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Gaziantep, Turkey: A new study has revealed that 53 per cent of Syrian refugees in the city's refugee camps are under the age of 18.

Jericho, West Bank: Christian pilgrims are baptised in the water after a ceremony at the baptismal site known as Qasr El-Yahud on the banks of the Jordan River. Orthodox Christians flock to the Jordan River to celebrate the feast of the Epiphany at the traditional site where it is believed John the Baptist baptised Jesus.

Baghdad, Iraq: Shia militias join the Iraqi army in a battle against Islamic State (ISIS) militants.

Tunis, Tunisia: A military band performs at the Habib Bourguiba Street during celebrations for the fourth anniversary of the revolution.

Rafah, Gaza Strip: Palestinians await the opening of the Rafah crossing between the Gaza Strip and Sinai, Egypt, after it has been closed for several weeks. The opening of the Rafah crossing will enable students, patients, Palestinians living abroad and foreign passports holders to leave the besieged Strip and allow the entry of some supplies in to help residents.

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