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Photos Of The Week -- September 4-10


An Afghan woman sleeps by the roadside as her child nibbles a piece of bread outside a mosque during Ramadan in Kabul on September 8. Photo by Fayaz Kabli for Reuters
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An Afghan woman sleeps by the roadside as her child nibbles a piece of bread outside a mosque during Ramadan in Kabul on September 8.

Photo by Fayaz Kabli for Reuters

Muslims attend prayers outside a mosque on the first day of the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Fitr in the old part of Sarajevo on September 9. Eid al-fitr marks the end of Ramadan, the holiest month in the Islamic calendar, during which Muslims around the world abstain from eating, drinking, and sexual relations from sunrise to sunset. Photo by Danilo Krstanovic for Reuters
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Muslims attend prayers outside a mosque on the first day of the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Fitr in the old part of Sarajevo on September 9. Eid al-fitr marks the end of Ramadan, the holiest month in the Islamic calendar, during which Muslims around the world abstain from eating, drinking, and sexual relations from sunrise to sunset.

Photo by Danilo Krstanovic for Reuters

A worker in Kabul cleans a picture on the monument built in memory of assassinated Afghan rebel leader Ahmad Shah Masood to mark the ninth anniversary of his death on September 8. The former Northern Alliance general was assassinated by Al-Qaeda agents two days before the September 11, 2001, attacks, and is revered by many Afghans. Photo by Andrew Biraj for Reuters
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A worker in Kabul cleans a picture on the monument built in memory of assassinated Afghan rebel leader Ahmad Shah Masood to mark the ninth anniversary of his death on September 8. The former Northern Alliance general was assassinated by Al-Qaeda agents two days before the September 11, 2001, attacks, and is revered by many Afghans.

Photo by Andrew Biraj for Reuters

The "Tribute in Light" beams at New York City's Ground Zero are visible from Brooklyn during a test ahead of the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on September 8. The light was first seen in March 2002. Photo by Chip Somodevilla for Getty Images/AFP
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The "Tribute in Light" beams at New York City's Ground Zero are visible from Brooklyn during a test ahead of the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on September 8. The light was first seen in March 2002.

Photo by Chip Somodevilla for Getty Images/AFP

A damaged campaign poster for a female Afghan candidate is seen on a wall in Herat, in western Afghanistan. Taliban threats, shuttered polling centers, and warnings of widespread fraud are clouding hopes for Afghanistan's September 18 parliamentary election, a key test of an already fragile democracy. Photo by Raheb Homavandi for Reuters
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A damaged campaign poster for a female Afghan candidate is seen on a wall in Herat, in western Afghanistan. Taliban threats, shuttered polling centers, and warnings of widespread fraud are clouding hopes for Afghanistan's September 18 parliamentary election, a key test of an already fragile democracy.

Photo by Raheb Homavandi for Reuters

A baby cries as flood victims take shelter near their flooded village in Muzaffargarh District of Pakistan's Punjab Province on September 6. Some 20 million Pakistani people are affected by floods that have destroyed cropland and livestock, causing damage the government has estimated at $43 billion, or almost one-quarter of the South Asian nation's 2009 GDP. Photo by Damir Sagolj for Reuters
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A baby cries as flood victims take shelter near their flooded village in Muzaffargarh District of Pakistan's Punjab Province on September 6. Some 20 million Pakistani people are affected by floods that have destroyed cropland and livestock, causing damage the government has estimated at $43 billion, or almost one-quarter of the South Asian nation's 2009 GDP.

Photo by Damir Sagolj for Reuters

Faithful gather on a rooftop in Ukraine's city of Uman, to watch celebrations marking Rosh Hashana, the Jewish New Year, on September 9. Photo by Vladimir Astapkovich for ITAR-TASS
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Faithful gather on a rooftop in Ukraine's city of Uman, to watch celebrations marking Rosh Hashana, the Jewish New Year, on September 9.

Photo by Vladimir Astapkovich for ITAR-TASS

A man enjoys celebrations for Rosh Hashana, the Jewish New Year, in the Ukrainian city of Uman on September 9. Photo by Vladimir Astapkovich for ITAR-TASS
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A man enjoys celebrations for Rosh Hashana, the Jewish New Year, in the Ukrainian city of Uman on September 9.

Photo by Vladimir Astapkovich for ITAR-TASS

The shattered windscreen of a vehicle is seen as Iraqis gather along Al-Sheikh Omar Street in the center of Baghdad after two near-simultaneous roadside bombs detonated on September 8 ahead of the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Fitr. Two people were killed.Photo by Ali Al-Saadi for AFP
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The shattered windscreen of a vehicle is seen as Iraqis gather along Al-Sheikh Omar Street in the center of Baghdad after two near-simultaneous roadside bombs detonated on September 8 ahead of the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Fitr. Two people were killed.

Photo by Ali Al-Saadi for AFP

An Afghan villager raises his shirt to show that he is not wearing a suicide bomb vest to U.S. Marines from the 1st Light Armored Reconnaisance Battalion patrolling an area in Taghaz village in Helmand Province on September 9. Photo by Erik de Castro for Reuters
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An Afghan villager raises his shirt to show that he is not wearing a suicide bomb vest to U.S. Marines from the 1st Light Armored Reconnaisance Battalion patrolling an area in Taghaz village in Helmand Province on September 9.

Photo by Erik de Castro for Reuters

Pakistani Christians beat a burning effigy of Dove World Outreach Center Pastor Terry Jones during a protest in Lahore on September 9, held to denounce Jones' plans, since suspended, to burn copies of the Koran. Photo by Arif Ali for AFP
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Pakistani Christians beat a burning effigy of Dove World Outreach Center Pastor Terry Jones during a protest in Lahore on September 9, held to denounce Jones' plans, since suspended, to burn copies of the Koran.

Photo by Arif Ali for AFP

Afghan bakers make traditional sweets ahead of the Muslim festival of Eid al-Fitr in Kabul on September 9. Photo by Sayaed Jan Sabawoon for RFE/RL
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Afghan bakers make traditional sweets ahead of the Muslim festival of Eid al-Fitr in Kabul on September 9.

Photo by Sayaed Jan Sabawoon for RFE/RL

An old woman mourns at the site of a suicide car bomb blast in Vladikavkaz, the capital of the North Caucasus republic of North Ossetia, on September 9. At least 17 people were killed in the attack in the city's busy central market. Some 100 others were injured. Photo by Sergei Uzakov for ITAR-TASS
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An old woman mourns at the site of a suicide car bomb blast in Vladikavkaz, the capital of the North Caucasus republic of North Ossetia, on September 9. At least 17 people were killed in the attack in the city's busy central market. Some 100 others were injured.

Photo by Sergei Uzakov for ITAR-TASS

A U.S. soldier patrols in a pomegranate orchard in the Arghandab River valley in Afghanistan's Kandahar Province on September 7. Photo by Oleg Popov for Reuters
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A U.S. soldier patrols in a pomegranate orchard in the Arghandab River valley in Afghanistan's Kandahar Province on September 7.

Photo by Oleg Popov for Reuters

U.S. sailors from the visiting aircraft carrier "USS George Washington," in blue coveralls, join their Filipino counterparts in cleaning a heavily polluted waterway in a Muslim area of Manila on September 6. The carrier is in Manila for a four-day goodwill visit to carry out humanitarian projects. Photo by Jay Directo for AFP
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U.S. sailors from the visiting aircraft carrier "USS George Washington," in blue coveralls, join their Filipino counterparts in cleaning a heavily polluted waterway in a Muslim area of Manila on September 6. The carrier is in Manila for a four-day goodwill visit to carry out humanitarian projects.

Photo by Jay Directo for AFP

A woman carries a portrait of Belarusian journalist Aleh Byabenin during his funeral in Minsk on September 6. Belarus's opposition has rejected a police statement that the death of Byabenin, the director of one of the country's most prominent opposition media outlets, was suicide, saying he had no reason to kill himself. Photo by Vasily Fedosenko for Reuters
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A woman carries a portrait of Belarusian journalist Aleh Byabenin during his funeral in Minsk on September 6. Belarus's opposition has rejected a police statement that the death of Byabenin, the director of one of the country's most prominent opposition media outlets, was suicide, saying he had no reason to kill himself.

Photo by Vasily Fedosenko for Reuters

Bodybuilders Lauren Powers (left) and Maire Brandon pose before they compete during the annual Muscle Beach Championship bodybuilding and bikini competition at Venice Beach in Los Angeles on September 6. Photo by Mark Ralston for AFP
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Bodybuilders Lauren Powers (left) and Maire Brandon pose before they compete during the annual Muscle Beach Championship bodybuilding and bikini competition at Venice Beach in Los Angeles on September 6.

Photo by Mark Ralston for AFP

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