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The historical events that led to the ongoing war
21 Oct 2013 11:35 GMT
A Rural Fire Service firefighter sprays water onto a small fire burning near a home in western Sydney, Australia. A state of emergency was declared in the state of New South Wales.
A soldier inspects a car with remnants of blood in Sudan(***)s West Darfur region on October 15. Three Senegalese peacekeepers were killed and one wounded in an attack by unidentified gunmen.
British graffiti artist Banksy is spending the month of October tagging New York City. Above, a new Banksy painting pictured on October 18.
The US Congress approved an 11th-hour deal last week to end a partial government shutdown and pull the world(***)s biggest economy back from the brink of a historic debt default. Visitors start an official tour, which had been suspended during the 16-day government shutdown, at the US Capitol in Washington.
People look at solar race cars during the 2013 World Solar Challenge closing parade in Adelaide, Australia on October 13. The race, lasting for seven days, took 43 participants over 3,021 kilometers from Darwin to Adelaide in Australia.
EPA/DENNIS M. SABANGAN
Filipinos walk on a road destroyed by a 7.2-magnitude earthquake in Bohol province. More than 150 people were killed in the temblor.
AP Photo/Elise Amendola
The Boston Red Sox celebrate after beating the Detroit Tigers 5-2 in Game 6 of baseball(***)s American League championship series. The Red Sox advanced to the World Series.
Mohamed Abd El Ghany/Reuters
Al Ahli fans in Egypt protest in front of the general prosecutor(***)s office in Cairo October 19. Protesters were calling for the release of fellow fans arrested earlier this month during clashes with security personnel as the club(***)s handball team returned from Morocco after winning silver in the African Champions League tournament.
Derelict oilfield caught in a war zone contaminating drinking water and threatening tens of thousands of civilian lives.
Environment, Humanitarian crises, War & Conflict
Pumping out 'hatred' and seeking out 'traitors', Russia's media accused of targeting government critics.
Politics, Human Rights, Media
Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu delivers anti-Iran speech - but which way will Washington sway?
Politics, Middle East, United States
Human rights activists say the Bulgarian government is not properly investigating a growing number of hate attacks.
Human Rights, War & Conflict, Europe
One of India's biggest movie stars discusses his latest projects, his relationship with his fans, and politics in India.
Arts & Culture, Asia, Cinema
The untold story of how the Lebanese community overcame the odds and found their place in multicultural Australia.
Asia Pacific, Australia, Lebanon
After decades of corrupt rule, will a Chinese community's remarkable experiment in grassroots democracy succeed?
Politics, Asia, China
The history of modern Syria is offering an intriguing and incisive perspective on the current war in the country.
War & Conflict, Politics, Syria