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Photos Of The Week -- August 7-13

From floods in Pakistan to fires in Russia.

A resident works to extinguish flames after grass was set on fire to form a barrier for new wildfire outbursts, southeast of Moscow, on August 8. Forest and peat fires caused by the hottest weather ever recorded in Moscow have killed at least 52 people and made more than 4,000 homeless. Photo by Mikhail Voskresensky for Reuters
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A resident works to extinguish flames after grass was set on fire to form a barrier for new wildfire outbursts, southeast of Moscow, on August 8. Forest and peat fires caused by the hottest weather ever recorded in Moscow have killed at least 52 people and made more than 4,000 homeless.

Photo by Mikhail Voskresensky for Reuters

Pakistani children displaced by floods crowd around to receive donated food from a relief camp set up by local volunteers on the outskirts of Sukkur on August 9. Around 13.8 million people have been affected by massive floods in Pakistan, making the scale of the disaster worse than the devastating 2004 tsunami, a UN official said. Photo by Asif Hassan for AFP
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Pakistani children displaced by floods crowd around to receive donated food from a relief camp set up by local volunteers on the outskirts of Sukkur on August 9. Around 13.8 million people have been affected by massive floods in Pakistan, making the scale of the disaster worse than the devastating 2004 tsunami, a UN official said.

Photo by Asif Hassan for AFP

A man wearing a mask to protect himself from the smog walks along a street in central Moscow on August 9. Moscow doctors said they were wary of diagnosing patients with heat and smoke-related illnesses out of fear they will lose their jobs, hinting at Russia's long record of covering up the impact of disasters.Photo by Aleksandr Demianchuk for Reuters
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A man wearing a mask to protect himself from the smog walks along a street in central Moscow on August 9. Moscow doctors said they were wary of diagnosing patients with heat and smoke-related illnesses out of fear they will lose their jobs, hinting at Russia's long record of covering up the impact of disasters.

Photo by Aleksandr Demianchuk for Reuters

A family wades through floodwaters while evacuating Baseera, a village in Pakistan's Punjab Province, on August 10. The floods, triggered by unusually heavy monsoon rains over the upper Indus River basin that started nearly two weeks ago, have plowed a swathe of destruction more than 1,000 kilometers long from northern Pakistan to the south.Photo by Adrees Latif for Reuters
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A family wades through floodwaters while evacuating Baseera, a village in Pakistan's Punjab Province, on August 10. The floods, triggered by unusually heavy monsoon rains over the upper Indus River basin that started nearly two weeks ago, have plowed a swathe of destruction more than 1,000 kilometers long from northern Pakistan to the south.

Photo by Adrees Latif for Reuters

A firefighter walks in a field while smoke from a wildfire clouds the air outside the settlement of Kustarevka in the Ryazan region, some 340 kilometers southeast of Moscow, on August 10. Photo by Denis Sinyakov for Reuters
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A firefighter walks in a field while smoke from a wildfire clouds the air outside the settlement of Kustarevka in the Ryazan region, some 340 kilometers southeast of Moscow, on August 10.

Photo by Denis Sinyakov for Reuters

A flood victim uses an iron plate as he flees the flooded areas in Muzaffargarh in southern Punjab Province on August 11. The floods washed away millions of hectares of crops, submerged villages, and destroyed roads and bridges in the northwestern province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, parts of the Pakistan-administered Kashmir region, and the eastern province of Punjab. Photo by M.K. Chaudhry for epa
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A flood victim uses an iron plate as he flees the flooded areas in Muzaffargarh in southern Punjab Province on August 11. The floods washed away millions of hectares of crops, submerged villages, and destroyed roads and bridges in the northwestern province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, parts of the Pakistan-administered Kashmir region, and the eastern province of Punjab.

Photo by M.K. Chaudhry for epa

A boy holds his sibling as flood victims wait on a roadside for food handouts from motorists in Pakistan's Muzaffargarh district in Punjab Province on August 11. Photo by Adrees Latif for Reuters
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A boy holds his sibling as flood victims wait on a roadside for food handouts from motorists in Pakistan's Muzaffargarh district in Punjab Province on August 11.

Photo by Adrees Latif for Reuters

Pakistani mother Bushra Humayoun watches over her twins Abdullah Khan (left) and Muhammed Bilal in the field hospital were they were born at a college converted to a camp for flood survivors by the army on the outskirts of Nowshera on August 12. Pakistan's government says 14 million people are facing direct or indirect harm because of floods, with children especially vulnerable. Photo by Behrouz Mehri for AFP
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Pakistani mother Bushra Humayoun watches over her twins Abdullah Khan (left) and Muhammed Bilal in the field hospital were they were born at a college converted to a camp for flood survivors by the army on the outskirts of Nowshera on August 12. Pakistan's government says 14 million people are facing direct or indirect harm because of floods, with children especially vulnerable.

Photo by Behrouz Mehri for AFP

Policemen detain an opposition activist during a demonstration in central Moscow on August 12. Opposition supporters held an unauthorized rally dubbed the "Day of Wrath" and demanded the resignation of Moscow Mayor Yury Luzhkov. Photo by Denis Sinyakov for Reuters
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Policemen detain an opposition activist during a demonstration in central Moscow on August 12. Opposition supporters held an unauthorized rally dubbed the "Day of Wrath" and demanded the resignation of Moscow Mayor Yury Luzhkov.

Photo by Denis Sinyakov for Reuters

A woman mourns during memorial ceremonies on August 12 to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the "Kursk" nuclear submarine disaster, in the submarine's home base of Vidyayevo. Photo by Lev Fedoseyev for ITAR-TASS
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A woman mourns during memorial ceremonies on August 12 to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the "Kursk" nuclear submarine disaster, in the submarine's home base of Vidyayevo.

Photo by Lev Fedoseyev for ITAR-TASS

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