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Photos Of The Week: February 13-19


 A snowboarder jumps through the Olympic rings during the opening ceremony of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics. - Photo by Cris Bouroncle for AFP
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A snowboarder jumps through the Olympic rings during the opening ceremony of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics. - Photo by Cris Bouroncle for AFP

Dodo Kharazishvili, the mother of late Georgian Olympian Nodar Kumaritashvili, mourns as his body is brought home. - Kumaritashvili was killed in a crash during a luge training run in Vancouver just before the start of the Olympics. The cause of the accident is under investigation. Photo by AFP
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Dodo Kharazishvili, the mother of late Georgian Olympian Nodar Kumaritashvili, mourns as his body is brought home. - Kumaritashvili was killed in a crash during a luge training run in Vancouver just before the start of the Olympics. The cause of the accident is under investigation.

Photo by AFP

Russia's Ekaterina Stolyarova jumps during the women's moguls freestyle skiing final at the Olympic Games. - Photo by AFP
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Russia's Ekaterina Stolyarova jumps during the women's moguls freestyle skiing final at the Olympic Games. - Photo by AFP

Kosovars fly the flags of Albania and Kosovo from a horse-drawn cart near the town of Mitrovica. - Kosovo on February 17 marked the second anniversary of its unilateral declaration of independence from Serbia. Photo by Armend Nimani for AFP
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Kosovars fly the flags of Albania and Kosovo from a horse-drawn cart near the town of Mitrovica. - Kosovo on February 17 marked the second anniversary of its unilateral declaration of independence from Serbia.

Photo by Armend Nimani for AFP

U.S. soldiers meet with Afghan farmers pleading for the release of relatives detained after a bomb attack on a patrol. - U.S., Afghan and allied troops are conducting a major offensive near Marjah in Helmand Province in a bid to defeat Taliban militants in one of their key strongholds. Photo by Patrick Baz for AFP
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U.S. soldiers meet with Afghan farmers pleading for the release of relatives detained after a bomb attack on a patrol. - U.S., Afghan and allied troops are conducting a major offensive near Marjah in Helmand Province in a bid to defeat Taliban militants in one of their key strongholds.

Photo by Patrick Baz for AFP

The Dalai Lama touches snow at the White House following a meeting with U.S. President Barack Obama. - Photo by Michael Reynolds for epa
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The Dalai Lama touches snow at the White House following a meeting with U.S. President Barack Obama. - Photo by Michael Reynolds for epa

A man looks at a campaign poster of former Prime Minister Ibrahim al-Ja'afari stating "Our mission is reform." - Iraqi politicians this week started campaigning for the March 7 general election amid a heated political atmosphere. Photo by Ali Al-Saadi for AFP
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A man looks at a campaign poster of former Prime Minister Ibrahim al-Ja'afari stating "Our mission is reform." - Iraqi politicians this week started campaigning for the March 7 general election amid a

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Pakistani farmers ride a tractor loaded with hay to the town of Khewra, south of Islamabad. - Photo by AFP

Russian soldiers of the 98th Paratroopers Division of the Russian Army train near the town of Ivanovo. - Photo by Yuri Kochetkov for epa
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Russian soldiers of the 98th Paratroopers Division of the Russian Army train near the town of Ivanovo. - Photo by Yuri Kochetkov for epa

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