Middle East in Review

Middle East in Review

Middle East in Review is a monthly gallery that features some of the top photojournalism made by AP staff photographers and freelancers based in AP’s Middle East, Afghanistan & Pakistan region.  

This month’s selection highlights the battle against the Islamic State group in Mosul, where Iraq’s second largest city paid a heavy price for its freedom from militant rule, and Raqqa, where U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces are pushing into the city.

In the holy land, a dispute over metal detectors has escalated into a new showdown between Israel and the Muslim world over the contested Jerusalem shrine that has been at the center of violent confrontations in the past.

In Pakistan, the Supreme Court in a unanimous decision has asked the country's anti-corruption body to file corruption charges against Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, his two sons and daughter for concealing their assets.

This gallery was curated by Maya Alleruzzo, Chief Associated Press photo editor for the Mideast, Afghanistan & Pakistan.

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