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Peacekeepers missing in Golan Heights

Al Qaeda-linked militants seize U.N. peacekeepers after capturing a border crossing between Syria and Israel-occupied Golan Heights.

Prisoners of war

Pro-Russian separatist rebels force Ukrainian prisoners of war to march and clean the streets of Donetsk.

Ganesh Chaturthi Festival

During Ganesh Chaturthi idols will be taken through the streets in a procession accompanied by dancing and singing, and will be immersed in a river or the sea in accordance with Hindu faith.

Uprooted by Syria's war

Half of all Syrians have now been forced to abandon their homes and flee for their lives.

Icelandic lava field erupts

A lava field north of the Vatnajokull glacier comes to life.

Conflict in East Ukraine

Ukraine accuses Russia of launching a new military incursion.

Dangerous journey

Migrants risk their life as they flee their countries to start a new life.

Burning Man

Scenes from this year's Burning Man festival in Nevada.