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Photos Of The Week -- May 21-27

Law and Justice: on trial in Russia and Ukraine, hangings in Iran, and Ratko Mladic is arrested after a 16-year hunt.

Georgian riot police detain antigovernment protesters  during clashes in Tbilisi  on May 26. Photo by Reuters
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Georgian riot police detain antigovernment protesters  during clashes in Tbilisi  on May 26.

Photo by Reuters

Rescue workers and journalists take cover outside Mehran naval aviation base as a firefight continues between Pakistani security forces and militants who  attacked the base in Karachi  on May 23. The Pakistani Taliban claimed responsibility for the brazen attack on the base by 15-20 gunmen, saying it was to avenge the killing of Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden on May 2. Photo by Athar Hussain for Reuters
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Rescue workers and journalists take cover outside Mehran naval aviation base as a firefight continues between Pakistani security forces and militants who  attacked the base in Karachi  on May 23. The Pakistani Taliban claimed responsibility for the brazen attack on the base by 15-20 gunmen, saying it was to avenge the killing of Al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden on May 2.

Photo by Athar Hussain for Reuters

Yandex founder and CEO Arkady Volozh (center) celebrates as Yandex is  listed on the Nasdaq exchange  during their IPO at the Nasdaq market site in New York on May 24. Photo by Mike Segar for Reuters
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Yandex founder and CEO Arkady Volozh (center) celebrates as Yandex is  listed on the Nasdaq exchange  during their IPO at the Nasdaq market site in New York on May 24.

Photo by Mike Segar for Reuters

U.S. President Barack Obama drinks a Guinness beer as he meets with local residents at Ollie Hayes pub in Moneygall, Ireland, the ancestral homeland of his great-great-great grandfather, on May 23. Photo by Charles Dharapak for AP
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U.S. President Barack Obama drinks a Guinness beer as he meets with local residents at Ollie Hayes pub in Moneygall, Ireland, the ancestral homeland of his great-great-great grandfather, on May 23.

Photo by Charles Dharapak for AP

Former Ukrainian Interior Minister Yuriy Lutsenko seen in a defendant's cage as former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko stands at right in a courtroom in Kyiv on May 23. Tymoshenko's top ally was detained in late December on charges of abuse of office. Photo by Sergei Chuzavkov for AP
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Former Ukrainian Interior Minister Yuriy Lutsenko seen in a defendant's cage as former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko stands at right in a courtroom in Kyiv on May 23. Tymoshenko's top ally was detained in late December on charges of abuse of office.

Photo by Sergei Chuzavkov for AP

Former Yukos CEO Mikhail Khodorkovsky (left) and his co-defendant Platon Lebedev stand behind a glass wall at a court in Moscow, on May 24. An appeals court  upheld the second conviction  of Khodorkovsky, but it also reduced his prison sentence by one year. Photo by Iliya Pitalev for RIA Novosti
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Former Yukos CEO Mikhail Khodorkovsky (left) and his co-defendant Platon Lebedev stand behind a glass wall at a court in Moscow, on May 24. An appeals court  upheld the second conviction  of Khodorkovsky, but it also reduced his prison sentence by one year.

Photo by Iliya Pitalev for RIA Novosti

Ratko Mladic enters a court in Belgrade on May 26. Mladic, the ruthless Bosnian Serb military leader  charged with orchestrating Europe's worst massacre  of civilians since World War II, was arrested before dawn at a relative's home in a tiny Serbian village after a 16-year hunt. Photo by AP
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Ratko Mladic enters a court in Belgrade on May 26. Mladic, the ruthless Bosnian Serb military leader  charged with orchestrating Europe's worst massacre  of civilians since World War II, was arrested before dawn at a relative's home in a tiny Serbian village after a 16-year hunt.

Photo by AP

Pakistani Nazeeran Zafar, 38, adjusts her head scarf while working in a brick factory with her son Mohammad on the outskirts of Islamabad. Photo by Muhammed Muheisen for AP
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Pakistani Nazeeran Zafar, 38, adjusts her head scarf while working in a brick factory with her son Mohammad on the outskirts of Islamabad.

Photo by Muhammed Muheisen for AP

Silhouette of a convicted man, Mahdi Faraji, is seen while he is being hanged in the city of Qazvin, 130 kilometers west of the Iranian capital, Tehran, on May 26. Iran's official news agency reported that five prisoners were hanged in public, including a convicted serial killer. The others had been found guilty of rape and armed robbery. This brought the number of executions to 130 since the beginning of the year. Photo by Hamideh Shafieeha for AP/Mehr
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Silhouette of a convicted man, Mahdi Faraji, is seen while he is being hanged in the city of Qazvin, 130 kilometers west of the Iranian capital, Tehran, on May 26. Iran's official news agency reported that five prisoners were hanged in public, including a convicted serial killer. The others had been found guilty of rape and armed robbery. This brought the number of executions to 130 since the beginning of the year.

Photo by Hamideh Shafieeha for AP/Mehr

A boy looks at power lines outside a window of a building built in the British Raj era during a power outage in Karachi on May 27. Photo by Akhtar Soomro for Reuters
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A boy looks at power lines outside a window of a building built in the British Raj era during a power outage in Karachi on May 27.

Photo by Akhtar Soomro for Reuters

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