In this photo taken on Wednesday, February 17, 2016, a volunteer fighter with the Syrian Government forces sits atop a tank in the province of Raqqa, Syria. In recent weeks, Syrian government forces captured dozens of villages and towns across the country. (Photo by Alexander Kots/Komsomolskaya Pravda via AP Photo)
Muhannad al-Kadiri (R),18, and Ibrahim Eid, 16, demonstrate their Parkour skills over a military vehicle in the rebel-held city of Inkhil, west of Deraa, Syria, February 4, 2017. (Photo by Alaa Al-Faqir/Reuters)
Laos, officially the Lao People's Democratic Republic, is a landlocked country in Southeast Asia, bordered by Burma and China to the northwest, Vietnam to the east, Cambodia to the south, and Thailand to the west. Its population was estimated to be around 6.5 million in 2012. A third (33%) of the country's population lives below the international poverty line which means living on less than U.S. $1.25 per day.
Syrians try to rescue a dead body under the debris of a collapsed building after Syrian and Russian army carried out an airstrike on opposition controlled residential area at Merce neighborhood of Aleppo, Syria on September 23, 2016. (Photo by Jawad al Rifai/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)
Syrian refugees covered with dust arrive at the Trabeel border, after crossing into Jordanian territory with their families, near the northeastern Jordanian border with Syria, and Iraq, near the town of Ruwaished, east of Amman September 10, 2015. (Photo by Muhammad Hamed/Reuters)