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Photos Of The Week -- August 21-27
August 27, 2010 09:25 GMT
From Pakistan's ongoing flood crisis to Ukrainian independence celebrations.
A woman displaced from floods feeds her children at a temporary shelter in Sukkur, Sindh Province, Pakistan on August 20. The United Nations warned on August 16, that up to 3.5 million children were at risk from water-borne diseases in flood-hit Pakistan and that it was bracing to deal with thousands of potential cholera cases.
Photo by Rehan Khan for epa
Locals guide their donkey pulling a cart through floodwaters in Pakistan's Muzaffargarh district of Punjab Province on August 22. Floods are
threatening to wreak havoc in more areas of south Pakistan
in a catastrophe that has made the government more unpopular and may help Islamist militants gain supporters.
Photo by Reinhard Krause for Reuters
A girl walks under a giant Ukrainian national flag, held by people
celebrating the Day of the State Flag
in Kyiv on August 23.
Photo by Konstantin Chernichkin for Reuters
An Afghan pomegranate vendor waits for customers in Kabul on August 24. A report by the office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights claims that over a third of Afghans live in "absolute poverty" and about the same number are only slightly above the poverty line. It blamed corruption in Afghanistan, and the international community for ignoring the basic needs of people.
Photo by Shah Marai for AFP
Afghan women and a child wait for transport in Kabul on August 24.
Photo by Omar Sobhani for Reuters
Two displaced Georgian women from Abkhazia are seen with their lips sewn together during a hunger strike in Tbilisi on August 25. Dozens of displaced
protested against a government decision
to evict them from the houses they live in now.
Photo by David Mdzinarishvili for Reuters
Two women mourn over the shrouded body of a victim of bomb attacks before his burial at a cemetery in Najaf, south of Baghdad, on August 26. Suicide bombers and other attackers killed at least 62 people in coordinated attacks on Iraqi security forces throughout the country on August 25, less than a week before U.S. troops formally end combat operations.
Photo by Ali Abu Shish for Reuters
The bodies of two Spanish policemen and an interpreter killed in Afghanistan arrived in Spain on August 26, where they were honored in a ceremony attended by government officials. An Afghan employed as the driver of one of the two Civil Guard officers
killed them and their Iranian-born Spanish interpreter
during a training session in the northwestern province of Badghis on August 24 before security forces shot him dead.
Photo by Cesar Manso for AFP
An Indian child dressed as Mother Teresa kisses her portrait during a tribute ceremony during her centenary birth celebrations in Bhopal, India, on August 26. Mother Teresa founded the order in 1950 and devoted herself to the cause of the poor, infirm, and the dying worldwide from her base in Calcutta. Mother Teresa died in 1997.
Photo by Sanjeev Gupta for epa
A flood victim stands in queue with others to get food handouts while taking refuge with her family in a relief camp for flood victims in Sukkur, in Pakistan's Sindh Province, on August 27.
Photo by Athar Hussain for Reuters
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