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Photos Of The Week -- February 12-18

Protests erupt against governments across the Middle East, from Iran to Libya.

Iranian protesters throw stones at riot police during an antigovernment demonstration under the pretext of rallies supporting Arab uprisings in Tehran on February 14. Photo by AFP
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Iranian protesters throw stones at riot police during an antigovernment demonstration under the pretext of rallies supporting Arab uprisings in Tehran on February 14.

Photo by AFP

Bahraini protesters run for cover after police fired tear gas canisters to disperse them in the village of Diraz, northwest of Bahrain, on February 14, during a demonstration called for on Facebook and inspired by similar initiatives that led to the ouster of the regimes in Tunisia and Egypt. Photo by AFP
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Bahraini protesters run for cover after police fired tear gas canisters to disperse them in the village of Diraz, northwest of Bahrain, on February 14, during a demonstration called for on Facebook and inspired by similar initiatives that led to the ouster of the regimes in Tunisia and Egypt.

Photo by AFP

An activist of Ukrainian women's movement FEMEN shouts from a police car after she was arrested during the protest action "Italia is not a bordello" in front of the Italian Embassy in Kyiv on February 14. The young Ukrainians support thousands of Italian women in their protests at "degrading" media coverage of the recent sex scandals surrounding Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi. Photo by Sergei Supinsky for AFP
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An activist of Ukrainian women's movement FEMEN shouts from a police car after she was arrested during the protest action "Italia is not a bordello" in front of the Italian Embassy in Kyiv on February 14. The young Ukrainians support thousands of Italian women in their protests at "degrading" media coverage of the recent sex scandals surrounding Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi.

Photo by Sergei Supinsky for AFP

People take part in the funeral of Sanee Zhaleh, a student who was shot dead during an opposition rally two days before in Tehran on February 16. Iranian government supporters have clashed with pro-opposition people during the funeral.Photo by Reuters
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People take part in the funeral of Sanee Zhaleh, a student who was shot dead during an opposition rally two days before in Tehran on February 16. Iranian government supporters have clashed with pro-opposition people during the funeral.

Photo by Reuters

Pipes of a thermal power plant are seen during sunset, with cars stuck in a traffic jam in the foreground, in St. Petersburg on February 15.Photo by Aleksandr Demianchuk for Reuters
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Pipes of a thermal power plant are seen during sunset, with cars stuck in a traffic jam in the foreground, in St. Petersburg on February 15.

Photo by Aleksandr Demianchuk for Reuters

A burqa-clad Afghan woman holds her child as she stops a taxi on the outskirts of Kabul on February 14. Photo by Marai Shah for AFP
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A burqa-clad Afghan woman holds her child as she stops a taxi on the outskirts of Kabul on February 14.

Photo by Marai Shah for AFP

An owner waits with his dog, painted with spots, before a traditional dog fighting competition in Kabul on February 18. Photo by Omar Sobhani for Reuters
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An owner waits with his dog, painted with spots, before a traditional dog fighting competition in Kabul on February 18.

Photo by Omar Sobhani for Reuters

A Kosovar Albanian girl dressed in traditional costume walks on the streets of Mitrovica on February 17 during celebrations marking the third anniversary of Kosovo's unilateral declaration of independence from Serbia. Photo by Armend Nimani for AFP
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A Kosovar Albanian girl dressed in traditional costume walks on the streets of Mitrovica on February 17 during celebrations marking the third anniversary of Kosovo's unilateral declaration of independence from Serbia.

Photo by Armend Nimani for AFP

Afghan National Police officers stand in line as they attend a shooting course at Camp Leatherneck on the outskirts of Lashkar Gah in Helmand Province on February 17. Photo by Adek Berry for AFP
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Afghan National Police officers stand in line as they attend a shooting course at Camp Leatherneck on the outskirts of Lashkar Gah in Helmand Province on February 17.

Photo by Adek Berry for AFP

A Yemeni antigovernment protester jumps to throw stones toward a police station during clashes with regime loyalists in central Sanaa on February 17. At least 12 people were injured and police fired warning shots during the fierce clashes.Photo by Ahmad Gharabli for AFP
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A Yemeni antigovernment protester jumps to throw stones toward a police station during clashes with regime loyalists in central Sanaa on February 17. At least 12 people were injured and police fired warning shots during the fierce clashes.

Photo by Ahmad Gharabli for AFP

An Egyptian woman shields herself from the sun with a newspaper bearing a portrait of Egypt's deposed president, Hosni Mubarak, during celebrations on February 18 in Cairo's landmark Tahrir Square, marking one week after Mubarak, who ruled Egypt for nearly 30 years, was forced out of office by an unprecedented wave of protests in the Arab world's most populous country.Photo by Marco Longari for AFP
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An Egyptian woman shields herself from the sun with a newspaper bearing a portrait of Egypt's deposed president, Hosni Mubarak, during celebrations on February 18 in Cairo's landmark Tahrir Square, marking one week after Mubarak, who ruled Egypt for nearly 30 years, was forced out of office by an unprecedented wave of protests in the Arab world's most populous country.

Photo by Marco Longari for AFP

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