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Photos Of The Week: December 5-11
December 11, 2009 11:40 GMT
U.S. President Barack Obama poses with his Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo. - As Obama
accepted the Nobel Peace Prize
on December 10, he faced the difficult task of reconciling the peace award with his decision to send 30,000 troops to escalate the war in Afghanistan.
Photo by Jewel Samad for AFP
Firefighters try to extinguish a blaze after an explosion in Lahore, Pakistan. - As many as 48 people were killed in
in eastern Pakistan on December 7 at a market crowded with women and children.
Photo by Rahat Dar for epa
Antigovernment protesters in Tehran help a man injured during a clash with police. - Iranian security forces used batons and tear gas to
A sculpture in central Copenhagen calls attention to the deadly threat posed by climate change. - World leaders
opened talks in Copenhagen
on December 7 in an attempt to reach agreement on addressing global warming.
Photo by Attila Kisbenedek for AFP
An Afghan woman holds a picture of a war victim during an antiwar protest. - Afghans gathered in Kabul on December 10 to demand that war criminals from three decades of war in Afghanistan be brought to justice.
Photo by RFE/RL
Workers dig graves for victims of a nightclub fire in Perm, Russia. - A fire that raged through a nightclub in the Russian city of Perm on December 4
killed 135 people
and injured many others.
Photo by AFP
A man inspects a Santa Claus snowglobe in a Christmas shop in Tehran. - Photo by Mehr
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