a door after marking a house as clear while government troops continue their assault against insurgents from the Maute group in Marawi city, June 29. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

A member of the Philippine National Police closes a door after marking a house as clear while government troops continue their assault against insurgents from the Maute group in Marawi city, June 29. REUTERS/Jorge Silva
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A Free Syrian Army fighter is seen at night in the rebel-held area, in the town of Dael, Syria, July 29. 



REUTERS/Alaa al-Faqir

A Free Syrian Army fighter is seen at night in the rebel-held area, in the town of Dael, Syria, July 29. REUTERS/Alaa al-Faqir

A Free Syrian Army fighter is seen at night in the rebel-held area, in the town of Dael, Syria, July 29. REUTERS/Alaa al-Faqir
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A man carries the body of a dead child, after what rescue workers described as a suspected gas attack in the town of Khan Sheikhoun in rebel-held Idlib, Syria, April 4. 


REUTERS/Ammar Abdullah

A man carries the body of a dead child, after what rescue workers described as a suspected gas attack in the town of Khan Sheikhoun in rebel-held Idlib, Syria, April 4. REUTERS/Ammar Abdullah

A man carries the body of a dead child, after what rescue workers described as a suspected gas attack in the town of Khan Sheikhoun in rebel-held Idlib, Syria, April 4. REUTERS/Ammar Abdullah
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A man gestures at U.S military vehicles driving in the town of Darbasiya next to the Turkish border, Syria, April 28. 


REUTERS/Rodi Said

A man gestures at U.S military vehicles driving in the town of Darbasiya next to the Turkish border, Syria, April 28. REUTERS/Rodi Said

A man gestures at U.S military vehicles driving in the town of Darbasiya next to the Turkish border, Syria, April 28. REUTERS/Rodi Said
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A member of the Libyan National Army runs during clashes with Islamist militants in Khreibish district in Benghazi, Libya, November 9. 


REUTERS/Esam Omran Al-Fetori

A member of the Libyan National Army runs during clashes with Islamist militants in Khreibish district in Benghazi, Libya, November 9. REUTERS/Esam Omran Al-Fetori

A member of the Libyan National Army runs during clashes with Islamist militants in Khreibish district in Benghazi, Libya, November 9. REUTERS/Esam Omran Al-Fetori
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Smoke and flames rise over a warehouse storing ammunition for multiple rocket launcher systems at a military base in the town of Kalynivka in Vinnytsia region, Ukraine, September 27. 


REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

Smoke and flames rise over a warehouse storing ammunition for multiple rocket launcher systems at a military base in the town of Kalynivka in Vinnytsia region, Ukraine, September 27. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich

Smoke and flames rise over a warehouse storing ammunition for multiple rocket launcher systems at a military base in the town of Kalynivka in Vinnytsia region, Ukraine, September 27. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich
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A medic holds the body of a girl recovered from under the rubble of a house destroyed by a Saudi-led air strike in Sanaa, Yemen, August 25. 


REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah

A medic holds the body of a girl recovered from under the rubble of a house destroyed by a Saudi-led air strike in Sanaa, Yemen, August 25. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah

A medic holds the body of a girl recovered from under the rubble of a house destroyed by a Saudi-led air strike in Sanaa, Yemen, August 25. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah
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Abu Malek, one of the survivors of a chemical attack in the Ghouta region of Damascus that took place in 2013, uses his crutches to walk along a street in the Ghouta town of Ain Tarma, Syria, April 7. 


REUTERS/Bassam Khabieh

Abu Malek, one of the survivors of a chemical attack in the Ghouta region of Damascus that took place in 2013, uses his crutches to walk along a street in the Ghouta town of Ain Tarma, Syria, April 7. REUTERS/Bassam Khabieh

Abu Malek, one of the survivors of a chemical attack in the Ghouta region of Damascus that took place in 2013, uses his crutches to walk along a street in the Ghouta town of Ain Tarma, Syria, April 7. REUTERS/Bassam Khabieh
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