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Photos Of The Week -- October 23-29

From digging coal by hand in Bosnia, to Iran's soccer-playing president.

Afghan widows wait to receive monthly rations from the World Food Program in Kabul on October 26.Photo by Omar Sobhani for Reuters
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Afghan widows wait to receive monthly rations from the World Food Program in Kabul on October 26.

Photo by Omar Sobhani for Reuters

Illegal miners dig coal in the village of Stranjani, near Zenica, on October 26. There are about 20 illegal mines in the area, where Bosnians dig for coal with their bare hands and use primitive tools such as bathtubs to transport the coal. Photo by Dado Ruvic for Reuters
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Illegal miners dig coal in the village of Stranjani, near Zenica, on October 26. There are about 20 illegal mines in the area, where Bosnians dig for coal with their bare hands and use primitive tools such as bathtubs to transport the coal.

Photo by Dado Ruvic for Reuters

A general view of the Bushehr nuclear power plant, some 1,200 kilometers south of Tehran, on October 26. Iran has  begun loading fuel  into the core of its first nuclear power plant, one of the last steps to realizing its stated goal of becoming a peaceful nuclear power, state-run Press TV reported. Photo by Mohammad Babaie for Reuters/IRNA
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A general view of the Bushehr nuclear power plant, some 1,200 kilometers south of Tehran, on October 26. Iran has  begun loading fuel  into the core of its first nuclear power plant, one of the last steps to realizing its stated goal of becoming a peaceful nuclear power, state-run Press TV reported.

Photo by Mohammad Babaie for Reuters/IRNA

Family members grieve near the body of a man who was killed in a bomb attack at the shrine of Sufi Saint Fareed Shakar Ganj in Pak Pattan on October 25. A bomb exploded at the gate of the Sufi shrine in Pakistan's eastern city of Pak Pattan on Monday, killing six people, a city government official said. Photo by Reuters
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Family members grieve near the body of a man who was killed in a bomb attack at the shrine of Sufi Saint Fareed Shakar Ganj in Pak Pattan on October 25. A bomb exploded at the gate of the Sufi shrine in Pakistan's eastern city of Pak Pattan on Monday, killing six people, a city government official said.

Photo by Reuters

Kuchi boys walk in front of the ruined Darlaman Palace, which was destroyed during the civil war, on the outskirts of Kabul on October 27. More than 300 Afghan Kuchi tribal nomads settled into the palace several months ago under the protection of Afghan paramilitary police who use the ruins as a makeshift patrol base, after being driven from a nearby area in Kabul during a bout of ethnic riots earlier this summer.Photo by Shah Marai for AFP
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Kuchi boys walk in front of the ruined Darlaman Palace, which was destroyed during the civil war, on the outskirts of Kabul on October 27. More than 300 Afghan Kuchi tribal nomads settled into the palace several months ago under the protection of Afghan paramilitary police who use the ruins as a makeshift patrol base, after being driven from a nearby area in Kabul during a bout of ethnic riots earlier this summer.

Photo by Shah Marai for AFP

Residents of Russia's North Caucasus region of Kabardino-Balkaria hold a hunger strike in Manege Square in Moscow on October 26.Photo by ITAR-TASS
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Residents of Russia's North Caucasus region of Kabardino-Balkaria hold a hunger strike in Manege Square in Moscow on October 26.

Photo by ITAR-TASS

Iran's President Mahmud Ahmadinejad (left) and his Bolivian counterpart Evo Morales play a game of soccer in Tehran on October 27.Photo by ISNA
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Iran's President Mahmud Ahmadinejad (left) and his Bolivian counterpart Evo Morales play a game of soccer in Tehran on October 27.

Photo by ISNA

Bibi Nooran, who has been displaced by floods, takes refuge at a roadside makeshift camp for flood victims in Sujawal, some 29 kilometers from Thatta in Pakistan's Sindh Province, on October 27. Photo by Akhtar Soomro for Reuters
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Bibi Nooran, who has been displaced by floods, takes refuge at a roadside makeshift camp for flood victims in Sujawal, some 29 kilometers from Thatta in Pakistan's Sindh Province, on October 27.

Photo by Akhtar Soomro for Reuters

A woman at "The Returning of Names" service  in memory of the victims of Soviet political repression  in Moscow's Lubyanka Square on October 29. Photo by Yuri Timofeyev for RFE/RL
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A woman at "The Returning of Names" service  in memory of the victims of Soviet political repression  in Moscow's Lubyanka Square on October 29.

Photo by Yuri Timofeyev for RFE/RL

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