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Photos Of The Week -- May 14-20
May 20, 2011 14:29 GMT
Scuffles in the Ukrainian parliament, empty shelves in Minsk, and a new palace for the president in Turkmenistan.
Ukrainian parliament Deputy Speaker Adam Martynyuk (right) scuffles with deputy Oleg Lyashko.
Photo by Tatyana Bondarenko for Reuters
A Pakistani child, his face covered with flies, sits inside a wooden cart in an alley of a slum on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan.
Photo by Muhammed Muheisen for The AP
A veiled Palestinian woman walks near a television during a major Mideast foreign policy speech by U.S. President Barack Obama, in the West Bank city of Nablus.
Nasser Ishtayeh for The AP
A man with the Brazilian flag painted on his face poses during a march against homophobia in Brasilia.
Photo by Ricardo Moraes for Reuters
A visitor looks at empty shelves in a shop in Minsk, the Belarusian capital. Belarus has pinned its hopes on Russian financial aid to stem a currency crisis. The shelves were cleaned out by people who wanted to buy products before they became unaffordable in light of the crisis.
Photo by Vasily Fedosenko for Reuters
Turkmen President Gurbanguly Berdymukhammedov gives presents to children during the opening ceremony of a new presidential palace in Ashgabat. The new $250 million palace built by French construction company Bouygues replaces the more squat, golden-domed palace a few blocks away.
Photo by The AP
Iraqi security forces inspect the scene of a bombing in Kirkuk, north of Baghdad. Twin bombs that appeared timed to lure policemen out of their fortified headquarters killed and wounded dozens of officers.
Photo by Emad Matti for The AP
Police officers carry an arrested activist of the FEMEN feminist movement after a rally in front of the parliament in Kyiv. More than 1,000 people protested in front of the Ukrainian parliament against President Viktor Yanukovych's unpopular economic policies.
Photo by Genya Savilov for AFP
A Syrian woman living in Jordan, with her lips painted in the colors of the Syrian national flag, attends a demonstration against Syria's President Bashar al-Assad in front of the Syrian Embassy in Amman.
Muhammad Hamed for Reuters
Servicemen of an infantry subdivision watch Russian President Dmitry Medvedev speaking during a press conference at the Skolokovo innovation center outside Moscow.
Photo by Vladimir Konstantinov for Reuters
Albanian opposition lawmaker Taulant Balla jumps over a police line as he tries to enter the Central Election Commission in Tirana to protest the delay in the release of results from the May 8 local elections. Albania's opposition leader Edi Rama claims he won his fourth term as the capital's mayor.
Photo by Gent Shkullaku for AFP
Afghans carry the bodies of people killed after a raid by NATO and Afghan forces, during a protest in Taloqan. Ten people were killed and 50 wounded in violent protests against the killing of two men and two women in a nighttime raid in northern Afghanistan.
Photo by Reuters
International Monetary Fund chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn appears in Manhattan Criminal Court during his arraignment after being accused of trying to rape a hotel maid in a case that sent shockwaves through French politics.
Photo by Shannon Stapleton for Reuters
Photos Of The Week -- May 14-20
As Its Staff Faces Intimidation, A Rural TB Clinic's Demise Exposes Russia's Provincial Decline
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