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Photos Of The Week -- August 14-20

Ramadan begins as Pakistan's floods continue.

Children jump to cool off in the River Treska, a hundred meters below the Matka Dam, west of Skopje on August 15. Temperatures in Macedonia reached 39 degrees Celsius. Photo by Robert Atanovski for AFP
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Children jump to cool off in the River Treska, a hundred meters below the Matka Dam, west of Skopje on August 15. Temperatures in Macedonia reached 39 degrees Celsius.

Photo by Robert Atanovski for AFP

Muslim men read the Koran during the holy month of Ramadan at the Imam Husayn Shrine in Karbala, south of Baghdad, on August 18. Muslims around the world abstain from eating, drinking, and sexual relations from sunrise to sunset during Ramadan, the holiest month in the Islamic calendar.Photo by Mushtaq Muhammad for Reuters
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Muslim men read the Koran during the holy month of Ramadan at the Imam Husayn Shrine in Karbala, south of Baghdad, on August 18. Muslims around the world abstain from eating, drinking, and sexual relations from sunrise to sunset during Ramadan, the holiest month in the Islamic calendar.

Photo by Mushtaq Muhammad for Reuters

An Iraqi girl is helped by a relative as they walk on spilled oil on August 18 at the spot where a fuel truck exploded in the Iraqi capital's Ur district the previous night, killing two people and injuring more than 20 people.Photo by Ahmad al-Rubaye for AFP
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An Iraqi girl is helped by a relative as they walk on spilled oil on August 18 at the spot where a fuel truck exploded in the Iraqi capital's Ur district the previous night, killing two people and injuring more than 20 people.

Photo by Ahmad al-Rubaye for AFP

A U.S. Army medic walks past a smoke grenade after landing in a medevac helicopter to pick up a wounded Marine near the town of Marjah in Helmand Province on August 19. Photo by Bob Strong for Reuters
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A U.S. Army medic walks past a smoke grenade after landing in a medevac helicopter to pick up a wounded Marine near the town of Marjah in Helmand Province on August 19.

Photo by Bob Strong for Reuters

Flood victims cool off at a community tap near their temporary shelters in Larkana, Sindh Province, Pakistan on August 19. The United Nations warned on 16 August that up to 3.5 million children were at risk from water-borne diseases in flood-hit Pakistan and said it was bracing to deal with thousands of potential cholera cases. Photo by Fawad Hussein for epa
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Flood victims cool off at a community tap near their temporary shelters in Larkana, Sindh Province, Pakistan on August 19. The United Nations warned on 16 August that up to 3.5 million children were at risk from water-borne diseases in flood-hit Pakistan and said it was bracing to deal with thousands of potential cholera cases.

Photo by Fawad Hussein for epa

A flood victim carries a bottle of water, filled from a hand pump, on her head while taking refuge in makeshift relief camp with her family in Sukkur, in Pakistan's Sindh Province, on August 20. Pakistan said it will clamp down on charities linked to Islamist militants trying to exploit anger among flood victims, amid fears their involvement in the relief effort would undermine the fight against groups like the Taliban. Photo by Akhtar Soomro for Reuters
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A flood victim carries a bottle of water, filled from a hand pump, on her head while taking refuge in makeshift relief camp with her family in Sukkur, in Pakistan's Sindh Province, on August 20. Pakistan said it will clamp down on charities linked to Islamist militants trying to exploit anger among flood victims, amid fears their involvement in the relief effort would undermine the fight against groups like the Taliban.

Photo by Akhtar Soomro for Reuters

A policeman detains an opposition activist during a rally in Tbilisi on August 19. Dozens of street vendors and opposition supporters gathered in Georgia's capital to protest against the government's decision to ban street markets. Photo by David Mdzinarishvili for Reuters
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A policeman detains an opposition activist during a rally in Tbilisi on August 19. Dozens of street vendors and opposition supporters gathered in Georgia's capital to protest against the government's decision to ban street markets.

Photo by David Mdzinarishvili for Reuters

 KFOR soldiers in riot gear take position as they show their skills in facing riots during the KFOR Balkan Hawk exercise at the military camp of Vrelo in Slatina, Kosovo, on August 20.Photo by Kushtrim Ternava for epa
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KFOR soldiers in riot gear take position as they show their skills in facing riots during the KFOR Balkan Hawk exercise at the military camp of Vrelo in Slatina, Kosovo, on August 20.

Photo by Kushtrim Ternava for epa

A woman with a portrait of city Mayor Melis Myrzakmatov takes part in a rally in central Osh on August 20. The powerful mayor of Kyrgyzstan's second city addressed 1,500 supporters to deny rumors he had been fired from his post in Osh, epicenter of savage ethnic clashes that killed hundreds of people in June. Photo by Vladimir Pirogov for Reuters
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A woman with a portrait of city Mayor Melis Myrzakmatov takes part in a rally in central Osh on August 20. The powerful mayor of Kyrgyzstan's second city addressed 1,500 supporters to deny rumors he had been fired from his post in Osh, epicenter of savage ethnic clashes that killed hundreds of people in June.

Photo by Vladimir Pirogov for Reuters

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