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    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, seen earlier this month in Jerusalem, has yet to decide publicly about the annexation of parts of the West Bank, despite a target date arriving Wednesday. Florian Gaertner/Photothek via Getty Images hide caption

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    People wait for COVID-19 tests at a hospital in Baghdad on June 4. Khalil Dawood /Xinhua News Agency/Getty Images hide caption

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    In Iraq, Rising Virus Cases And Oxygen Shortages Stoke Outrage, Fears Of 'Chaos'

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    Syrian Oscar-nominated filmmaker Feras Fayyad answers journalists' questions outside a courtroom during a break in a trial against two Syrian defendants accused of state-sponsored torture in Syria, on April 23, in Koblenz, Germany. Thomas Lohnes/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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    Syrian Filmmaker Speaks Out On Torture: 'I Was Holding This Pain For A Long Time'

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    Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz (right) and his son, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, at a session of the 40th Gulf Cooperation Council summit in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, in December. Fayez Nureldine/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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    President Trump is among three dozen U.S. officials for whom Iran has issued arrest warrants in the Jan. 3 airstrike killing of Maj. Gen. Qassem Soleimani. Doug Mills/The New York Times/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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    A health worker in personal protective equipment stands in a COVID-19 intensive care unit in Taiz, Yemen. Ahmad Al-Basha /AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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    (L to R): Sen. Heherson Alvarez, an environmental lawmaker from the Philippines; Durdana Rizvi, a doctor from Pakistan; Colombian actor Antonio Bolívar; 'Nanī' Nabi, a grandmother from Kashmir; Rocio Choque, a soup kitchen volunteer from Argentina. Eduardo Munoz/Reuters; Andaleeb Rizvi; Lucas Jackson/Reuters; Javaid Iqbal; Anita Pouchard Serra for NPR hide caption

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    Passengers have their temperature checked before entering a railway station in the Israeli coastal city of Netanya on June 22. Jack Guez/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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    The area around the Kaaba, the cubic building at the Grand Mosque in the Muslim holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia, was closed and disinfected in March. Officials have announced that this year's hajj will be restricted because of the pandemic. Amr Nabil/AP hide caption

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    Johnson & Johnson has been one of a number of companies, such as L'Oreal, Procter & Gamble and Unilever, that sell these kinds of products. Here, a store keeper in Mumbai, India, is shown taking stock of beauty and whitening products. Prashanth Vishwanathan/Bloomberg/Bloomberg via Getty Images hide caption

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    A Palestinian flag waves at the northern entrance to the city of Ramallah in the occupied West Bank as construction works take place in the Israeli settlement of Beit El in the background. Israel intends to annex West Bank settlements and the Jordan Valley, as proposed by President Trump, with initial steps slated to begin July 1. Abbas Momani/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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    Netanyahu Plans To Annex Parts Of The West Bank. Many Israeli Settlers Want It All

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    Palestinians demonstrate against Israel's annexation plans in Rafah, Gaza, on June 11. Palestinian leaders have begun refusing to coordinate with Israel on matters of daily Palestinian life, from tax collection to policing to medical treatments — a move some Palestinians see as self-defeating. Anadolu Agency/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images hide caption

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    As Israel Vows Annexation, Palestinian Leaders Embark On Risky Form Of Protest

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    An Iraqi soldier stands guard near a U.S. military air carrier at the Qayyarah Airfield West, before the U.S. transferred the base to Iraqi forces in March. Ahmad Al-Rubaye/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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    Laid Off By U.S. Contractor, Iraqi Interpreters Fear ISIS Retaliation

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    Xiyue Wang was freed from Iran after being held prisoner for three years and was released in December 2019 in a prisoner swap between Iran and the U.S. Iranian authorities sentenced Wang in 2017 to 10 years in prison for espionage. But the officials who interrogated him over the years didn't seem to care much about what he did or didn't know, according to Wang. Hannah Yoon for NPR hide caption

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    Released From Iranian Prison, U.S. Student Xiyue Wang Says He Was Held As A 'Hostage'

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    Aysha Abu Shhab (right) and Noam Shuster-Eliassi (second from right) with other COVID-19 patients quarantined by the Israeli military at the Dan Jerusalem Hotel, which became known as "Hotel Corona." Noam Shuster-Eliassi hide caption

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    'Everybody's Getting Along Here': How 'Hotel Corona' United Israelis And Palestinians

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    A Maasai man in the Kibera slum of Nairobi, Kenya, prays next to a mural of George Floyd, painted by the artist Allan Mwangi on June 3. Gordwin Odhiambo/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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    Palestinians lift banners protesting the killing of Eyad Hallaq, a Palestinian man with autism shot dead by Israeli police, and the case of George Floyd, an unarmed black man killed by policeman in the U.S., during a rally by supporters of the Fatah movement in the West Bank city of Hebron. Hazem Bader/AFP via Getty Images hide caption

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    Israeli Police Killing Of Palestinian Leads To Apologies And Echoes Of The U.S.

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    Students wear masks May 17 outside a school in the Israeli city of Modiin. Israeli students in all grades went back to school last month. Xinhua News Agency/Getty Images hide caption

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    Muslim pilgrims circumambulate the Kaaba during last year's pilgrimage to Islam's holiest sites in Saudi Arabia. This year's hajj is in doubt — and Indonesia has canceled its participation because of COVID-19. Ashraf Amra/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images hide caption

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    Jesus' baptism site overlooking the Jordan River, 6 miles north of the Dead Sea. The Jordanian site includes the spot where UNESCO says Jesus was believed to have been baptized, now inland after the river changed course, as well as Elijah's Hill, where tradition says the Prophet Elijah ascended to heaven in a flaming chariot. Moises Saman for NPR hide caption

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