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Photos Of The Week: March 6-12


Men in the Iraqi city of Najaf carry the coffin of a relative killed in an election-day attack. - Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki has emerged as the front-runner after the March 7 election, which was marred by accusations of fraud and outbreaks of violence in a number of cities. Photo by Qassem Zein for AFP
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Men in the Iraqi city of Najaf carry the coffin of a relative killed in an election-day attack. - Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki has

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An investor uses binoculars to read stock updates at the Iraq Stock Exchange in Baghdad shortly after the election. - Photo by Mohammed Ameen for Reuters

Afghan women attend a U.S.-sponsored ceremony to mark International Women's Day on March 8 in Helmand Province. - Photo by Behrouz Mehri for AFP
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Afghan women attend a U.S.-sponsored ceremony to mark International Women's Day on March 8 in Helmand Province. - Photo by Behrouz Mehri for AFP

A woman sits on the rubble of her destroyed house after a car bombing in Lahore, Pakistan. - At least 13 people died in the bombing outside a police intelligence center in Lahore on March 8. Another deadly bombing killed at least eight people in the eastern city on March 12. Photo by Nashmia Haroon for Reuters
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A woman sits on the rubble of her destroyed house after a car bombing in Lahore, Pakistan. - At least 13 people died in the bombing outside a police intelligence center in Lahore on March 8. Another deadly bombing killed at least eight people in the eastern city on March 12.

Photo by Nashmia Haroon for Reuters

A policeman peers out from a district jail in Sargodha, Pakistan, where suspects are being held on terror charges. - Photo by Faisal Mahmood for Reuters
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A policeman peers out from a district jail in Sargodha, Pakistan, where suspects are being held on terror charges. - Photo by Faisal Mahmood for Reuters

NATO-led soldiers take part in a military exercise at Camp Vrello on the outskirts of Pristina, Kosovo. - Photo by Armend Nimani for AFP
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NATO-led soldiers take part in a military exercise at Camp Vrello on the outskirts of Pristina, Kosovo. - Photo by Armend Nimani for AFP

General David Petraeus, the head of U.S. Central Command, tries on Kyrgyz national dress in Shopokove, near Bishkek. - Petraeus visited Kyrgyzstan on March 11 to discuss counterterror efforts and cooperation in fighting the insurgency in Afghanistan. Photo by Vladimir Pirogov for Reuters
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General David Petraeus, the head of U.S. Central Command, tries on Kyrgyz national dress in Shopokove, near Bishkek. - Petraeus visited Kyrgyzstan on March 11 to discuss counterterror efforts and cooperation in fighting the insurgency in Afghanistan.

Photo by Vladimir Pirogov for Reuters

Unemployed workers throw eggs during a protest in front of the government building in Skopje, Macedonia. - The protesters demanded a new law for a retirement plan for laid-off workers who have less than 15 years until retirement, local media reported. Photo by Ognen Teofilovski for Reuters
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Unemployed workers throw eggs during a protest in front of the government building in Skopje, Macedonia. - The protesters demanded a new law for a retirement plan for laid-off workers who have less than 15 years until retirement, local media reported.

Photo by Ognen Teofilovski for Reuters

A teenager performs tricks on his bicycle in front of a World War II Soviet tank monument in Minsk. - Photo by Vladimir Nikolsky for Reuters
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A teenager performs tricks on his bicycle in front of a World War II Soviet tank monument in Minsk. - Photo by Vladimir Nikolsky for Reuters

Workers clear snow in front of the Kul-Sharif mosque in Kazan, the capital of the Russian republic of Tatarstan. - Photo by Denis Sinyakov for Reuters
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Workers clear snow in front of the Kul-Sharif mosque in Kazan, the capital of the Russian republic of Tatarstan. - Photo by Denis Sinyakov for Reuters

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