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An abandoned ship is stuck in the solidified salts of the Oroumieh Lake, Iran. Environmentalists and activists have been raising alarms for years that the lake is threatened by drought and aggressive agriculture policies.  (Vahid Salemi/AP)

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Anti-government protests in the Yemeni capital, Sana'a.  (Photograph: Yahya Arhab/EPA)

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An anti-aircraft gun in position at Iran's nuclear enrichment facility in Natanz.  (AP photo)

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Militants from the Popular Resistance Committees military wing address the media as they announce a temporary halt to rocket fire into Israel on Aug. 22, 2011 in Gaza City, Gaza.  (Getty Images/Christopher Furlong)

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Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz attends a meeting of Gulf Cooperation Council monarchies in Riyadh on May 10.  (AFP/Getty Images)

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