In Egypt, candlelight vigils have been held for the victims of EgyptAir flight 804. The cause of last week's crash of the EgyptAir jet flying from Paris to Cairo that killed all 66 people on board still has not been determined. Ships and planes from Egypt, Greece, France, the United States and other nations are searching the Mediterranean Sea north of the Egyptian port of Alexandria for the jet's voice and flight data recorders.
In Iraq, government forces and allied Shiite and Sunni fighters have pushed Islamic State militants out of some agricultural areas outside Fallujah as they launched a military offensive to recapture the city from the IS extremists, officials said.
Iraq also honored policeman Saad Ali Thabit as hero after a closed circuit video of him discovering and then disarming a would-be suicide bomber during a routine search at a checkpoint went viral. The video was quickly shared on social media racking up hundreds of thousands of views.
Israel held the first Miss Trans Israel beauty pageant in Tel Avi, which has emerged as one of the world's most LGBT-friendly travel destinations, standing in sharp contrast to most of the rest of the Middle East.
This gallery was curated by Associated Press Middle East Regional Photo Editor Maya Alleruzzo in Baghdad. Follow her on Twitter: https://twitter.com/mayaalleruzzo
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