Activists from the Lebanese NGO Abaad (Dimensions), a resource centre for gender equality, protest in Downtown Beirut dressed as brides with injury patches on December 6, 2016, against article 522 in the Lebanese penal code. The article shields rapists from prosecution on the condition that they marry their victim, a phenomenon that is still practised in the country, especially among conservative families whose chief aim is to preserve the family's so-called 'honour.' Photo credit: Getty Images
Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, British Prime Minister Theresa May and King of Bahrain, Hamad bin Issa al-Khalifa, pose for a picture during a Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) summit on December 7, 2016, in the Bahraini capital Manama. Photo credit: Getty Images
Hans Nijkamp, a Vice-President at Shell, speaks during a press conference after signing an offshore gas field agreement in the capital Tehran, on December 7, 2016. Iran signed a preliminary agreement with Shell to work towards developing major oil and gas fields as it seeks to boost its output. Photo credit: Getty Images
Palestinian bedouin children ride a donkey and cart in Beit Hanun, near the Erez border crossing with Israel, in the northern Gaza Strip on December 7, 2016. Photo credit: Getty Images