20 powerful photos that defined 2017 for the Arab world

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As we're on the verge of bidding 2017 goodbye - a year filled with wars and heart-wrenching events in our region - we go through what people have voted as most powerful photos of the year. 

In the hope of having a better year in the Arab region and the entire world, let's review some of the main events Arabs and Muslims witnessed in the past dozen of months. 

Here are 20 of the most powerful pictures that highlight 2017 in the region:

 

1. The reassurance of a nation with a smile

Iconic 16-year-old Palestinian activist Ahed Tamimi was arrested on Dec. 19 in a pre-dawn raid by at least 30 Israeli soldiers. 

Her faint smile as she was escorted to military court a day after her arrest showed reassurance, hope, and courage. 

2. The contrast

Yemen,2017

A Yemeni school boy walks head down as he passes by an armed man and kid. The armed boy in blue stares at the student, as it shows a gap between educated and uneducated young people in Yemen. 

3. Another icon of Palestinian resistance

Palestine,2017

Surrounded by 20 or so Israeli soldiers, the photo of the unarmed 16-year-old Palestinian, Fawzi Muhammad Al-Juneidi, who was arrested on Dec. 8 by Israeli soldiers went viral. It portrays the power imbalance in the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.

4. Egypt gave him wings

Egypt,2017

A young Egyptian football fan dancing on crutches at the army stadium in Burj Al Arab after the qualification of Egypt for the World Cup for the first time in 28 years.

5. Home is where the heart is...

Syria,2017

70-year-old Mohammed Mohiedin Anis smokes his pipe as he sits amid the rubble of his destroyed bedroom listening to his vinyl discs in Aleppo's al-Shaar neighborhood on March 9.

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