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Pictures of the year: Conflict

(Warning: graphic content) People are evacuated by a member of security forces at the scene where explosions and gunshots were heard at the Dusit hotel compound, in Nairobi, Kenya, January 15, 2019.  
 REUTERS/Baz Ratner

(Warning: graphic content) People are evacuated by a member of security forces at the scene where explosions and gunshots were heard at the Dusit hotel compound, in Nairobi, Kenya, January 15, 2019. REUTERS/Baz Ratner

(Warning: graphic content) People are evacuated by a member of security forces at the scene where explosions and gunshots were heard at the Dusit hotel compound, in Nairobi, Kenya, January 15, 2019. REUTERS/Baz Ratner
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Turkey-backed Syrian rebel fighters are seen in action in the village of Yabisa, near the Turkish-Syrian border, Syria, October 13, 2019. REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi

Turkey-backed Syrian rebel fighters are seen in action in the village of Yabisa, near the Turkish-Syrian border, Syria, October 13, 2019. REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi

Turkey-backed Syrian rebel fighters are seen in action in the village of Yabisa, near the Turkish-Syrian border, Syria, October 13, 2019. REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi
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A woman gives balloons to an Israeli soldier near the border between Israel and Gaza on its Israeli side, March 15, 2019.  
  REUTERS/Amir Cohen

A woman gives balloons to an Israeli soldier near the border between Israel and Gaza on its Israeli side, March 15, 2019. REUTERS/Amir Cohen

A woman gives balloons to an Israeli soldier near the border between Israel and Gaza on its Israeli side, March 15, 2019. REUTERS/Amir Cohen
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Members of the Ukrainian Armed Forces play the piano in a destroyed house near their position on the front line in Donetsk Region, Ukraine, February 4, 2019.   
 REUTERS/Oleksandr Klymenko

Members of the Ukrainian Armed Forces play the piano in a destroyed house near their position on the front line in Donetsk Region, Ukraine, February 4, 2019. REUTERS/Oleksandr Klymenko

Members of the Ukrainian Armed Forces play the piano in a destroyed house near their position on the front line in Donetsk Region, Ukraine, February 4, 2019. REUTERS/Oleksandr Klymenko
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Flares are seen in the sky during fighting in the Islamic State's final enclave in Syria, in the village of Baghouz, Deir Al Zor province, March 11, 2019.   REUTERS/Rodi Said

Flares are seen in the sky during fighting in the Islamic State's final enclave in Syria, in the village of Baghouz, Deir Al Zor province, March 11, 2019. REUTERS/Rodi Said

Flares are seen in the sky during fighting in the Islamic State's final enclave in Syria, in the village of Baghouz, Deir Al Zor province, March 11, 2019. REUTERS/Rodi Said
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A boy looks at the camera near Baghouz, Deir Al Zor province, Syria, March 5, 2019. REUTERS/Rodi Said

A boy looks at the camera near Baghouz, Deir Al Zor province, Syria, March 5, 2019. REUTERS/Rodi Said

A boy looks at the camera near Baghouz, Deir Al Zor province, Syria, March 5, 2019. REUTERS/Rodi Said
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A convoy of U.S. vehicles is seen after withdrawing from northern Syria, in Erbil, Iraq, October 21, 2019.  
 REUTERS/Azad Lashkari

A convoy of U.S. vehicles is seen after withdrawing from northern Syria, in Erbil, Iraq, October 21, 2019. REUTERS/Azad Lashkari

A convoy of U.S. vehicles is seen after withdrawing from northern Syria, in Erbil, Iraq, October 21, 2019. REUTERS/Azad Lashkari
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Palestinians break their fast by eating iftar meals during the holy month of Ramadan, near the rubble of a building recently destroyed by Israeli air strikes, in Gaza City, May 18, 2019. REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa

Palestinians break their fast by eating iftar meals during the holy month of Ramadan, near the rubble of a building recently destroyed by Israeli air strikes, in Gaza City, May 18, 2019. REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa

Palestinians break their fast by eating iftar meals during the holy month of Ramadan, near the rubble of a building recently destroyed by Israeli air strikes, in Gaza City, May 18, 2019. REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa
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Soldiers lie on the ground after a missile attack on a military parade during a graduation ceremony for newly recruited troopers in Aden, Yemen, August 1, 2019.  
 REUTERS/Fawaz Salman

Soldiers lie on the ground after a missile attack on a military parade during a graduation ceremony for newly recruited troopers in Aden, Yemen, August 1, 2019. REUTERS/Fawaz Salman

Soldiers lie on the ground after a missile attack on a military parade during a graduation ceremony for newly recruited troopers in Aden, Yemen, August 1, 2019. REUTERS/Fawaz Salman
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The Iron Dome anti-missile system fires interception missiles as rockets are launched from Gaza towards Israel, as seen from the Israeli city of Ashkelon, May 5, 2019.   REUTERS/ Amir Cohen

The Iron Dome anti-missile system fires interception missiles as rockets are launched from Gaza towards Israel, as seen from the Israeli city of Ashkelon, May 5, 2019. REUTERS/ Amir Cohen

The Iron Dome anti-missile system fires interception missiles as rockets are launched from Gaza towards Israel, as seen from the Israeli city of Ashkelon, May 5, 2019. REUTERS/ Amir Cohen
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Relatives react next to the burnt wreckage of a vehicle where members of Mexican-American families belonging to breakaway Mormon communities died, in Bavispe, Sonora state, Mexico, November 5, 2019. REUTERS/Jose Luis Gonzalez

Relatives react next to the burnt wreckage of a vehicle where members of Mexican-American families belonging to breakaway Mormon communities died, in Bavispe, Sonora state, Mexico, November 5, 2019. REUTERS/Jose Luis Gonzalez

Relatives react next to the burnt wreckage of a vehicle where members of Mexican-American families belonging to breakaway Mormon communities died, in Bavispe, Sonora state, Mexico, November 5, 2019. REUTERS/Jose Luis Gonzalez
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Fatima Ibrahim Hadi, 12, who is malnourished and weighs just 10 kg, sits on a bed at a clinic in Aslam, in the northwestern province of Hajjah, Yemen, February 17, 2019.  
 REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah

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

Fatima Ibrahim Hadi, 12, who is malnourished and weighs just 10 kg, sits on a bed at a clinic in Aslam, in the northwestern province of Hajjah, Yemen, February 17, 2019. REUTERS/Khaled Abdullah
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Turkey-backed Syrian rebel fighters assist their injured fellow fighter near the border town of Tal Abyad, Syria, October 24, 2019.  REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi

Turkey-backed Syrian rebel fighters assist their injured fellow fighter near the border town of Tal Abyad, Syria, October 24, 2019. REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi

Turkey-backed Syrian rebel fighters assist their injured fellow fighter near the border town of Tal Abyad, Syria, October 24, 2019. REUTERS/Khalil Ashawi
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A Somali soldier holds position as civilians evacuate from the scene of a suicide explosion after al-Shabaab militia stormed a government building in Mogadishu, Somalia, March 23, 2019. REUTERS/Feisal Omar

A Somali soldier holds position as civilians evacuate from the scene of a suicide explosion after al-Shabaab militia stormed a government building in Mogadishu, Somalia, March 23, 2019. REUTERS/Feisal Omar

A Somali soldier holds position as civilians evacuate from the scene of a suicide explosion after al-Shabaab militia stormed a government building in Mogadishu, Somalia, March 23, 2019. REUTERS/Feisal Omar
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A man with pellet injuries is treated inside a house in a neighborhood where there have been regular clashes with Indian security forces, following restrictions after the government scrapped the special constitutional status for Kashmir, in Srinagar, August 14, 2019.   REUTERS/Danish Ismail

A man with pellet injuries is treated inside a house in a neighborhood where there have been regular clashes with Indian security forces, following restrictions after the government scrapped the special constitutional status for Kashmir, in Srinagar,...more

A man with pellet injuries is treated inside a house in a neighborhood where there have been regular clashes with Indian security forces, following restrictions after the government scrapped the special constitutional status for Kashmir, in Srinagar, August 14, 2019. REUTERS/Danish Ismail
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The injured grandmother of Shaini, 13, who died as bomb blasts ripped through churches and luxury hotels on Easter, mourns at her wake in Negombo, Sri Lanka, April 22, 2019.   REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

The injured grandmother of Shaini, 13, who died as bomb blasts ripped through churches and luxury hotels on Easter, mourns at her wake in Negombo, Sri Lanka, April 22, 2019. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

The injured grandmother of Shaini, 13, who died as bomb blasts ripped through churches and luxury hotels on Easter, mourns at her wake in Negombo, Sri Lanka, April 22, 2019. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha
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A fighter with the Syrian Democratic Forces holds her weapon as they announce the destruction of Islamic State's control of land in eastern Syria, at al-Omar oil field in Deir Al Zor, Syria, March 23, 2019.  REUTERS/Rodi Said

A fighter with the Syrian Democratic Forces holds her weapon as they announce the destruction of Islamic State's control of land in eastern Syria, at al-Omar oil field in Deir Al Zor, Syria, March 23, 2019. REUTERS/Rodi Said

A fighter with the Syrian Democratic Forces holds her weapon as they announce the destruction of Islamic State's control of land in eastern Syria, at al-Omar oil field in Deir Al Zor, Syria, March 23, 2019. REUTERS/Rodi Said
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Fighters loyal to Libya's U.N.-backed government fire guns during clashes with forces loyal to Khalifa Haftar on the outskirts of Tripoli, Libya, May 25, 2019.  REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

Fighters loyal to Libya's U.N.-backed government fire guns during clashes with forces loyal to Khalifa Haftar on the outskirts of Tripoli, Libya, May 25, 2019. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

Fighters loyal to Libya's U.N.-backed government fire guns during clashes with forces loyal to Khalifa Haftar on the outskirts of Tripoli, Libya, May 25, 2019. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic
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A French soldier of the 2nd Foreign Engineer Regiment searches a man during an area control operation in the Gourma region during Operation Barkhane in Ndaki, Mali, July 27, 2019.   REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

A French soldier of the 2nd Foreign Engineer Regiment searches a man during an area control operation in the Gourma region during Operation Barkhane in Ndaki, Mali, July 27, 2019. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier

A French soldier of the 2nd Foreign Engineer Regiment searches a man during an area control operation in the Gourma region during Operation Barkhane in Ndaki, Mali, July 27, 2019. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier
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A U.S. military image taken from a U.S. Navy MH-60R helicopter in the Gulf of Oman, in waters between Gulf Arab states and Iran, shows personnel that the Pentagon says are members of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Navy removing an unexploded limpet mine from the M/T Kokuka Courageous, a Japanese-owned commercial motor tanker, June 13, 2019.   U.S. Navy/via REUTERS

A U.S. military image taken from a U.S. Navy MH-60R helicopter in the Gulf of Oman, in waters between Gulf Arab states and Iran, shows personnel that the Pentagon says are members of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Navy removing an unexploded...more

A U.S. military image taken from a U.S. Navy MH-60R helicopter in the Gulf of Oman, in waters between Gulf Arab states and Iran, shows personnel that the Pentagon says are members of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Navy removing an unexploded limpet mine from the M/T Kokuka Courageous, a Japanese-owned commercial motor tanker, June 13, 2019. U.S. Navy/via REUTERS
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Turkana warriors pass by the skull of a Dassenach warrior who was, according to a Turkana warrior, killed when he tried to ambush Turkana cattle herders in Ilemi Triangle, Kenya, March 26, 2019.   REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

Turkana warriors pass by the skull of a Dassenach warrior who was, according to a Turkana warrior, killed when he tried to ambush Turkana cattle herders in Ilemi Triangle, Kenya, March 26, 2019. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

Turkana warriors pass by the skull of a Dassenach warrior who was, according to a Turkana warrior, killed when he tried to ambush Turkana cattle herders in Ilemi Triangle, Kenya, March 26, 2019. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic
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Workers of a wedding hall inspect the scene after a blast in Kabul, Afghanistan, August 18, 2019. REUTERS/Mohammad Ismail

Workers of a wedding hall inspect the scene after a blast in Kabul, Afghanistan, August 18, 2019. REUTERS/Mohammad Ismail

Workers of a wedding hall inspect the scene after a blast in Kabul, Afghanistan, August 18, 2019. REUTERS/Mohammad Ismail
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A Palestinian girl cleans her brother's face outside their destroyed house after an Israeli missile targeted a nearby Hamas site, in Gaza City, March 26, 2019.  
 REUTERS/Mohammed Salem

A Palestinian girl cleans her brother's face outside their destroyed house after an Israeli missile targeted a nearby Hamas site, in Gaza City, March 26, 2019. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem

A Palestinian girl cleans her brother's face outside their destroyed house after an Israeli missile targeted a nearby Hamas site, in Gaza City, March 26, 2019. REUTERS/Mohammed Salem
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Two F/A-18 Super Hornets assigned to Carrier Air Wing drop 1,000-pound general-purpose bombs during an Independence Day air power demonstration next to the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln, in the Arabian Sea, July 4, 2019.   Dan Snow/U.S. Navy/via REUTERS

Two F/A-18 Super Hornets assigned to Carrier Air Wing drop 1,000-pound general-purpose bombs during an Independence Day air power demonstration next to the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln, in the Arabian Sea, July 4, 2019. Dan...more

Two F/A-18 Super Hornets assigned to Carrier Air Wing drop 1,000-pound general-purpose bombs during an Independence Day air power demonstration next to the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln, in the Arabian Sea, July 4, 2019. Dan Snow/U.S. Navy/via REUTERS
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Jameela, mother of Irfan Ahmad Hurra, who according to relatives was arrested during a clampdown after the scrapping of the special constitutional status for Kashmir by the government, is consoled by a relative inside her house in Pulwama, south of Srinagar, August 13, 2019. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

Jameela, mother of Irfan Ahmad Hurra, who according to relatives was arrested during a clampdown after the scrapping of the special constitutional status for Kashmir by the government, is consoled by a relative inside her house in Pulwama, south of...more

Jameela, mother of Irfan Ahmad Hurra, who according to relatives was arrested during a clampdown after the scrapping of the special constitutional status for Kashmir by the government, is consoled by a relative inside her house in Pulwama, south of Srinagar, August 13, 2019. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui
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Afghan National Army soldiers take part in a training exercise at the Kabul Military Training Centre in Kabul, Afghanistan, January 27, 2019.  REUTERS/Omar Sobhani

Afghan National Army soldiers take part in a training exercise at the Kabul Military Training Centre in Kabul, Afghanistan, January 27, 2019. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani

Afghan National Army soldiers take part in a training exercise at the Kabul Military Training Centre in Kabul, Afghanistan, January 27, 2019. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani
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Remains of missiles, which the Saudi government says were used to attack an Aramco oil facility, are displayed during a news conference in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, September 18, 2019. REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed

Remains of missiles, which the Saudi government says were used to attack an Aramco oil facility, are displayed during a news conference in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, September 18, 2019. REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed

Remains of missiles, which the Saudi government says were used to attack an Aramco oil facility, are displayed during a news conference in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, September 18, 2019. REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed
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Smoke rises from the last area of land held by Islamic State in eastern Syria, in a besieged neighborhood in the village of Baghouz, Deir Al Zor province, Syria, March 17, 2019.   REUTERS/Stringer

Smoke rises from the last area of land held by Islamic State in eastern Syria, in a besieged neighborhood in the village of Baghouz, Deir Al Zor province, Syria, March 17, 2019. REUTERS/Stringer

Smoke rises from the last area of land held by Islamic State in eastern Syria, in a besieged neighborhood in the village of Baghouz, Deir Al Zor province, Syria, March 17, 2019. REUTERS/Stringer
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World War Two D-Day veterans, including Norman Duncan from the U.S. (2nd L) and Mervyn Kersh and Richard Llewellyn (R) from Britain, attend a ceremony at Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial, situated above Omaha Beach, as France prepares to commemorate the 75th anniversary of D-Day, in Colleville-sur-Mer, France, June 4, 2019.   REUTERS/Christian Hartmann

World War Two D-Day veterans, including Norman Duncan from the U.S. (2nd L) and Mervyn Kersh and Richard Llewellyn (R) from Britain, attend a ceremony at Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial, situated above Omaha Beach, as France prepares to...more

World War Two D-Day veterans, including Norman Duncan from the U.S. (2nd L) and Mervyn Kersh and Richard Llewellyn (R) from Britain, attend a ceremony at Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial, situated above Omaha Beach, as France prepares to commemorate the 75th anniversary of D-Day, in Colleville-sur-Mer, France, June 4, 2019. REUTERS/Christian Hartmann
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An Afghan boy jumps from the remains of a Soviet-era tank on the outskirts of Jalalabad, on the 30th anniversary of the Soviet withdrawal from Afghanistan, February 15, 2019.   
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An Afghan boy jumps from the remains of a Soviet-era tank on the outskirts of Jalalabad, on the 30th anniversary of the Soviet withdrawal from Afghanistan, February 15, 2019. REUTERS/Parwiz

An Afghan boy jumps from the remains of a Soviet-era tank on the outskirts of Jalalabad, on the 30th anniversary of the Soviet withdrawal from Afghanistan, February 15, 2019. REUTERS/Parwiz
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