PICTURED: Editor selections of the week in the Mideast

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.

FILE - A fighter with Badr Brigades an armed Shiite group under the umbrella of the Popular Mobilization Forces loads his rifle as Iraqi security forces and ...

FILE - A fighter with Badr Brigades an armed Shiite group under the umbrella of the Popular Mobilization Forces loads his rifle as Iraqi security forces and allied Shiite Popular Mobilization Forces and Sunni tribal fighters, take combat positions outside Fallujah, 40 miles (65 kilometers) west of Baghdad, Iraq, Monday, May 23, 2016. Iraqi government forces on Monday pushed Islamic State militants out of some agricultural areas outside Fallujah as they launched a military offensive to recapture the city from the extremists, officials said. (AP Photo/Rwa Faisal)

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.

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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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FILE - Smoke rises from Islamic State group positions after an airstrike by U.S.-led coalition warplanes in Fallujah, as Iraqi security forces and allied Shi...

FILE - Smoke rises from Islamic State group positions after an airstrike by U.S.-led coalition warplanes in Fallujah, as Iraqi security forces and allied Shiite Popular Mobilization Forces and Sunni tribal fighters, take combat positions outside Fallujah, 40 miles (65 kilometers) west of Baghdad, Iraq, Monday, May 23, 2016. Iraqi government forces on Monday pushed Islamic State militants out of some agricultural areas outside Fallujah as they launched a military offensive to recapture the city from the extremists, officials said. (AP Photo/Rwa Faisal)

FILE - In this image released by Iraq's Federal Police on Wednesday, May 25, 2016, policeman Saad Ali Thabit detains a would-be suicide bomber at a checkpoin...

FILE - In this image released by Iraq's Federal Police on Wednesday, May 25, 2016, policeman Saad Ali Thabit detains a would-be suicide bomber at a checkpoint north of Baghdad???s Kadhimiyah neighborhood. Thabit is being honored as a hero by Iraqi officials and on social media. Closed Circuit video of Thabit discovering and then disarming the would-be bomber during routine searches was quickly shared on social media racking up hundreds of thousands of views Thursday. (Iraq Federal Police via AP)

FILE - Iraqi Federal police arrive to join the forces surrounding Fallujah, 40 miles (65 kilometers) west of Baghdad, Iraq, Tuesday, May 24, 2016. Clashes be...

FILE - Iraqi Federal police arrive to join the forces surrounding Fallujah, 40 miles (65 kilometers) west of Baghdad, Iraq, Tuesday, May 24, 2016. Clashes between Iraqi government forces and the Islamic State group outside the city of Fallujah briefly subsided on Tuesday, the second day of a large-scale military operation to drive militants out of their key stronghold west of Baghdad. (AP Photo/Rwa Faisal)

FILE - Iraqi security forces and allied Shiite Popular Mobilization Forces and Sunni tribal fighters, take combat positions outside in Fallujah, 40 miles (65...

FILE - Iraqi security forces and allied Shiite Popular Mobilization Forces and Sunni tribal fighters, take combat positions outside in Fallujah, 40 miles (65 kilometers) west of Baghdad, Iraq, Monday, May 23, 2016. Iraqi government forces on Monday pushed Islamic State militants out of some agricultural areas outside Fallujah as they launched a military offensive to recapture the city from the extremists, officials said. (AP Photo/Rwa Faisal)

FILE - A man navigates the rubble of a destroyed home after a bombing in Fallujah, 40 miles (65 kilometers) west of Baghdad, Iraq, Thursday, May 26, 2016. Th...

FILE - A man navigates the rubble of a destroyed home after a bombing in Fallujah, 40 miles (65 kilometers) west of Baghdad, Iraq, Thursday, May 26, 2016. The Islamic State group is preventing people from fleeing Fallujah amid a military operation to recapture the city west of Baghdad, a local Iraqi official and aid groups said on Wednesday. (AP Photo)

FILE - A fighter with Badr Brigades Shiite Popular Mobilization Forces takes down a flag of the Islamic State group outside Fallujah, 40 miles (65 kilometers...

FILE - A fighter with Badr Brigades Shiite Popular Mobilization Forces takes down a flag of the Islamic State group outside Fallujah, 40 miles (65 kilometers) west of Baghdad, Iraq, Monday, May 23, 2016. Iraqi government forces on Monday pushed Islamic State militants out of some agricultural areas outside Fallujah as they launched a military offensive to recapture the city from the extremists, officials said. (AP Photo/Rwa Faisal)

FILE - Egyptians light candles during a candlelight vigil for the victims of EgyptAir flight 804, in Cairo, Egypt, Thursday, May 26, 2016. The cause of Thurs...

FILE - Egyptians light candles during a candlelight vigil for the victims of EgyptAir flight 804, in Cairo, Egypt, Thursday, May 26, 2016. The cause of Thursday's crash of the EgyptAir jet flying from Paris to Cairo that killed all 66 people aboard 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. The number 66 refers to the number of the victims. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)

FILE - In this Sunday, May 22, 2016 file photo, A Coptic Christian grieves during prayers for the departed, remembering the victims of Thursday's crash of Eg...

FILE - In this Sunday, May 22, 2016 file photo, A Coptic Christian grieves during prayers for the departed, remembering the victims of Thursday's crash of EgyptAir flight 804, at Al-Boutrossiya Church, the main Coptic Cathedral complex, in Cairo, Egypt. Human remains retrieved from the crash site of EgyptAir Flight 804 suggest there was an explosion on board that may have brought down the aircraft in the east Mediterranean, a senior Egyptian forensics official said on Tuesday, May 24, 2016. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil, File)

FILE - In this Friday, May 20, 2016 file photo, The Imam of al Thawrah Mosque, Samir Abdel Bary, gives condolences to Tarek Abu Laban, center, who lost four ...

FILE - In this Friday, May 20, 2016 file photo, The Imam of al Thawrah Mosque, Samir Abdel Bary, gives condolences to Tarek Abu Laban, center, who lost four relatives, all victims of EgyptAir plane crash, following prayers for the dead, at al Thawrah Mosque in Cairo, Egypt. Human remains retrieved from the crash site of EgyptAir Flight 804 suggest there was an explosion on board that may have brought down the aircraft in the east Mediterranean, a senior Egyptian forensics official said on Tuesday, May 24, 2016. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil, File)

FILE - EgyptAir hostess walk at the stage during a candlelight vigil for the victims of EgyptAir flight 804 in Cairo, Egypt, Thursday, May 26, 2016. The caus...

FILE - EgyptAir hostess walk at the stage during a candlelight vigil for the victims of EgyptAir flight 804 in Cairo, Egypt, Thursday, May 26, 2016. The cause of Thursday's crash of the EgyptAir jet flying from Paris to Cairo that killed all 66 people aboard 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. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)

FILE - An Egyptian journalist lights candles during a candlelight vigil for the victims of EgyptAir flight 804 in front of the Journalists' Syndicate in Cair...

FILE - An Egyptian journalist lights candles during a candlelight vigil for the victims of EgyptAir flight 804 in front of the Journalists' Syndicate in Cairo, Egypt, Tuesday, May 24, 2016. The cause of Thursday???s crash of the EgyptAir jet flying from Paris to Cairo that killed all 66 people aboard 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. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)

FILE - Ultra-Orthodox Jews stand around a bonfire during the Jewish holiday of Lag Ba'Omer celebration in Jerusalem, Wednesday, May 25, 2016. The holiday mar...

FILE - Ultra-Orthodox Jews stand around a bonfire during the Jewish holiday of Lag Ba'Omer celebration in Jerusalem, Wednesday, May 25, 2016. The holiday marking the end of a plague said to have decimated Jews during the Roman times. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)

FILE - Pakistani boys cool themselves off during a heat wave in Karachi, Pakistan, Wednesday, May 18, 2016. Various parts of the country continued to experie...

FILE - Pakistani boys cool themselves off during a heat wave in Karachi, Pakistan, Wednesday, May 18, 2016. Various parts of the country continued to experience an intense heat wave, with the temperatures reaching 49 degree Celsius (120 Fahrenheit) in Larkana and other cities. (AP Photo/Fareed Khan)

FILE - Girls run toward their friends after getting free food from a distribution point at a shrine in Islamabad, Pakistan, Wednesday, May 18, 2016. (AP Phot...

FILE - Girls run toward their friends after getting free food from a distribution point at a shrine in Islamabad, Pakistan, Wednesday, May 18, 2016. (AP Photo/Anjum Naveed)

FILE - In this Wednesday, May 18, 2016 photo, Jewish settler boys play with toy guns in Amona, an unauthorized Israeli outpost in the West Bank, east of the ...

FILE - In this Wednesday, May 18, 2016 photo, Jewish settler boys play with toy guns in Amona, an unauthorized Israeli outpost in the West Bank, east of the Palestinian town of Ramallah. It is the largest of about 100 outposts in the West Bank which were built without permission but generally tolerated by the government. Under an Israeli Supreme Court order, the government must tear down the outpost by the end of 2016. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)

FILE - In this Sunday, May 22, 2016 photo, Liez Nhas, a contestant in the first Miss Trans Israel beauty pageant, listens to a choreographer during a rehears...

FILE - In this Sunday, May 22, 2016 photo, Liez Nhas, a contestant in the first Miss Trans Israel beauty pageant, listens to a choreographer during a rehearsal in Tel Aviv, Israel. The pageant will be held at HaBima, Israel's national theater, in Tel Aviv on Friday. Tel Aviv 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. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)

FILE - In this Sunday, May 22, 2016 photo, a contestant in the first Miss Trans Israel beauty pageant, walks the catwalk during a rehearsal in Tel Aviv, Isra...

FILE - In this Sunday, May 22, 2016 photo, a contestant in the first Miss Trans Israel beauty pageant, walks the catwalk during a rehearsal in Tel Aviv, Israel. The pageant will be held at HaBima, Israel's national theater, in Tel Aviv on Friday. Tel Aviv 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. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)

FILE - Contestants in the first Miss Trans Israel beauty pageant practice the walk on the stage during rehearsal in Tel Aviv, Israel, Thursday, May 26, 2016....

FILE - Contestants in the first Miss Trans Israel beauty pageant practice the walk on the stage during rehearsal in Tel Aviv, Israel, Thursday, May 26, 2016. The pageant will be held at HaBima, Israel's national theater, in Tel Aviv on Friday. Tel Aviv 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. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)

FILE - Madlen Matar, a contestant in the first Miss Trans Israel beauty pageant, uses her smartphone during rehearsal in Tel Aviv, Israel on Thursday, May 26...

FILE - Madlen Matar, a contestant in the first Miss Trans Israel beauty pageant, uses her smartphone during rehearsal in Tel Aviv, Israel on Thursday, May 26, 2016. The pageant will be held at HaBima, Israel's national theater, in Tel Aviv on Friday. Tel Aviv 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. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)

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