2016: The Year in the Middle East(60 images)

A look at some of UPI's best photos from the Middle East -- from war-torn Aleppo to the biblical town of Bethlehem.

Iraqi civilians flee from fighting while smoke rises in the background from burning oil fields which was damaged during the fighting between Iraqi forces and Islamic state fighters(IS) in Qayara town, some 50 kilometres south of Mosul on November 1. Photo by Murat Bay/UPI | License Photo
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