MEMO sums up the Year in pictures from our week in pictures series
BITLIS, TURKEY: A dog is seen huddling in extreme winter conditions which continue to hit Turkey. Roads were closed in at least 150 residential areas due to heavy snow and poor weather conditions.
GAZA CITY, GAZA STRIP: Palestinians dressed as clowns take part in a protest outside the Red Cross office demanding the release of prisoners held in Israeli jails. [file photo]
ALGIERS, ALGERIA: Algerian fans were seen supporting the Palestinian football team during a friendly game against their own country.
CHAFARINAS ISLANDS, MOROCCO: Lightening up.
ASWAN, EGYPT: Catch of the day.
CAIRO, EGYPT: Girls take part in the Hijab Queen competition.
A Yemeni kid looks at a mural which was painted by students to symbolise the ongoing war in the country at the Sanaa University [File photo]
BEIRUT, LEBANON: What a waste! Lebanon ends its garbage problem by exporting it. It has not been announced where its heading.
BEIRUT, LEBANON: Syrian refugee Khaled Bashar Al-Halabi continues his family trade of making oud in the Lebanese capital.
GAZA CITY, GAZA STRIP: The jokes on you. Palestinian doctors perform at the children’s ward.
KHAN YUNIS, GAZA STRIP: Palestinians break bread on Land Day.
GAZA: Just BEE happy. Palestinian beekeepers collect honey at a honey-bee farm in Bureij Refugee Camp.
Stick ’em up. Graffiti to mark Palestinian Prisoners Day, in Ramallah, West Bank [Apaimages]
Selfie at the unveiling of the sculpture of the first democratically elected South African president and anti-apartheid leader Nelson Mandela [Apaimages]
ESSAOUIRA, MOROCCO: Jumping for joy at the Gnaoua World Music Festival.
Palestinian woman holds a key, symbolising the right to her home from 1948, during the anniversary of the ‘Nakba’ in Ramallah, West Bank
EDIRNE, TURKEY: Divers play music instruments approximately 15 meters underwater
Happy to be home. Muhammad Al-Qeeq spends time with his family, after his release from an Israeli prison, before being re-arrested [ApaImages]
ISTANBUL, TURKEY: Ahmed Dawabsheh – symbol of survival during the #PalestineInMedia conference
BEIRUT, LEBANON – JUNE 8: Illuminated adornments, prepared for the Ramadan month are in display.
JERUSALEM: Palestinian Muslim worshipers are sprayed with water to cool down after prayers outside the Dome of the Rock mosque at the al-Aqsa mosque compound in Jerusalem’s old city during the holy fasting month of Ramadan. Around 53,000 Palestinians from the West Bank were allowed into Jerusalem to pray at Al-Aqsa.
TEHRAN, IRAN – JUNE 07: People visit Shah-Abdol-Azim Shrine before the fast-breaking meal during the first day of the Islamic holy month of Ramadan in Tehran.
HEBRON, WEST BANK: Palestinian dawn callers or “al-Musaharati” walk through the streets to wake up Muslims for their pre-dawn meal before sunrise during the fasting month of Ramadan
TUNIS, TUNISIA: To be or not to be? Sighting the moon to declare the end of Ramadan.
Youth performing Folk dance Dabkeh during the opening of an exhibition, in Gaza city. [File photo]
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL: Christian Zimmermann, a German-born Palestinian dressage rider, is representing Palestine at the Olympics. [twitter: @lfpme]
CAIRO, EGYPT: Running for humanity. Participants take over the streets on World Humanitarian Day.
KHAN YUNIS, GAZA STRIP: Escaping the siege, a monkey awaits a medical check before being evacuated from the besieged enclave.
ISTANBUL, TURKEY: Palestinian-Turkish conference organised by 25 organisations to highlight the affairs of Palestinians living in Turkey, particularly those coming from Syria due to the conflict.
GAZA CITY, GAZA- Palestinian children make a splash at an amusement park on the third day of Eid Al-Adha
HEBRON, WEST BANK- Grapes designed as a Palestinian flag during the Palestinian grapes festival in Halhoul village
GAZA CITY, GAZA- Marking World Peace Day through artistic resistance
NABEUL, TUNISIA- Smokin’ Hot! Chili Peppers decorate the town of Nabeul as the town hosts the Harissa Fete
NABLUS, WEST BANK- Member of the Samaritan sect decorates a traditional hut known as a sukkot with fruits and vegetables on Mount Gerizim, on the outskirts of the West Bank city of Nablus.
RAMALLAH, WEST BANK- I like to move it, move it. Palestinians dance Dabka during the Birzeit Nights Festival at Birzeit University
RAMALLAH, WEST BANK: So reach for the stars! Dance performance during the longest art marathon which lasted 12 hours
NINAWA, IRAQ: The symbol of peace and freedom
RAMALLAH, WEST BANK- Palestinians take part in a rally marking the 12th anniversary of the death of Yasser Arafat
Children being children as they mark UN Universal Children’s Day in Gaza [Ashraf Amra/Apa Images]
ISTANBUL, TURKEY- Whirling dervishes perform during the “Seb-i Arus” (The Night of union) ceremony at Galata lodge used by mevlevi dervishes to mark the 743rd anniversary of the death of Mevlana Jalaluddin al-Rumi
ISTANBUL, TURKEY – DECEMBER 15 : Whirling dervishes perform during the “Seb-i Arus” (The Night of union) ceremony at Galata lodge used by mevlevi dervishes to mark the 743rd anniversary of the death of Mevlana Jalaluddin al-Rumi in Istanbul, Turkey on December 15, 2016. ( Berk Özkan – Anadolu Agency )
BEIRUT, LEBANON- Dancers take part in the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinians
BETHLEHEM, WEST BANK- Palestinians in full Christmas mode
GAZA CITY, GAZA- Isn’t that the cutest Santa you’ve ever seen? Little kids play at the Der Latin church in Gaza
Pictures of Palestinian martyrs
RAMALLAH, WEST BANK- Christian Palestinians accompany a convoy ahead of Christmas celebrations
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