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Photos Of The Week -- June 18-24

Internally Displaced Afghan Kids, Russian Graduation Celebrations, A Pink Tank, Chinese Rains, and Kosovo Protests

Afghan children from Helmand Province, displaced due to conflict in the region, fight as they play outside their tents in Kabul on June 22.Photo by Ahmad Masood for Reuters
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Afghan children from Helmand Province, displaced due to conflict in the region, fight as they play outside their tents in Kabul on June 22.

Photo by Ahmad Masood for Reuters

Internally displaced Afghan children work in a brick factory in Herat, west of Kabul, on June 20Photo by Aref KARIMI for AFP
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Internally displaced Afghan children work in a brick factory in Herat, west of Kabul, on June 20

Photo by Aref KARIMI for AFP

Pakistani Kushti wrestlers fight as part of their daily training in Lahore, Pakistan, on June 22.Photo by Muhammed Muheisen for AP
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Pakistani Kushti wrestlers fight as part of their daily training in Lahore, Pakistan, on June 22.

Photo by Muhammed Muheisen for AP

Pakistani bystanders gather beside a bullet-riddled bus following an attack on pilgrims by a gunman on the outskirts of Quetta on June 22. Pakistani police say the gunman opened fire on a bus carrying Shi'ite Muslim pilgrims, killing three people and wounding nine others.Photo by Banaras Khan for AFP
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Pakistani bystanders gather beside a bullet-riddled bus following an attack on pilgrims by a gunman on the outskirts of Quetta on June 22. Pakistani police say the gunman opened fire on a bus carrying Shi'ite Muslim pilgrims, killing three people and wounding nine others.

Photo by Banaras Khan for AFP

Uzbek National Security Service officers prepare confiscated drugs so that they can be destroyed at a plant on the outskirts of the country's capital, Tashkent, on June 24.Photo by Anvar Ilyasov for AP
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Uzbek National Security Service officers prepare confiscated drugs so that they can be destroyed at a plant on the outskirts of the country's capital, Tashkent, on June 24.

Photo by Anvar Ilyasov for AP

Muslim women attend an event to celebrate the 1,122nd anniversary of the adoption of Islam in Volga Bulgaria in Russia's Republic of Tatarstan.Photo by Alexei Nasyrov for ITAR-TASS
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Muslim women attend an event to celebrate the 1,122nd anniversary of the adoption of Islam in Volga Bulgaria in Russia's Republic of Tatarstan.

Photo by Alexei Nasyrov for ITAR-TASS

Kosovo Albanian men are seen through Albanian flags as they shout slogans during a protest in Pristina on June 22. Thousands of Kosovars turned out to demonstrate against widespread government corruption in the first significant social movement since Kosovo declared independence.Photo by Armend Nimani for AFP PHOTO
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Kosovo Albanian men are seen through Albanian flags as they shout slogans during a protest in Pristina on June 22. Thousands of Kosovars turned out to demonstrate against widespread government corruption in the first significant social movement since Kosovo declared independence.

Photo by Armend Nimani for AFP PHOTO

A Kyrgyz woman at Manas International Airport performs a traditional ritual during a ceremony to mark the opening of a new U.S. Army aircraft ramp on June 23. Photo by for Vladimir Voronin for AP
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A Kyrgyz woman at Manas International Airport performs a traditional ritual during a ceremony to mark the opening of a new U.S. Army aircraft ramp on June 23.

Photo by for Vladimir Voronin for AP

A Soviet WW II tank painted pink is loaded on a boat to be transported to Prague's city center on June 20. The tank had stood in Prague for more than 40 years as a monument to the Red Army's liberation of the city in 1945. Visual artist David Cerny controversially painted it pink in April 1991. The tank was brought back to Prague from a military museum as part of commemorations to mark the 20th anniversary of the departure of Soviet troops .Photo by Petr Josek for Reuters
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A Soviet WW II tank painted pink is loaded on a boat to be transported to Prague's city center on June 20. The tank had stood in Prague for more than 40 years as a monument to the Red Army's liberation of the city in 1945. Visual artist David Cerny controversially painted it pink in April 1991. The tank was brought back to Prague from a military museum as part of commemorations to mark the 20th anniversary of the departure of Soviet troops .

Photo by Petr Josek for Reuters

A television monitor in the White House's press briefing room displays U.S. President Barack Obama on June 22 as he announces a withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan.Photo by Saul Loeb for AFP
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A television monitor in the White House's press briefing room displays U.S. President Barack Obama on June 22 as he announces a withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan.

Photo by Saul Loeb for AFP

Brazilian security forces clear a slum in Rio de Janeiro on June 19 as part of preparations for the country's hosting of the football World Cup in 2014.Photo by Vanderlei Almeida for AFP
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Brazilian security forces clear a slum in Rio de Janeiro on June 19 as part of preparations for the country's hosting of the football World Cup in 2014.

Photo by Vanderlei Almeida for AFP

Photos of seven members of Iran's Baha'i community, who were sentenced to 20 years' imprisonment for allegedly spying for Israel, are displayed on Rio de Janeiro's Copacabana beach on June 19. This event was organized by Brazilian Baha'i followers who asked Iranian authorities to release their co-religionists.Photo by Ana Carolina Fernandes for AFP
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Photos of seven members of Iran's Baha'i community, who were sentenced to 20 years' imprisonment for allegedly spying for Israel, are displayed on Rio de Janeiro's Copacabana beach on June 19. This event was organized by Brazilian Baha'i followers who asked Iranian authorities to release their co-religionists.

Photo by Ana Carolina Fernandes for AFP

Fireworks light up the night sky in St. Petersburg on June 19 as part of annual celebrations that are held all over Russia to mark the graduation of students from the country's elementary schools, high schools, and military academies.Photo by Kirill Kudryavtsev for AFP
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Fireworks light up the night sky in St. Petersburg on June 19 as part of annual celebrations that are held all over Russia to mark the graduation of students from the country's elementary schools, high schools, and military academies.

Photo by Kirill Kudryavtsev for AFP

Chinese students make their way across a flooded school compound on June 18 in China's Hubei Province. More than 1 million people were evacuated in China following downpours that raised water levels in rivers to critical highs while also triggering floods and landslides.Photo by CHINA OUT/AFP
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Chinese students make their way across a flooded school compound on June 18 in China's Hubei Province. More than 1 million people were evacuated in China following downpours that raised water levels in rivers to critical highs while also triggering floods and landslides.

Photo by CHINA OUT/AFP

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