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Photos Of The Week -- February 19-25

A week dominated by protests around the world.

A protester walks over a rug depicting a defaced portrait of Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi in Benghazi. Photo by Suhaib Salem for Reuters
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A protester walks over a rug depicting a defaced portrait of Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi in Benghazi.

Photo by Suhaib Salem for Reuters

An antigovernment protester waves a banknote against a poster of Yemen's president during a protest outside Sanaa University. Photo by Ammar Awad for Reuters
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An antigovernment protester waves a banknote against a poster of Yemen's president during a protest outside Sanaa University.

Photo by Ammar Awad for Reuters

A woman walks past an election poster of Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbaev in Almaty. Presidential elections for the oil-rich Central Asian country are scheduled for April 3. Photo by Shamil Zhumatov for Reuters
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A woman walks past an election poster of Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbaev in Almaty. Presidential elections for the oil-rich Central Asian country are scheduled for April 3.

Photo by Shamil Zhumatov for Reuters

Antigovernment demonstrators in Bahrain throw into the air a prisoner pardoned by the king. Photo by James Lawler Duggan for Reuters
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Antigovernment demonstrators in Bahrain throw into the air a prisoner pardoned by the king.

Photo by James Lawler Duggan for Reuters

Riot policemen take up positions in central Baghdad on February 25. Thousands of Iraqis took to the streets to protest against corruption and a lack of basic services in an nationwide "Day of Rage." Photo by Saad Shalash for Reuters
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Riot policemen take up positions in central Baghdad on February 25. Thousands of Iraqis took to the streets to protest against corruption and a lack of basic services in an nationwide "Day of Rage."

Photo by Saad Shalash for Reuters

Makar Krosovski, 73, visits his abandoned and ruined house, which he left shortly after the Chornobyl blast, in the exclusion zone around the nuclear reactor. Photo by Vasily Fedosenko for Reuters
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Makar Krosovski, 73, visits his abandoned and ruined house, which he left shortly after the Chornobyl blast, in the exclusion zone around the nuclear reactor.

Photo by Vasily Fedosenko for Reuters

In the center of the western Ukrainian city of Lviv, people ignore a live TV broadcast to mark President Viktor Yanukovych's first year in office. Photo by Yuriy Dyachyshyn for AFP
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In the center of the western Ukrainian city of Lviv, people ignore a live TV broadcast to mark President Viktor Yanukovych's first year in office.

Photo by Yuriy Dyachyshyn for AFP

Russian Communist Party supporters shout as they hold a picture of Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi during a rally devoted to the Defenders of the Fatherland Day holiday in Moscow on February 23. Photo by Aleksei Sazonov for AFP
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Russian Communist Party supporters shout as they hold a picture of Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi during a rally devoted to the Defenders of the Fatherland Day holiday in Moscow on February 23.

Photo by Aleksei Sazonov for AFP

An immigrant to Russia ponders a Russian-language test set by the Russian migration service in the southern city of Stavropol. Photo by Eduard Korniyenko for Reuters
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An immigrant to Russia ponders a Russian-language test set by the Russian migration service in the southern city of Stavropol.

Photo by Eduard Korniyenko for Reuters

A U.S. Marine from the 1st Battalion Eighth Marines Alpha Company looks out as an evening storm gathers above an outpost near Kunjak in southern Afghanistan's Helmand Province.Photo by Finbarr O'Reilly for Reuters
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A U.S. Marine from the 1st Battalion Eighth Marines Alpha Company looks out as an evening storm gathers above an outpost near Kunjak in southern Afghanistan's Helmand Province.

Photo by Finbarr O'Reilly for Reuters

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