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January 25 Revolution

Mohamed Mahmoud Street | Photo: Hossam el-Hamalawy| Flickr

January 25 Revolution

Martyr Belal, Youssef Gindi Street | Photo: Hossam el-Hamalawy | Flickr

January 25 Revolution

Mohamed Mahmoud Street | Photo: Hossam el-Hamalawy | Flickr

January 25 Revolution

“The life of an Egyptian worth a quarter of a pound.” | Photo: Hossam el-Hamalawy | Flickr

January 25 Revolution

“What will you do on the 25th of January 2012.” | Photo: Hossam el-Hamalawy | Flickr

January 25 Revolution

Mohamed Mahmoud Street | Photo: Hossam el-Hamalawy | Flickr

January 25 Revolution

Mohamed Mahmoud Street | Photo: Hossam el-Hamalawy | Flickr

January 25 Revolution

Youssef Gindi Street | Photo: Hossam el-Hamalawy | Flickr

January 25 Revolution
January 25 Revolution
January 25 Revolution
January 25 Revolution
January 25 Revolution
January 25 Revolution
January 25 Revolution
January 25 Revolution
Mazayin Dhafra Camel Festival

An Emirati man is pictured with his camels during the Mazayin Dhafra Camel Festival in the desert near the city of Madinat Zayed, some 150 kms west of the capital Abu Dhabi, on January 23, 2022.(Photo by Karim SAHIB / AFP)

Mazayin Dhafra Camel Festival

The festival, which attracts participants from around the Gulf region, includes a camel beauty contest, a display of UAE handcrafts and other activities aimed at promoting the country's folklore. (Photo by Karim SAHIB / AFP)

Mazayin Dhafra Camel Festival

Camel owners watch the arbitation process in front of a large poster bearing pictures of Abu Dhabi's Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al-Nahyan (R) and UAE President Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed, during the Mazayin Dhafra Camel Festival in the desert near the city of Madinat Zayed, some 150 kms west of the capital Abu Dhabi, on January 23, 2022. (Photo by Karim SAHIB / AFP)

Mazayin Dhafra Camel Festival

The festival, which attracts participants from around the Gulf region, includes a camel beauty contest, a display of UAE handcrafts and other activities aimed at promoting the country's folklore. (Photo by Karim SAHIB / AFP)

Mazayin Dhafra Camel Festival

Emirati men walk their camels at sunrise during the Mazayin Dhafra Camel Festival in the desert near the city of Madinat Zayed, some 150 kms west of the capital Abu Dhabi, on January 23, 2022. (Photo by Karim SAHIB / AFP)

Mazayin Dhafra Camel Festival

Emirati men gather their camels during the Mazayin Dhafra Camel Festival in the desert near the city of Madinat Zayed, some 150 kms west of the capital Abu Dhabi, on January 23, 2022. (Photo by Karim SAHIB / AFP)

Mazayin Dhafra Camel Festival

The festival, which attracts participants from around the Gulf region, includes a camel beauty contest, a display of UAE handcrafts and other activities aimed at promoting the country's folklore. (Photo by Karim SAHIB / AFP)

Mazayin Dhafra Camel Festival

Emirati men gather their camels during the Mazayin Dhafra Camel Festival in the desert near the city of Madinat Zayed, some 150 kms west of the capital Abu Dhabi, on January 23, 2022. (Photo by Karim SAHIB / AFP)

Mazayin Dhafra Camel Festival
Mazayin Dhafra Camel Festival
Mazayin Dhafra Camel Festival
Mazayin Dhafra Camel Festival
Mazayin Dhafra Camel Festival
Mazayin Dhafra Camel Festival
Mazayin Dhafra Camel Festival
Mazayin Dhafra Camel Festival
Heavy rains in Brazil

A man walks as in the muddy water during the receding of the flood in Brazilian municipality of Raposos, located in the state of Minas Gerais, on January 11, 2022, after extremely heavy rain has fallen in recent days in the southeastern part of the country. (Photo by Douglas MAGNO / AFP)

Heavy rains in Brazil

The heavy rains over the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais left thousands of victims and caused the death of ten people between Sunday and Monday, according to an official report revealed this Tuesday, which warns of more intense rainfall in that region. (Photo by Douglas Magno / AFP)

Heavy rains in Brazil

A man carries a matress after a flood in Raposos, Mina Gerais state, Brazil, on January 11, 2022.(Photo by Douglas Magno / AFP)

Heavy rains in Brazil

People clean a street after a flood in Raposos, Mina Gerais state, Brazil, on January 11, 2022. The heavy rains over the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais left thousands of victims and caused the death of ten people between Sunday and Monday, according to an official report revealed this Tuesday, which warns of more intense rainfall in that region. (Photo by Douglas Magno / AFP)

Heavy rains in Brazil

A man wades through the water as he removes belongings from his house in the flooded Brazilian municipality of Juatuba, located in the state of Minas Gerais, on January 10, 2022, after extremely heavy rain has fallen in recent days in the southeastern part of the country. (Photo by Douglas MAGNO / AFP)

Heavy rains in Brazil

Aerial view showing a flood on January 10, 2022 in the Brazilian municipality of Juatuba, located in the state of Minas Gerais, after extremely heavy rain has fallen in recent days in southeastern Brazil. (Photo by Douglas MAGNO / AFP)

Heavy rains in Brazil

People wade through the water as they remove belongings from their homes in the flooded Brazilian municipality of Juatuba, located in the state of Minas Gerais, on January 10, 2022, after extremely heavy rain has fallen in recent days in the southeastern part of the country. (Photo by Douglas MAGNO / AFP)

Heavy rains in Brazil

General view taken as the flood recedes in Brazilian municipality of Raposos, located in the state of Minas Gerais, on January 11, 2022, after extremely heavy rain has fallen in recent days in the southeastern part of the country. (Photo by Douglas MAGNO / AFP)

Heavy rains in Brazil

A man cleans a supermarket shelf after a flood in Raposos, Mina Gerais state, Brazil, on January 11, 2022. The heavy rains over the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais left thousands of victims and caused the death of ten people between Sunday and Monday, according to an official report revealed this Tuesday, which warns of more intense rainfall in that region. (Photo by Douglas Magno / AFP)

Heavy rains in Brazil
Heavy rains in Brazil
Heavy rains in Brazil
Heavy rains in Brazil
Heavy rains in Brazil
Heavy rains in Brazil
Heavy rains in Brazil
Heavy rains in Brazil
Heavy rains in Brazil
Kazakhstan protests

A photo shows a destroyed bank in central Almaty on January 8, 2022, after violence that erupted following protests over hikes in fuel prices. (Photo by Alexandr BOGDANOV / AFP)

Kazakhstan protests

Kazakhstan's president has rejected calls for talks with protesters after days of unprecedented unrest, vowing to destroy "armed bandits" and authorising his forces to shoot to kill without warning. In a new effort to pacify the protesters, the government sets fuel price limits for six months. (Photo by Alexandr BOGDANOV / AFP)

Kazakhstan protests

A pedestrian walks past a burnt-out fire engine in central Almaty on January 7, 2022, after unprecedented unrest in the Central Asian nation due to a hike in energy prices. (Photo by Alexandr BOGDANOV / AFP)

Kazakhstan protests

A photograph shows a view of a burnt-out administrative building in central Almaty on January 7, 2022, after unprecedented unrest in the Central Asian nation due to a hike in energy prices. (Photo by Alexandr BOGDANOV / AFP)

Kazakhstan protests

A burned-out automobile is seen on a square near an administrative quarter in central Almaty on January 6, 2022. Twelve security officers have been killed and 353 wounded in ongoing unrest in Kazakhstan, media reports said on January 6, 2022. (Photo by Alexandr BOGDANOV / AFP)

Kazakhstan protests

Servicemen and their military vehicles block a street in central Almaty on January 7, 2022, after violence that erupted following protests over hikes in fuel prices. (Photo by Abduaziz MADYAROV / AFP)

Kazakhstan protests

Kazakhstan's president said earlier that order had mostly been restored across the country, after protests this week over fuel prices escalated into widespread violence, especially in main city Almaty. (Photo by Abduaziz MADYAROV / AFP)

Kazakhstan protests

A driver shows a bullet removed from his car at a gas station in Almaty on January 8, 2022, after violence that erupted following protests over hikes in fuel prices. (Photo by Alexandr BOGDANOV / AFP)

Kazakhstan protests

A serviceman patrols a street in central Almaty on January 8, 2022, after violence that erupted following protests over hikes in fuel prices. (Photo by Alexandr BOGDANOV / AFP)

Kazakhstan protests
Kazakhstan protests
Kazakhstan protests
Kazakhstan protests
Kazakhstan protests
Kazakhstan protests
Kazakhstan protests
Kazakhstan protests
Kazakhstan protests
UNICEF's work in the Middle East and North Africa

Conjoined twins born in Yemen medically evacuated to Jordan to undergo an operation. (UNICEF)

UNICEF's work in the Middle East and North Africa

Sudan is the first country in the region to receive COVID-19 vaccines. Over 800,000 doses reached Khartoum in March 2021. (UNICEF)

UNICEF's work in the Middle East and North Africa

More than 10 years of conflict, displacement and loss of livelihoods have had an immense toll on children and their families in Syria. (UNICEF)

UNICEF's work in the Middle East and North Africa

A girl and a boy trace toys from their destroyed home during the escalation of violence in The State of Palestine where more than 65 children were killed. (UNICEF)

UNICEF's work in the Middle East and North Africa

Displaced Iraqi children in the Hassan Sham Camp wearing masks in a classroom during the COVID-19 pandemic. (UNICEF)

UNICEF's work in the Middle East and North Africa

Children’s art exhibition reflecting on the Beirut port blast, one year on. (UNICEF)

UNICEF's work in the Middle East and North Africa

A girl in Jordan wearing a mask as schools reopened during the COVID-19 Pandemic. (UNICEF)

UNICEF's work in the Middle East and North Africa

A family receives UNICEF’s assistance in Syria. (UNICEF)

UNICEF's work in the Middle East and North Africa

A girl shows her marked finger after receiving the Polio vaccine, Aleppo, Syria. (UNICEF)

UNICEF's work in the Middle East and North Africa
UNICEF's work in the Middle East and North Africa
UNICEF's work in the Middle East and North Africa
UNICEF's work in the Middle East and North Africa
UNICEF's work in the Middle East and North Africa
UNICEF's work in the Middle East and North Africa
UNICEF's work in the Middle East and North Africa
UNICEF's work in the Middle East and North Africa
UNICEF's work in the Middle East and North Africa

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