AP PHOTOS: Editor Selections of the Week in the Mideast

July 8, 2016 2:56 PM

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Across the Middle East, Afghanistan and Pakistan, Muslims began celebrating the Eid al-Fitr holiday that marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan. It's normally a happy time: after a month of fasting, people usually wear new clothes, eat delicious food and spend time with their loved ones.

But Ramadan this year was different: the Islamic State group, freshly defeated in the Iraqi city of Fallujah and steadily losing territory, launched a wave of attacks that killed 350 people across several countries during the holy month and raised the question of what drives the militants to ever mo...

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