AP PHOTOS: Editor selections of the week in the Mideast

Across the Middle East, Afghanistan and Pakistan this week, scorching temperatures and regional conflicts touched the lives of people living here.

In the West Bank, Palestinians took to the streets for the funeral of 12-year-old Muhey al-Tabakhi. A Palestinian hospital official said the boy was killed after clashes erupted between Israeli forces and protesters in the West Bank. Ramallah hospital director Ahmad Bitawi said the boy was killed by a bullet to the chest. Israeli police denied that live fire was used against protesters.

Human Rights Watch, a leading international human rights group, said in a report released on Tuesday that more than half of the nearly 500,000 school-age Syrian children registered in Lebanon do not go to school and receive no formal education.

Since Syria's conflict began in March 2011, hundreds of thousands of Syrians have fled to Lebanon, which is now home to some 1.1 million registered refugees.

Iran's foreign minister on Tuesday extolled the country's ability to bring its nuclear program back on track as limits on the landmark 15-year accord between Tehran and world powers ease in the coming years. Mohammad Javad Zarif said a document, submitted by Iran to the International Atomic Energy Agency and outlining plans to expand Iran's uranium enrichment program, is a "matter of pride." The document, obtained by The Associated Press in Vienna, outlines Tehran's plans to expand its uranium enrichment program after the first 10 years of the nuclear deal.

In Iraq, after a very cruel month that saw the capital's single largest militant bombing since 2003, Iraqis endured the year's hottest day to date, with temperatures soaring to 51 Celsius degrees (123.8 Fahrenheit) in Baghdad on Wednesday and as much as 53 Celsius (127.4 Fahrenheit) in the southern part of the country.

In Pakistan, women mourned the death of a baby girl killed from a wall collapsing over their home due to heavy rains in Lahore.

In Afghanistan, Zahra, a 14 year-old expectant mother, died after she was set on fire in her husband's home. Her father, Mohammad Azam, said that he came to Kabul to seek justice for his daughter.

In Israel, revelers took part in the annual gay pride parade in central Jerusalem. Thousands of people waving rainbow flags marched through downtown Jerusalem on Thursday in a defiant show of force a year after an extremist ultra-Orthodox Jew stabbed a 16-year-old girl to death at the march.

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This gallery was curated by Middle East Regional Photo Editor Maya Alleruzzo in Cairo. Follow her on Twitter: https://twitter.com/mayaalleruzzo and on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/mayaalleruzzo

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