A child looks on as Iranian mourners attend the funeral of Mohammad Hamidi, Hasan Ghafari and Ali Amrai, all three members of the Islamic Republic's Revolutionary Guards reportedly killed in Syria, on June 25, 2015 in Tehran. According to the official IRNA news agency, the three men have been killed in fighting against the Islamic State (IS) jihadist group. AFP PHOTO / ATTA KENARE        (Photo credit should read ATTA KENARE/AFP/Getty Images)

The Year in Photos

Looking back at the most arresting images of 2015.

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PANGKALAN BUN, INDONESIA - JANUARY 02: Members of Indonesian red cross watchh over the ten coffins containing victims of the AirAsia flight QZ8501 crash on board in Indonesian airforce aircraft NC295 as they deliver to Surabaya at on January 02, 2015 in Pangkalan Bun, Central Kalimantan, Indonesia. A massive recovery operation is underway in waters off Borneo to recover bodies and debris from the missing AirAsia plane. AirAsia announced that flight QZ8501 from Surabaya to Singapore, with 162 people on board, lost contact with air traffic control at 07:24 a.m. local time on December 28.  (Photo by Ulet Ifansasti/Getty Images)

From the death of refugees at sea to terrorist attacks in Paris, the last year was seemingly dominated by news of suffering and tragedy. But it was also filled with stories of perseverance and solidarity, from the outpouring of support for victims of terrorism from Paris to San Bernardino to the eradication of Ebola in some of the worst-hit countries in Africa.

Here are just a few of the images that defined 2015.

Above: Members of the Indonesian Red Cross sit next to coffins containing passengers killed in a fatal plane crash of an Indonesian airliner after the rescue workers retrieved some of the bodies on Jan. 2.

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RAFAH, GAZA - JANUARY 09: Palestinian Civil Defense workers transport a family using a boat after evacuating them from their flooded house following heavy rainfall in Rafah, Gaza on January 09, 2015. (Photo by Ashraf Amra/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

Palestinian aid workers evacuate a family from their flooded home following heavy rainfall in Rafah, Gaza, on Jan. 9.

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PARIS, FRANCE - JANUARY 09:  Residents return to their homes following the hostage situation at Port de Vincennes on January 9, 2015 in Paris, France. Police stormed the kosher deli where at least five people were taken hostage in the Port de Vincennes area of Paris. One gunman is believed to have been killed.  (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

Parisians return to their homes after police stormed the kosher deli where an Islamic State-affiliated militant had taken hostages on Jan. 9.

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Stade Francais' players stand wearing shirts reading "Nous somme tous Charlie" (We are all Charlie)  during a minute of silence in tribute to the victims of a deadly attack two days prior on the Paris headquarters of French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo, before the French Top 14 rugby union match between Stade Francais Paris and Castres on January 9, 2015 at the Jean Bouin stadium in Paris. AFP PHOTO / THOMAS SAMSON        (Photo credit should read THOMAS SAMSON/AFP/Getty Images)

French rugby players stand wearing shirts reading "Nous sommes tous Charlie" (We are all Charlie) during a minute of silence on Jan. 9 for the victims of the deadly attack on the Paris offices of satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo.

Correction, Jan. 4, 2016: The athletes in the photo above are rugby players; an earlier version of this slideshow said they were soccer players.

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ANKARA, TURKEY - FEBRUARY 11: Syrian kids, fled with their families from attacks of Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) from Syria, play with snow, in front of a hovel as they live in harsh conditions in cold winter time in Turkey's capital Ankara's suburbs on February 11, 2015. (Photo by Gokhan Balci/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

Syrian children play in the snow at a refugee camp on the outskirts of Ankara, Turkey, on Feb. 11.

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ARTEMIVSK, UKRAINE - FEBRUARY 15: Ukrainian soldiers play football on the road leading to the embattled town of Debaltseve on February 15, 2015 outside Artemivsk, Ukraine. A ceasefire scheduled to go into effect at midnight was reportedly observed along most of the front, save for near the embattled town of Debaltseve. (Photo by Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)

Ukrainian soldiers play football on the front lines of a civil war with Russian-backed separatists during a cease-fire on Feb. 15.

Russias President Vladimir Putin works out at a gym at the Bocharov Ruchei state residence in Sochi on August 30, 2015. AFP PHOTO / RIA NOVOSTI / MIKHAIL KLIMENTYEV        (Photo credit should read MIKHAIL KLIMENTYEV/AFP/Getty Images)

Russia's president, Vladimir Putin, works out at a gym in Sochi, Russia, on Aug. 30.

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DAMASCUS, SYRIA - SEPTEMBER 28 :  A woman and a kid run through the smoke after an air-strike staged by Syrian regime forces to the opposition residential areas in Duma district in the Eastern Ghouta area of Damascus, Syria on September 28, 2015. (Photo by Mohammed Khair/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

A woman and child run from an airstrike on an opposition-controlled suburb of Damascus, Syria, on Sept. 28.

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TOVARNIK, CROATIA - SEPTEMBER 20:  Migrants desperately try and board a train heading for Zagreb from Tovarnik station on September 20, 2015 in Tovarnik,Croatia. Croatia continues to send buses and trains north to its border with Hungary, as officials have estimated the around 20,000 migrants have entered since Wednesday.  (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

Migrants desperately try to board a train departing from Tovarnik, Croatia, on Sept. 20.

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SKALA SIKAMINIAS, GREECE - OCTOBER 01:  Refugees arrive on the shores of the Greek island of Lesbos after crossing the Aegean sea from Turkey on an inflatable boat on October 1, 2015 near village of Skala Sikaminias, Greece. Despite bad weather due to the upcoming Autumn, migrants and refugees are risking their lives in search of a better one in the European Union. Officals have warned that a rise in migrant deaths is expected as weather conditions gradually worsen. (Photo by Matej Divizna/Getty Images)

Refugees arrive on the shores of the Greek island of Lesbos after crossing the Aegean Sea from Turkey on an inflatable boat on Oct. 1.

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KATHMANDU, NEPAL - APRIL 25: Emergency rescue workers carry a victim on a stretcher after Dharara tower collapsed on April 25, 2015 in Kathmandu, Nepal. More than 100 people have died as tremors hit Nepal after an earthquake measuring 7.9 on the Richter scale caused buildings to collapse and avalanches to be triggered in the Himalayas. Authorities have warned that the death toll is likely to be much higher. (Photo by Omar Havana/Getty Images)

Rescue workers carry a victim to safety after a devastating earthquake struck Kathmandu, Nepal, on April 25.

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GUMDA, GORKHA DISTRICT, NEPAL - MAY 09: Nepalese villagers look on as they watch a helicopter picking up a medical team/dropping aid at the edge of a makeshift landing zone on May 9, 2015 in the village of Gumda, Nepal. 
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Nepalese villagers take cover as a helicopter lands at a small village to pick up a medical team and drop off aid on May 9.

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Palestinians ride their donkey-carts in the middle of rubble and destroyed buildings, on May 11, 2015, in the Eastern Gaza City Shujaiya neighbourhood, which were destroyed during the 50-day war between Israel and Hamas militants in the summer of 2014. AFP PHOTO / THOMAS COEX / AFP / THOMAS COEX        (Photo credit should read THOMAS COEX/AFP/Getty Images)

Palestinians ride their donkey carts between destroyed buildings on May 11 in Gaza.

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SITTWE, BURMA - MAY 24:  A woman in one of the unregistered IDP cams are suffering from famine. She has not eaten in four days, she says,  May 24, 2015 in Sittwe, Burma. Since 2012, the minority group of the Rohingya people are forced to live in IDP camps, in Rakhaing State in western Burma. They have been denied citizenship in their homeland Burma and are accused of being illegal migrants from neighbouring Bangladesh. Thousands of Rohingays try to escape the misery in the IDP camps across the Andaman Sea on small fishing boats hoping to reach Malaysia. Many of those who embark on the perilous journey by sea fall into the hands of human traffickers who charge high prices in return for their freedom.  (Photo by Jonas Gratzer/Getty Images)

A Rohingya woman is on her fourth day of eating no food on May 24 in an unregistered camp for internally displaced people in Myanmar.

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ZURICH, SWITZERLAND - MAY 29:  Joseph S. Blatter celebrates as he is re-elected as FIFA President after Presidential candidate H.R.H Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein of Jordan withdrew from the second vote during the 65th FIFA Congress at the Hallenstadion on May 29, 2015 in Zurich, Switzerland.  (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein - FIFA/FIFA via Getty Images)

Joseph Blatter celebrates as he is re-elected FIFA president on May 29 in Zurich, Switzerland, while facing accusations of corruption.

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An Afghan child sits beside a tent as he feeds his dog in a refugee camp in Kandahar on June 2, 2015. Over a third of Afghans are living in abject poverty, as those in power are more concerned about addressing their vested interests rather than the basic needs of the population, a UN report said. AFP PHOTO/ Jawed Tanveer        (Photo credit should read JAWED TANVEER/AFP/Getty Images)

An Afghan child feeds his dog at a refugee camp in Kandahar on June 2.

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Afghan women wait with a child to get food from distribution scheme held during Ramadan in Herat on June 23, 2015. Across the Muslim world, the faithful fast from dawn to dusk and strive to be more pious during the holy month, which ends with the Eid holiday.   AFP PHOTO / Aref Karimi        (Photo credit should read Aref Karimi/AFP/Getty Images)

Afghan women wait in line to receive food from a service program held during Ramadan on June 23 in Herat.

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Former Libyan intelligence chief Abdullah al-Senussi (front row 2R) sits dressed in prison blues with other defendants behind the bars of the accused cell during a hearing as part of their trial on April 20, 2015 at court of appeals in the Libyan capital, Tripoli. Thirty-seven former officials of slain Libyan dictator Moamer Kadhafi are charged with murder, kidnapping, complicity in incitement to rape, plunder, sabotage, embezzlement of public funds and acts harmful to national unity. AFP PHOTO / MAHMUD TURKIA        (Photo credit should read MAHMUD TURKIA/AFP/Getty Images)

A former intelligence chief for the ousted regime of Muammar al-Qaddafi sits behind bars, front row, second from the right, while awaiting trial on April 20 in Tripoli, Libya.

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In this photograph taken on February 5, 2015, Afghan security personnel present four suspected Taliban fighters to the media at the Afghan National Army headquarters in Jalalabad. Four suspected Taliban insurgents have been arrested by Afghan Joint Forces during an operation in the Nazyan  District of Nangarhar province. AFP PHOTO / Noorullah Shirzada        (Photo credit should read Noorullah Shirzada/AFP/Getty Images)

Afghan security personnel present four suspected Taliban fighters to the media in Jalalabad on Feb. 5.

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NORTH CHARLESTON, SC - JUNE 19:  In this image from the video uplink from the detention center to the courtroom, Dylann Roof appears at Centralized Bond Hearing Court June 19, 2015 in North Charleston, South Carolina. Roof is charged with nine counts of murder and firearms charges in the shooting deaths at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in Charleston, South Carolina on June 17. (Photo by Grace Beahm-Pool/Getty Images)

Dylann Roof, who gunned down nine people at an African American church in South Carolina, appears at a court hearing on June 19 in North Charleston.

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Pallbearer release doves over the casket holding Emanuel AME Church shooting victim Ethel Lance during her burial at the Emanuel AME Church Cemetery in Charleston, South Carolina, June 25, 2015.    AFP PHOTO/JIM WATSON        (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Pallbearers release doves at a funeral on June 25 for one of the victims of Dylann Roof's attack in Charleston, South Carolina.

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OURO PRETO, BRAZIL - APRIL 05:  Girls dressed as angels stand at the annual Easter procession during traditional Semana Santa (Holy Week) festivities on April 5, 2015 in Ouro Preto, Brazil. Holy Week marks Easter celebrations for Catholics and Brazil holds the largest number of Catholics on the planet. Ouro Preto was a colonial mining town founded in the late 17th century and the Semana Santa tradition in Ouro Preto can be traced back to the 18th century Portuguese colonial period.  (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Girls dressed as angels stand at an annual Easter procession on April 5 in Ouro Preto, Brazil.

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Kuwaiti men react over a body at the site of a suicide bombing that targeted the Shiite Al-Imam al-Sadeq mosque after it was targeted by a suicide bombing during Friday prayers on June 26, 2015, in Kuwait City. The Islamic State group-affiliated group in Saudi Arabia, calling itself Najd Province, said militant Abu Suleiman al-Muwahhid carried out the attack, which it claimed was spreading Shiite teachings among Sunni Muslims. AFP PHOTO / STR        (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)

Kuwaiti men cry over the body of one of the victims of a suicide bomb attack on a Shiite mosque in Kuwait City on June 26.

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A child looks on as Iranian mourners attend the funeral of Mohammad Hamidi, Hasan Ghafari and Ali Amrai, all three members of the Islamic Republic's Revolutionary Guards reportedly killed in Syria, on June 25, 2015 in Tehran. According to the official IRNA news agency, the three men have been killed in fighting against the Islamic State (IS) jihadist group. AFP PHOTO / ATTA KENARE        (Photo credit should read ATTA KENARE/AFP/Getty Images)

A child looks on as Iranian mourners attend the funeral of three members of the Islamic Republic's Revolutionary Guards killed in Syria, on June 25 in Tehran.

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PAMPLONA, SPAIN - JULY 06:  Revellers enjoy the atmosphere during the opening day or 'Chupinazo' of the San Fermin Running of the Bulls fiesta on July 6, 2015 in Pamplona, Spain. The annual Fiesta de San Fermin, made famous by the 1926 novel of US writer Ernest Hemmingway entitled 'The Sun Also Rises', involves the daily running of the bulls through the historic heart of Pamplona to the bull ring.  (Photo by David Ramos/Getty Images)

A woman looks up as participants of the Running of the Bulls festival in Pamplona, Spain, pack the streets on opening day, July 6.

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BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JUNE 26: Natalie Novoa (L) and Eddie Daniels (R) take a selfie while waiting to get married at the L.A. County Registrar office on June 26, 2015 in Beverly Hills, California. The couple have been together for the past 11 years and have been waiting to wed this auspicious day. In a landmark 5-4 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that same-sex couples have a constitutional right to marry in all 50 states.  (Photo by Marcus Yam/Los Angeles Times via Getty Images)

A couple takes a selfie while waiting to get married on June 26 in Los Angeles, California, following a landmark Supreme Court decision according same-sex couples the right to marry.

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A Liberian worker reacts as he dismantles shelters in an Ebola treatment center closed by the charity Medecins Sans Frontiers (MSF - Doctors without Borders) in the Paynes Ville neighbourhood in Monrovia on March 25, 2015. A Liberian woman who last week became the country's first Ebola patient in more than one month has not passed on the infection to anyone else, a senior official said on March 25. AFP PHOTO / ZOOM DOSSO        (Photo credit should read ZOOM DOSSO/AFP/Getty Images)

A Liberian health worker takes a moment to rejoice as he dismantles shelters in an Ebola treatment center on March 25, a week after the country successfully quarantined its last Ebola patient.

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US Secretary of State John Kerry walks using crutches to deliver a statement on the Iran talks in Vienna, Austria, July 5, 2015. The top U.S. and Iranian diplomats met for a sixth consecutive day on Sunday to try to resolve obstacles to a nuclear accord, including when Iran would get sanctions relief and what advanced research and development it may pursue. Iran and the United States have made "genuine progress" on a nuclear deal but there are several difficult issues to resolve and Washington is ready to walk away from the talks if need be, Kerry said on Sunday.      AFP PHOTO / POOL / CARLOS BARRIA / AFP / POOL / CARLOS BARRIA        (Photo credit should read CARLOS BARRIA/AFP/Getty Images)

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry prepares to give a speech in Vienna, Austria, on July 5, during the final negotiations over Iran's controversial nuclear enrichment program.

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Iranian women flash a heart sign during celebration in northern Tehran on July 14, 2015, after Iran's nuclear negotiating team struck a deal with world powers in Vienna. Iranians poured onto the streets of Tehran after the Ramadan fast ended at sundown Tuesday to celebrate the historic nuclear deal agreed earlier with world powers in Vienna. AFP PHOTO/ATTA KENARE        (Photo credit should read ATTA KENARE/AFP/Getty Images)

Iranian women flash a heart sign during celebrations in northern Tehran on July 14, after Iran's nuclear negotiating team struck a deal with world powers in Vienna.

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PARIS, FRANCE - NOVEMBER 14:  A victim's body lies covered on Boulevard des Filles du Calvaire, close to the Bataclan theater, early on November 14, 2015 in Paris, France. According to reports, over 150 people were killed in a series of bombings and shootings across Paris, including at a soccer game at the Stade de France and a concert at the Bataclan theater.  (Photo by Thierry Chesnot/Getty Images)

The body of a victim of the Nov. 14 terrorist attacks in Paris lies covered on a boulevard.

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PARIS, FRANCE - NOVEMBER 14:  A woman reacts after placing flowers near the scene of yesterday's  Bataclan Theatre terrorist attack on November 14, 2015 in Paris, France. At least 120 people have been killed and over 200 injured, 80 of which seriously, following a series of terrorist attacks in the French capital.  (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

A woman mourns for the victims of the terrorist attacks in Paris the day after on Nov. 15.

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ISTANBUL, TURKEY - JULY 26: Protestors  make barricades against police during the clashes between Turkish riot police and a group gathering to stage a march following the funeral for Gunay Ozarslan killed an anti-terror operation on the DHKP-C, in Gazi neighborhood in Istanbul, Turkey on July 26, 2015. (Photo by Ahmet Bolat/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

Protestors barricade the streets during clashes with Turkish riot police in Istanbul, Turkey, on July 26.

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BALTIMORE, MD - APRIL 28:  A helicopter with a spot light watches over police and protesters before a mandatory, city-wide curfew of 10 p.m. near the CVS pharmacy that was set on fire yesterday during rioting after the funeral of Freddie Gray, on April 28, 2015 in Baltimore, Maryland. Gray, 25, was arrested for possessing a switch blade knife April 12 outside the Gilmor Houses housing project on Baltimore's west side. According to his attorney, Gray died a week later in the hospital from a severe spinal cord injury he received while in police custody.  (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

A helicopter hovers over protesters demonstrating April 28, in Baltimore, Maryland, against the police killing of Freddie Gray.

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PROBOLINGGO, EAST JAVA, INDONESIA - AUGUST 01:  Tenggerese worshippers gather at the crater of Mount Bromo during the Yadnya Kasada Festival on August 01, 2015 in Probolinggo, East Java, Indonesia. The festival is the main festival of the Tenggerese people and lasts about a month. On the fourteenth day, the Tenggerese make the journey to Mount Bromo to make offerings of rice, fruits, vegetables, flowers and livestock to the mountain gods by throwing them into the volcano's caldera. The origin of the festival lies in the 15th century when a princess named Roro Anteng started the principality of Tengger with her husband Joko Seger, and the childless couple asked the mountain Gods for help in bearing children. The legend says the Gods granted them 24 children but on the provision that the 25th must be tossed into the volcano in sacrifice. The 25th child, Kesuma, was finally sacrificed in this way after initial refusal, and the tradition of throwing sacrifices into the caldera to appease the mountain Gods continues today. (Photo by Ulet Ifansasti/Getty Images)

Hindu worshippers gather at the crater of Mount Bromo in East Java, Indonesia, to make offerings to the mountain gods for the Yadnya Kasada Festival on Aug. 01.

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TIANJIN, CHINA - AUGUST 20:  (CHINA OUT) Rescuers spray hydrogen peroxide at the site of Tianjin warehouse explosion on August 20, 2015 in Tianjin, China. The death toll from last week's massive blasts in Tianjin rose to 114, and 65 people remained missing, officials said.  (Photo by ChinaFotoPress/ChinaFotoPress via Getty Images)

Rescue workers spray hydrogen peroxide at the site of the Aug. 20 warehouse explosion in Tianjin, China, that left 114 people dead.

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Saudi emergency personnel stand near bodies of Hajj pilgrims at the site where at least 717 were killed and hundreds wounded in a stampede in Mina, near the holy city of Mecca, at the annual hajj in Saudi Arabia on September 24, 2015. The stampede, the second deadly accident to strike the pilgrims this year, broke out during the symbolic stoning of the devil ritual, the Saudi civil defence service said. AFP PHOTO / STR / AFP / STR        (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)

Saudi emergency personnel stand near bodies of Hajj pilgrims at the site where 2,177 were killed in a stampede in Mina, near the holy city of Mecca, on Sept. 24.

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An Israeli soldier controls a Palestinian boy during clashes between Israeli security forces and Palestinian protesters following a march against Palestinian land confiscation to expand the nearby Jewish Hallamish settlement on August 28, 2015 in the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh near Ramallah.  AFP PHOTO / ABBAS MOMANI / AFP / ABBAS MOMANI        (Photo credit should read ABBAS MOMANI/AFP/Getty Images)

An Israeli soldier wrestles with a Palestinian boy on Aug. 28 in the West Bank village of Nabi Saleh.

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A Turkish police officer carries the body of Alan Kurdi, the three-year-old Syrian boy whose tragic death made headlines across the world, off the shores in Bodrum, Turkey, on Sept. 2

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A Syrian Kurdish boy sits on a destroyed tank in the Syrian town of Kobane, also known as Ain al-Arab, on March 27, 2015. Islamic State (IS) fighters were driven out of Kobane on January 26 by Kurdish and allied forces. AFP PHOTO/YASIN AKGUL        (Photo credit should read YASIN AKGUL/AFP/Getty Images)

A Syrian Kurdish boy sits on a destroyed tank in the Syrian town of Kobane, on March 27, roughly two months after Kurdish forces defeated an Islamic State offensive to capture the town.

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SURUC, TURKEY - MARCH 25:  A Syrian woman and child walk between tents in Suruc refugee camp on March 25, 2015 in Suruc, Turkey. The camp is the largest of its kind in Turkey with a population of around 35,000 Syrians who have fled the ongoing civil war in their country.  (Photo by Carl Court/Getty Images)

A Syrian woman and child walk between tents at a Turkish refugee camp on March 25.

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TOPSHOT - Camels walk along sand dunes in the Mazayin Dhafra Camel Festival in the desert near the city of Madinat Zayed, 150 kms west of Abu Dhabi, on December 19, 2015. 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. 
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Camels walk along sand dunes in the desert near the city of Madinat Zayed, United Arab Emirates, on Dec. 19.

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MANIKGANJ, BANGLADESH - AUGUST 20: 15 year old Nasoin Akhter sits with relatives while posing for photos on the day of her wedding to a 32 year old man, August 20, 2015 in Manikganj, Bangladesh.  In June of this year, Human Rights Watch released a damning report about child marriage in Bangladesh. The country has one of the highest rates of child marriage in the world, with 29% of girls marrying before the age of 15, and 65% of girls marrying before they turn 18. The detrimental effects of early marriage on a girl cannot be overstated. Most young brides drop out of school. Pregnant girls from 15-20 are twice as likely to die in childbirth than those 20 or older, while girls under 15 are at five times the risk. Research cites spousal age difference as a significant risk factor for violence and sexual abuse. Child marriage is attributed to both cultural tradition and poverty. Parents believe that it "protects" girls from sexual assault and harassment. Larger  dowries are not required for young girls, and economically, women's earnings are insignificant as compared to men's. (Photo by Allison Joyce/Getty Images)

A 15-year-old Bangladeshi girl sits with relatives on Aug. 20, the day of her wedding to her 32-year-old groom, in Manikganj.

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BANGUI, CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC - SEPTEMBER 28 :  Demonstrators gather in Bangui demand the resignation of interim president Catherine Samba Panza in Central African Republic on September 28, 2015. (Photo by Herve Cyriaque Serefio/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

Demonstrators gather in Bangui to demand the resignation of interim president Catherine Samba Panza in Central African Republic on Sept. 28.

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Burundian servicemen run along a car as they guard the Burundian president's convoy while he attends a ruling CNDD-FDD (National Council for the Defense of DemocracyForces for the Defense of Democracy) party rally in Cibitoke Province on July 17, 2015. Burundian President Pierre Nkurunziza's ruling party scored a widely-expected landslide win in parliamentary polls held on May 29, but these were boycotted by the opposition and condemned internationally as neither free nor fair. Presidential elections are due to be held in the country on July 21, 2015, with Nkurunziza announcing his intention to stand for a third consecutive five-year term, despite a constitutional two-term limit, sparking months of turmoil and an attempted coup in mid-May.   AFP PHOTO / CARL DE SOUZA        (Photo credit should read CARL DE SOUZA/AFP/Getty Images)

Armed guards escort the Burundian president's convoy as it drives to party rally on July 17.

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MOBILE, AL- AUGUST 21: Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump greets supporters after his rally at Ladd-Peebles Stadium on August 21, 2015 in Mobile, Alabama. The Trump campaign moved tonight's rally to a larger stadium to accommodate demand. (Photo by Mark Wallheiser/Getty Images)

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump greets supporters after a rally in Mobile, Alabama, on Aug. 21.

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KAWHMU, MYANMAR - OCTOBER 24:  Aung Sun Suu Kyi, leader of Myanmar's National League for Democracy Party, campaigns in her constituency on October 24, 2015 in Kawhmu, Myanmar. Suu Kyi has been the parlimentary representative of Kawhmu since the 2012 bi-elections and has created new roads and a hospitality training school to increase prosperity in the constituency. Myanmar's elections are scheduled for November 8, 2015 and will be the fairest in the country's history.  (Photo by Lauren DeCicca/Getty Images)

Aung Sun Suu Kyi, leader of Myanmar's National League for Democracy Party, gives a speech for her presidential campaign on Oct. 24 in Kawhmu, Myanmar.

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Indonesian police and firefighters extinguish a fire on burning peat land in the district of Kapuas in the Central Kalimantan province on Borneo island during President Joko Widodo's inspection of a firefighting operation to control agricultural and forest fires on September 24, 2015. Under pressure from its neighbours to stop the annual haze, Indonesian President Joko Widodo has pledged to crack down on companies and individuals behind the burnings, which are a cheap but harmful way of clearing vast tracts of land for plantations. AFP PHOTO / ROMEO GACAD        (Photo credit should read ROMEO GACAD/AFP/Getty Images)

Indonesian police extinguish a peatland fire in Borneo, Indonesia, on Sept. 24.

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SHANGHAI, CHINA - JANUARY 02:  (CHINA OUT) A relative of a victim of the New Year's Eve stampede cries at Chenyi Square on January 2, 2015 in Shanghai, China. At least 36 people were killed and 47 people were injured during a stampede at a New Year's celebration at Chenyi Square in Shanghai's Bund neighborhood.  (Photo by ChinaFotoPress/ChinaFotoPress via Getty Images)

A relative of a victim of a lethal stampede in Shanghai, China, is overcome with emotion during a gathering to remember the dead on Jan. 2.

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BEIJING, CHINA - NOVEMBER 27: Chinese boys look at their smartphone in front of their house next to a coal fired power plant on November 27, 2015 on the outskirts of Beijing, China.  China's government has set 2030 as a deadline for the country to reach its peak for emissions of carbon dioxide, what scientists and environmentalists cite as the primary cause of climate change. At an upcoming conference in Paris, the governments of 196 countries will meet to set targets on reducing carbon emissions in an attempt to forge a new global agreement on climate change. (Photo by Kevin Frayer/Getty Images)

Chinese boys stare at a smartphone in front of their house next to a coal fired power plant on Nov. 27 on the outskirts of Beijing, China.

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