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In pictures: Middle East athletes in preparation for Olympic Games in Rio 2016

Athletes from the region prepare for the Olympic Games

In pictures: Middle East athletes in preparation for Olympic Games in Rio 2016
Khaled Alkaabi of the United Arab Emirates during a practice session at the Olympic Shooting centre on August 2, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Getty Images)
In pictures: Middle East athletes in preparation for Olympic Games in Rio 2016
Rashid Hamad of Qatar in action during a practice session at the Olympic Shooting centre on August 2, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Getty Images)
In pictures: Middle East athletes in preparation for Olympic Games in Rio 2016
Egypt's Shimaa Hashad aims for the target during a training session for the 10m air rifle event at the Olympic Shooting Centre in Rio de Janeiro on August 2, 2016, ahead of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. (John Macdougall/AFP/Getty Images)
In pictures: Middle East athletes in preparation for Olympic Games in Rio 2016
Zahra Nemati of Islamic Republic of Iran in action during a training session at the Sambodromo Olympic Archery venue on August 2, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Getty Images)
In pictures: Middle East athletes in preparation for Olympic Games in Rio 2016
Doaa El-Ghobashy of Egypt in action during practice at the Arena de Vlei de Praia Beach Volleyball Venue on August 2, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Getty Images)
In pictures: Middle East athletes in preparation for Olympic Games in Rio 2016
Shooting athlete Golnoush Sebghatollahi (R) of Islamic Republic of Iran takes a selfie with her coach Sakineh Khodabandehlou at the Olympic Village ahead of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games on August 2, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Getty Images)
In pictures: Middle East athletes in preparation for Olympic Games in Rio 2016
Olympic refugee team swimmer Rami Anis trains at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium ahead of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games on July 28, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Both Anis and fellow swimmer Yusra Mardini are refugees of war-torn Syria. Both survived part of the dangerous journey by making their way from the Turkish coast across the Aegean Sea to Greece in boats. The International Olympic Committee will for the first time have a team made up of stateless refugees. (Getty Images)
In pictures: Middle East athletes in preparation for Olympic Games in Rio 2016
Olympic refugee team swimmer Yusra Mardini trains at the Olympic Aquatics Stadium ahead of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games on July 28, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Mardini is a refugee of war-torn Syria. She survived part of the dangerous journey, from the Turkish coast across the Aegean Sea to Greece, swimming to help ferry an overloaded inflatable dinghy across open waters as most other passengers could not swim. The International Olympic Committee will for the first time have a team made up of stateless refugees. (Getty Images)
In pictures: Middle East athletes in preparation for Olympic Games in Rio 2016
Ukraine's (L) and Iraq's athletes take part in a welcoming ceremony for their countries' Olympic teams at the Olympic Village ahead of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro on July 31, 2016. (Mark Ralston/AFP/Getty Images)
In pictures: Middle East athletes in preparation for Olympic Games in Rio 2016
Palestinian swimmer Mary Al-Atrash, 22, who will be one of the six athletes representing Palestine at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games, trains at the Beit Sahur swimming pool, near the West Bank city of Bethlehem, on July 4, 2016. Atrash is competing in the 50 metres freestyle however since there are no Olympic size swimming pools in the Palestinian Territories she has to train in a 25 metre pool. The delegation of six competitors is the largest team of athletes Palestine has sent to the Games since its first participation in the Olympics in Atlanta in 1996. (Thomas Coex/AFP/Getty Images)
In pictures: Middle East athletes in preparation for Olympic Games in Rio 2016
Ferhat Arican of Turkey competes on the parallel bars during the Final Gymnastics Qualifier - Aquece Rio Test Event for the Rio 2016 Olympics at the Olympic Park on April 18, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Getty Images)