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Sept. 20, 2016. A U.N. humanitarian aid convoy in Syria was hit by airstrikes on Sept. 19, as the Syrian military declared that a U.S.-Russian brokered cease-fire had failed. U.N. officials reported many dead and seriously wounded. (Photo: ©Aleppo 24 news via AP, 2016). This photo is licensed.
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