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Photos Of The Week: January 30 - February 5


Russia -- Dam of Russia's largest Sayano-Shushenskaya hydroelectric power plant is coated with a thick layer of snow and ice, 31Jan2010 - Caption ENG: ITAR-TASS 212: KHAKASSIA, RUSSIA. JANUARY 31, 2010. Dam of Russia's largest Sayano-Shushenskaya hydroelectric power plant is coated with a thick layer of snow and ice. (Photo ITAR-TASS / Alexander Kolbasov) POTW05
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Russia -- Dam of Russia's largest Sayano-Shushenskaya hydroelectric power plant is coated with a thick layer of snow and ice, 31Jan2010 - Caption ENG: ITAR-TASS 212: KHAKASSIA, RUSSIA. JANUARY 31, 2010. Dam of Russia's largest Sayano-Shushenskaya hydroelectric power plant is coated with a thick layer of snow and ice. (Photo ITAR-TASS / Alexander Kolbasov) POTW05

Iraq -- Muslim Shiite women beat their heads in the courtyard of the Imam Abbas Shrine in the southern holy city of Karbala on 02Feb2010 - IRAQ, Karbala : Muslim Shiite women beat their heads in the courtyard of the Imam Abbas Shrine in the southern holy city of Karbala, 110 kms (70 miles) south of the Iraqi capital Baghdad, as they take part in the Shiite mourning day of Arbaeen, on February 2, 2010. The Arbaeen religious event marks the end of 40 days of mourning after the Ashura anniversary that commemorates the seventh century killing of the grandson of Prophet Mohammed, the revered Imam Hussein. Arbaeen will see tens of thousands of Iranian pilgrims pass through Baghdad en route to Karbala to pay homage at the Imam Hussein shrine. AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED SAWAF POTW05
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Iraq -- Muslim Shiite women beat their heads in the courtyard of the Imam Abbas Shrine in the southern holy city of Karbala on 02Feb2010 - IRAQ, Karbala : Muslim Shiite women beat their heads in the courtyard of the Imam Abbas Shrine in the southern holy city of Karbala, 110 kms (70 miles) south of the Iraqi capital Baghdad, as they take part in the Shiite mourning day of Arbaeen, on February 2, 2010. The Arbaeen religious event marks the end of 40 days of mourning after the Ashura anniversary that commemorates the seventh century killing of the grandson of Prophet Mohammed, the revered Imam Hussein. Arbaeen will see tens of thousands of Iranian pilgrims pass through Baghdad en route to Karbala to pay homage at the Imam Hussein shrine. AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED SAWAF POTW05

Afghanistan/Pakistan -- Afghan families cross into Afghanistan, through Pakistani border in Chaman, Pakistan, 30Jan2010 - epa02011331 Afghan families cross into Afghanistan, through Pakistani border in Chaman, Pakistan, 30 January 2010. Ethnic Pashtun tribesmen in Pakistan and Afghanistan, who live close to the Pakistan-Afghan border, are allowed to travel across the frontier without passports, but they carry special identity permits, according to an arrangement between the two countries to help members of divided tribes visit each other. EPA/MATIULLAH ACHAKZAI POTW05
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Afghanistan/Pakistan -- Afghan families cross into Afghanistan, through Pakistani border in Chaman, Pakistan, 30Jan2010 - epa02011331 Afghan families cross into Afghanistan, through Pakistani border in Chaman, Pakistan, 30 January 2010. Ethnic Pashtun tribesmen in Pakistan and Afghanistan, who live close to the Pakistan-Afghan border, are allowed to travel across the frontier without passports, but they carry special identity permits, according to an arrangement between the two countries to help members of divided tribes visit each other. EPA/MATIULLAH ACHAKZAI POTW05

Pakistan -- US terror suspect, looks out of a prisoners van as they are brought to a court in Sargodha, 02Feb2010 - PAKISTAN, Sargodha : A US militant suspect shouts from a police prison van as he and others depart from an anti-terrorist court following a hearing in Sargodha on February 2, 2010. Five young American men detained in Pakistan for alleged links to Islamist extremist groups swore their innocence on February 2, saying they were being "set up" and tortured in jail. The men, aged between 18 and 25 and including two Pakistani-Americans, were arrested in Sargodha in December. They are accused of trying to contact Al-Qaeda-linked groups and plot attacks against Pakistan and its allies. AFP POTW05
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Pakistan -- US terror suspect, looks out of a prisoners van as they are brought to a court in Sargodha, 02Feb2010 - PAKISTAN, Sargodha : A US militant suspect shouts from a police prison van as he and others depart from an anti-terrorist court following a hearing in Sargodha on February 2, 2010. Five young American men detained in Pakistan for alleged links to Islamist extremist groups swore their innocence on February 2, saying they were being "set up" and tortured in jail. The men, aged between 18 and 25 and including two Pakistani-Americans, were arrested in Sargodha in December. They are accused of trying to contact Al-Qaeda-linked groups and plot attacks against Pakistan and its allies. AFP POTW05

Armenia -- Opposition leader Levon Ter-Petrosian greets supporters rallying in Yerevan. - Armenia -- Opposition leader Levon Ter-Petrosian greets supporters rallying in Yerevan. potw05
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Armenia -- Opposition leader Levon Ter-Petrosian greets supporters rallying in Yerevan. - Armenia -- Opposition leader Levon Ter-Petrosian greets supporters rallying in Yerevan. potw05

Russia--Bomb hits rail worker in St Petersburg, 02Feb2010 - Bomb hits rail worker in St Petersburg На железной дороге в Санкт-Петербурге произошел взрыв At the section of October Railway between Bronevaya Station and Ligovo Station. (Photo ITAR-TASS / Ruslan Shamukov) potw05
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Russia--Bomb hits rail worker in St Petersburg, 02Feb2010 - Bomb hits rail worker in St Petersburg На железной дороге в Санкт-Петербурге произошел взрыв At the section of October Railway between Bronevaya Station and Ligovo Station. (Photo ITAR-TASS / Ruslan Shamukov) potw05

CALL Balkan Svc for more info???? - Serbia - Belgrade, more than a thousand Rome people who use to leave under the "Gazela" bridge, were displaced in the 6 municipalities, photos from Barajevo. Photo: Vesna Andjic potw05
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CALL Balkan Svc for more info???? - Serbia - Belgrade, more than a thousand Rome people who use to leave under the "Gazela" bridge, were displaced in the 6 municipalities, photos from Barajevo. Photo: Vesna Andjic potw05

Russia -- Members of the pro-Kremlin youth group Nashi (Ours) protest against Ukrainian presidential candidate Yulia Tymoshenko and President Viktor Yushchenko outside the Ukrainian embassy in Moscow, 04Feb2010 - RUSSIAN FEDERATION, Moscow : Members of the pro-Kremlin youth group Nashi (Ours) protest against Ukrainian presidential candidate Yulia Tymoshenko and President Viktor Yushchenko outside the Ukrainian embassy in Moscow on February 4, 2010. Ukrainian presidential hopeful Yulia Tymoshenko dramatically raised tensions ahead of this weekend's elections, warning she would call for mass street protests if her rival rigged the polls. AFP PHOTO / NATALIA KOLESNIKOVA POTW05
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Russia -- Members of the pro-Kremlin youth group Nashi (Ours) protest against Ukrainian presidential candidate Yulia Tymoshenko and President Viktor Yushchenko outside the Ukrainian embassy in Moscow, 04Feb2010 - RUSSIAN FEDERATION, Moscow : Members of the pro-Kremlin youth group Nashi (Ours) protest against Ukrainian presidential candidate Yulia Tymoshenko and President Viktor Yushchenko outside the Ukrainian embassy in Moscow on February 4, 2010. Ukrainian presidential hopeful Yulia Tymoshenko dramatically raised tensions ahead of this weekend's elections, warning she would call for mass street protests if her rival rigged the polls. AFP PHOTO / NATALIA KOLESNIKOVA POTW05

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