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Photos Of The Week -- July 16-22

Drought In Africa, Space Shuttle Landing, Norway Attacks

Men gather around a burning NATO oil tanker near a market in the Pakistani city of Peshawar on July 16. According to security officials, three people were killed and 16 others wounded when militants blew up a NATO oil tanker and opened fire on another in Pakistan's troubled northwest.Photo by A. Majeed for AFP
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Men gather around a burning NATO oil tanker near a market in the Pakistani city of Peshawar on July 16. According to security officials, three people were killed and 16 others wounded when militants blew up a NATO oil tanker and opened fire on another in Pakistan's troubled northwest.

Photo by A. Majeed for AFP

A Libyan rebel wounded during fighting for control of the town of Brega flashes a victory sign as he is rushed into the emergency room at the general hospital in Ajdabiya on July 17.Photo by Gianluigi Guercia for AFP
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A Libyan rebel wounded during fighting for control of the town of Brega flashes a victory sign as he is rushed into the emergency room at the general hospital in Ajdabiya on July 17.

Photo by Gianluigi Guercia for AFP

Japanese defender Saki Kumagai (left) and U.S. striker Abby Wambach compete for the ball in the final of the women's soccer World Cup in Germany on July 17. Japan won the tournament for the first time, in a penalty shoot-out after the match finished in a 2-2 draw following extra time.Photo by Daniel Roland for AFP
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Japanese defender Saki Kumagai (left) and U.S. striker Abby Wambach compete for the ball in the final of the women's soccer World Cup in Germany on July 17. Japan won the tournament for the first time, in a penalty shoot-out after the match finished in a 2-2 draw following extra time.

Photo by Daniel Roland for AFP

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (right) with Greek Foreign Minister Stavros Lambrinidis at the Acropolis Museum in front of the ancient Parthenon temple in Athens on July 17. They had met to sign a Cultural Memorandum of Understanding on import restrictions for archaeological finds between the U.S. and Greece. Greece and the United States signed this memorandum to combat the illegal trade in Greek antiquities, which have frequently turned up at foreign museums, including U.S. institutions. Photo by Aris Messinis For AFP
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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton (right) with Greek Foreign Minister Stavros Lambrinidis at the Acropolis Museum in front of the ancient Parthenon temple in Athens on July 17. They had met to sign a Cultural Memorandum of Understanding on import restrictions for archaeological finds between the U.S. and Greece. Greece and the United States signed this memorandum to combat the illegal trade in Greek antiquities, which have frequently turned up at foreign museums, including U.S. institutions.

Photo by Aris Messinis For AFP

An Afghan national army soldier fires a rocket propelled grenade during a fire fight between Taliban militants and Afghan and U.S. soldiers in Kunar Province, Afghanistan on July 18.Photo by Baz Ratner for Reuters
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An Afghan national army soldier fires a rocket propelled grenade during a fire fight between Taliban militants and Afghan and U.S. soldiers in Kunar Province, Afghanistan on July 18.

Photo by Baz Ratner for Reuters

An Afghan police officer stands guard during the funeral procession of presidential adviser Mohammed Ashim Watanwal, who was killed by armed gunmen during an attack in Kabul on July 17.Photo on July 18 by Dar Yasin for AP
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An Afghan police officer stands guard during the funeral procession of presidential adviser Mohammed Ashim Watanwal, who was killed by armed gunmen during an attack in Kabul on July 17.

Photo on July 18 by Dar Yasin for AP

Thorab Ahmed tends to his horse after a day's work outside his house in Kabul, Afghanistan on July 19.Photo by Dar Yasin for AP
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Thorab Ahmed tends to his horse after a day's work outside his house in Kabul, Afghanistan on July 19.

Photo by Dar Yasin for AP

Bintou Ibrahim Omar, 50, pulls a container of water for her family in Elhado, Kenya. Parts of east Africa, including Kenya, Ethiopia and Somalia, have been suffering from years of severe drought. This week, the UN declared that two regions of southern Somalia are suffering the worst famine for 20 years and that 3.7 million people face starvation. Bintou travels two to three times a day, 2 km each way, to fetch water.Photo by Jakob Dall for Reuters
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Bintou Ibrahim Omar, 50, pulls a container of water for her family in Elhado, Kenya. Parts of east Africa, including Kenya, Ethiopia and Somalia, have been suffering from years of severe drought. This week, the UN declared that two regions of southern Somalia are suffering the worst famine for 20 years and that 3.7 million people face starvation. Bintou travels two to three times a day, 2 km each way, to fetch water.

Photo by Jakob Dall for Reuters

Afghan soldiers line up during a ceremony to take over control of security from NATO forces in the town of Lashkar Gah in Helmand Province, southern Afghanistan on July 20.Photo for Reuters by Shamil Zhumatov
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Afghan soldiers line up during a ceremony to take over control of security from NATO forces in the town of Lashkar Gah in Helmand Province, southern Afghanistan on July 20.

Photo for Reuters by Shamil Zhumatov

Horsemen take part in a Kok-boru, or goat dragging, competition as they attend a festival of Kyrgyz folklore and popular traditions near the Son-Kul lake, some 400 km northeast of the capital Bishkek. Considered Kyrgyzstan's national sport, Kok-boru is a traditional Central Asian game where players grab a goat carcass from the ground while riding their horses and try to score by placing it in their opponent's goal.Photo by Vladimir Pirogov for Reuters
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Horsemen take part in a Kok-boru, or goat dragging, competition as they attend a festival of Kyrgyz folklore and popular traditions near the Son-Kul lake, some 400 km northeast of the capital Bishkek. Considered Kyrgyzstan's national sport, Kok-boru is a traditional Central Asian game where players grab a goat carcass from the ground while riding their horses and try to score by placing it in their opponent's goal.

Photo by Vladimir Pirogov for Reuters

Members of a social network group, who claim to be fans of Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, stage a free outdoor car wash in Moscow in support of Russian carmakers on July 21.Photo by Alexandra Mudrats for ITAR-TASS
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Members of a social network group, who claim to be fans of Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin, stage a free outdoor car wash in Moscow in support of Russian carmakers on July 21.

Photo by Alexandra Mudrats for ITAR-TASS

The "Atlantis" shuttle completes the last-ever space shuttle mission when it lands in the pre-dawn hours at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida on July 21.Photo by Stan Honda for AFP
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The "Atlantis" shuttle completes the last-ever space shuttle mission when it lands in the pre-dawn hours at the Kennedy Space Center in Florida on July 21.

Photo by Stan Honda for AFP

An Egyptian holds a noose as he shouts revenge slogans during a protest in Tahrir Square -- the focal point of the Egyptian uprising -- in Cairo on July 22. The protesters were vowing that they would not leave the square until Egypt's temporary military rulers purge the remnants of Hosni Mubarak's deposed regime.Photo by Amr Nabi fpr AP
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An Egyptian holds a noose as he shouts revenge slogans during a protest in Tahrir Square -- the focal point of the Egyptian uprising -- in Cairo on July 22. The protesters were vowing that they would not leave the square until Egypt's temporary military rulers purge the remnants of Hosni Mubarak's deposed regime.

Photo by Amr Nabi fpr AP

Men and women with torches participate in the wedding procession the night before a typical marriage in the western Macedonian village of Galicnik, some 150 km southwest of the capital, Skopje, on July 16. Every year, around the time of the Christian Orthodox St. Peter's Day holiday, Macedonians originating from Galicnik gather in this almost deserted mountainous village and a couple gets married according to the old traditions of this region.Photo by Robert Atanasovski for AFP
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Men and women with torches participate in the wedding procession the night before a typical marriage in the western Macedonian village of Galicnik, some 150 km southwest of the capital, Skopje, on July 16. Every year, around the time of the Christian Orthodox St. Peter's Day holiday, Macedonians originating from Galicnik gather in this almost deserted mountainous village and a couple gets married according to the old traditions of this region.

Photo by Robert Atanasovski for AFP

A man helps a wounded woman evacuating a building after a bomb attack near government offices in Norway's capital, Oslo, on July 22. Seven people died in the explosion and scores more were killed in a related shooting incident on the island of Otueya.Photo by Morten Holm for AFP
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A man helps a wounded woman evacuating a building after a bomb attack near government offices in Norway's capital, Oslo, on July 22. Seven people died in the explosion and scores more were killed in a related shooting incident on the island of Otueya.

Photo by Morten Holm for AFP

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