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The Silence of the Lambs has creeped audiences out and put people off of fava beans for years. Al Pacino was considered for the part of Hannibal Lecter, but director Jonathan Demme wanted his Lecter to be a Shakespearean monster. He felt that a non-American actor would be the best at playing a character who uses language to manipulate people. [x]

IRAQ. Al-Anbar governorate. Fallujah. June 27, 2016. A member of Iraqi government forces celebrates along a street in Fallujah after government forces recaptured the city from Islamic State militants.

Photograph: Thaier Al-Sudani/Reuters

SYRIA. A member of al-Nusra praying. It is the Syrian branch of al-Qaeda. They are a Sunni Islamist militia fighting against Syrian Government forces in the Syrian Civil War, with the aim of establishing an Islamist state in the country. They adhere to Wahhabism and Salafism (Salafist jihadism).

Photograph: Zoriah Miller