Pets Of War

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A man holds a dog in front of a damaged building by shelling in the western part of Donetsk, eastern Ukraine, November 27, 2014. (Photo by Antonio Bronic/Reuters)

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A civilian helps a goat stuck in rubble at a site hit by what activists said were airstrikes by forces loyal to Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad in Ain Larouz village in the Jabal al-Zawiya region of Idlib province, Syria April 24, 2015. (Photo by Abed Kontar/Reuters)

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A member of the Kurdish People’s Protection Units feeds a goat near the city of Ras al-Ain, Syria November 5, 2013. (Photo by Reuters/Stringer)

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A “Free Syrian Army” fighter pets a cat as a fellow fighter watches in Deir al-Zor, eastern Syria November 27, 2013. (Photo by Khalil Ashawi/Reuters)

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A pro-Russian rebel guarding a school plays with his dog, which he nicknamed Rex-separatist in reference to the pro-Russian separatist movement, in Donetsk, eastern Ukraine, October 16, 2014. The dog is wearing an orange ribbon of St. George, a symbol widely associated with pro-Russian protests in Ukraine. (Photo by Shamil Zhumatov/Reuters)

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A rebel fighter of Jaysh al-Islam (Army of Islam) holds up a kitten he said he rescued near Deir Salman frontline, near the highway of Damascus international airport, Syria May 11, 2015. (Photo by Amer Almohibany/Reuters)

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An Israeli soldier looks at a cat lying next to his weapon near the border with the Gaza Strip August 10, 2014. (Photo by Amir Cohen/Reuters)

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Mohammad, a 13-year-old fighter from the “Free Syrian Army”, plays with a cat in Aleppo’s Bustan al-Basha district, Syria October 28, 2013. Mohammad joined the Free Syrian Army after his father died during clashes with the Syrian regime. The gun he is using was his father’s. (Photo by Molhem Barakat/Reuters)

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A Kurdish female fighter of the Women Protection Unit pets a dog at a training field near Qamishli city, Syria May 11, 2014. (Photo by Massoud Mohammed/Reuters)

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A “Free Syrian Army” fighter washes a dog in Deir al-Zor, Syria, as a fellow fighter watches October 6, 2013. (Photo by Khalil Ashawi/Reuters)

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A “Free Syrian Army” fighter feeds a cat in al-Jdeideh neighborhood in the old city of Aleppo, Syria August 27, 2013. (Photo by Ammar Abdullah/Reuters)

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A “Free Syrian Army” fighter holds a cat as he looks at his computer in Deir al-Zor, eastern Syria December 6, 2013. (Photo by Khalil Ashawi/Reuters)

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A “Free Syrian Army” fighter stands next to his daughter as she holds a cat in Aleppo’s Izaa district, Syria December 30, 2012. (Photo by Muzaffar Salman/Reuters)

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“Free Syrian Army” fighter Ahmed al-Hussein carries puppies near the frontline against forces loyal to Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad in Aziza village in the southern countryside of Aleppo, Syria, January 28, 2015. Hussein, 31, said he takes care of all the dogs living in the area. (Photo by Hosam Katan/Reuters)

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A “Free Syrian Army” fighter strokes a cat while sitting behind sandbags in Aleppo’s Sheikh Saeed neighborhood, Syria September 28, 2013. (Photo by Muzaffar Salman/Reuters)

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A “Free Syrian Army” fighter feeds pigeons in Homs, Syria May 24, 2013. (Photo by Yazen Homsy/Reuters)

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An Israeli soldier kisses a dog at a staging area near the border with Gaza August 3, 2014. (Photo by Siegfried Modola/Reuters)

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A “Free Syrian Army” fighter holds a pigeon near the historic citadel in Aleppo, Syria October 4, 2013. (Photo by Nour Kelze/Reuters)

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A sapper carries a cat to safety before remotely detonating the remains of a 80mm mortar shell in Semenovka, eastern Ukraine July 9, 2014. (Photo by Gleb Garanich/Reuters)

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A “Free Syrian Army” fighter feeds a cat in the old city of Aleppo, Syria January 6, 2013. (Photo by Muzaffar Salman/Reuters)