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Photos Of The Week - July 17-23


Russian President Dmitry Medvedev signs the guest book at Aleksandrovsky Palace in Tsarskoye Selo in St. Petersburg on July 20.Photo by Mikhail Klimentyev for RIA Novosti
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Russian President Dmitry Medvedev signs the guest book at Aleksandrovsky Palace in Tsarskoye Selo in St. Petersburg on July 20.

Photo by Mikhail Klimentyev for RIA Novosti

A Pakistani laborer directs his horse-drawn cart past pedestrians wading down a flooded street after heavy monsoon rain in Lahore on July 20.Photo by Arif Ali for AFP
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A Pakistani laborer directs his horse-drawn cart past pedestrians wading down a flooded street after heavy monsoon rain in Lahore on July 20.

Photo by Arif Ali for AFP

A man holds a portrait of late Romanian dictator Nicolae Ceausescu at Ghencea cemetery in Bucharest on July 21 after Nicolae Ceausescu and his wife Elena's remains were exhumed for DNA tests, a move meant to dispel one of the mysteries surrounding the communist regime's 1989 fall. Photo by Daniel Mihailescu for AFP
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A man holds a portrait of late Romanian dictator Nicolae Ceausescu at Ghencea cemetery in Bucharest on July 21 after Nicolae Ceausescu and his wife Elena's remains were exhumed for DNA tests, a move meant to dispel one of the mysteries surrounding the communist regime's 1989 fall.

Photo by Daniel Mihailescu for AFP

Orthodox believers attend a religious service where they venerate the icon of the Mother of God of Kazan in Stavropol on July 21.Photo by Eduard Korniyenko for Reuters
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Orthodox believers attend a religious service where they venerate the icon of the Mother of God of Kazan in Stavropol on July 21.

Photo by Eduard Korniyenko for Reuters

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton walks past South Korean honor guards wearing traditional costumes, at a military airport in Seongnam, near Seoul, on July 21. Photo by Jo Yong-Hak for Reuters
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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton walks past South Korean honor guards wearing traditional costumes, at a military airport in Seongnam, near Seoul, on July 21.

Photo by Jo Yong-Hak for Reuters

An Afghan Army soldier fires a rocket-propelled grenade at suspected Taliban militants at Combat Outpost Nolen in the Arghandab Valley north of Kandahar on July 22. Photo by Bob Strong for Reuters
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An Afghan Army soldier fires a rocket-propelled grenade at suspected Taliban militants at Combat Outpost Nolen in the Arghandab Valley north of Kandahar on July 22.

Photo by Bob Strong for Reuters

Grigory Dzasokhov stands in a tent, where he lives with his wife, as his house was destroyed during Georgia's war with Russia over South Ossetia, in Tskhinvali, July 22. Photo by Kazbek Basayev for Reuters
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Grigory Dzasokhov stands in a tent, where he lives with his wife, as his house was destroyed during Georgia's war with Russia over South Ossetia, in Tskhinvali, July 22.

Photo by Kazbek Basayev for Reuters

A man rides a scooter past graffiti on a wall reading "Justice" in Belgrade on July 22. Later that day the International Court of Justice affirmed Kosovo's 2008 unilateral declaration of independence from Serbia, saying it did not violate international law.Photo by Marko Djurica for Reuters
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A man rides a scooter past graffiti on a wall reading "Justice" in Belgrade on July 22. Later that day the International Court of Justice affirmed Kosovo's 2008 unilateral declaration of independence from Serbia, saying it did not violate international law.

Photo by Marko Djurica for Reuters

Passengers wave the U.S., Kosovo, and British flags as they celebrate in Pristina after the International Court of Justice said Kosovo's declaration of independence was legal on July 22, a decision with implications for separatist movements everywhere. Photo by Hazir Reka for Reuters
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Passengers wave the U.S., Kosovo, and British flags as they celebrate in Pristina after the International Court of Justice said Kosovo's declaration of independence was legal on July 22, a decision with implications for separatist movements everywhere.

Photo by Hazir Reka for Reuters

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