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Photos Of The Week -- August 6-12

Britain recovers from the worst rioting in decades, and Ukraine's Yulia Tymoshenko goes on trial.

Riot policeman charge past burning buildings in Croydon, south London, on August 8. Rioting and looting spread across London on Monday as hooded youths set buildings and cars ablaze, smashed shop windows and hurled bottles and stones at police in a third night of violence in Britain's worst unrest in decades. Photo by Dylan Martinez for Reuters
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Riot policeman charge past burning buildings in Croydon, south London, on August 8. Rioting and looting spread across London on Monday as hooded youths set buildings and cars ablaze, smashed shop windows and hurled bottles and stones at police in a third night of violence in Britain's worst unrest in decades.

Photo by Dylan Martinez for Reuters

A masked youth pulls a burning garbage bin set on fire by rioters in Hackney, east London, on August 8. Photo by Lefteris Pitarakis for AP
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A masked youth pulls a burning garbage bin set on fire by rioters in Hackney, east London, on August 8.

Photo by Lefteris Pitarakis for AP

A sign is seen outside a looted shop after a night of rioting in and around Manchester, England, on August 10. Hundreds of youths rampaged through the city center, hurling bottles and stones at police and vandalizing stores. Photo by Jon Super for AP
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A sign is seen outside a looted shop after a night of rioting in and around Manchester, England, on August 10. Hundreds of youths rampaged through the city center, hurling bottles and stones at police and vandalizing stores.

Photo by Jon Super for AP

A police officer helps council workers to move the burned-out shell of a camper, which was torched during overnight rioting and looting in the neighbourhood of Toxteth in Liverpool, northern England, on August 10. Photo by Phil Noble for Reuters
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A police officer helps council workers to move the burned-out shell of a camper, which was torched during overnight rioting and looting in the neighbourhood of Toxteth in Liverpool, northern England, on August 10.

Photo by Phil Noble for Reuters

Police officers patrol outside a boarded-up shop in Streatham, south London, on August 10. Photo by Stefan Wermuth for Reuters
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Police officers patrol outside a boarded-up shop in Streatham, south London, on August 10.

Photo by Stefan Wermuth for Reuters

People form a human chain to mark the third anniversary of Georgia's conflict with Russia over the breakaway region of South Ossetia in the town of Mtskheta outside Tbilisi on August 8. Photo by David Mdzinarishvili for Reuters
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People form a human chain to mark the third anniversary of Georgia's conflict with Russia over the breakaway region of South Ossetia in the town of Mtskheta outside Tbilisi on August 8.

Photo by David Mdzinarishvili for Reuters

U.S. Army soldiers shield themselves from rotor wash as they use green smoke to mark a landing zone for a Black Hawk helicopter after an operation to disrupt weapons smuggling in Istaqlal, north of Baghdad, Iraq, on August 8. Photo by Maya Alleruzzo for AP
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U.S. Army soldiers shield themselves from rotor wash as they use green smoke to mark a landing zone for a Black Hawk helicopter after an operation to disrupt weapons smuggling in Istaqlal, north of Baghdad, Iraq, on August 8.

Photo by Maya Alleruzzo for AP

Members of Internet communities supporting Russia's President Dmitry Medvedev and Prime Minister Vladimir Putin take part in a bicycle race in central Moscow on August 8. About 10 activists gathered near the Kremlin to ride tandem bicycles during an event to symbolize the unity and mutual understanding between two leaders, according to local media. Photo by Denis Sinyakov for Reuters
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Members of Internet communities supporting Russia's President Dmitry Medvedev and Prime Minister Vladimir Putin take part in a bicycle race in central Moscow on August 8. About 10 activists gathered near the Kremlin to ride tandem bicycles during an event to symbolize the unity and mutual understanding between two leaders, according to local media.

Photo by Denis Sinyakov for Reuters

Supporters of former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko protest outside the Pecherskyy District Court in Kyiv on August 8. A judge rejected a request by Tymoshenko's lawyers on to free her from police detention during her trial on a charge of abuse of office. The cover of a local magazine on the right reads "Waiting." Photo by Gleb Garanich for Reuters
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Supporters of former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko protest outside the Pecherskyy District Court in Kyiv on August 8. A judge rejected a request by Tymoshenko's lawyers on to free her from police detention during her trial on a charge of abuse of office. The cover of a local magazine on the right reads "Waiting."

Photo by Gleb Garanich for Reuters

A Tymoshenko supporter shouts slogans outside the court in Kyiv on August 10. Photo by Gleb Garanich for Reuters
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A Tymoshenko supporter shouts slogans outside the court in Kyiv on August 10.

Photo by Gleb Garanich for Reuters

Two men put boxes into the grave during a reburial ceremony of a thousand remains of German soldiers killed during World War II at a cemetery near the town of Bobruisk, some 150 kilometers south of Minsk on August 11. Photo by Viktor Drachev for AFP
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Two men put boxes into the grave during a reburial ceremony of a thousand remains of German soldiers killed during World War II at a cemetery near the town of Bobruisk, some 150 kilometers south of Minsk on August 11.

Photo by Viktor Drachev for AFP

Riyaz Ahmed (left), an internally displaced Afghan boy, runs away with a kitten he caught near his impoverished house at a refugee camp in Kabul, Afghanistan, on August 9. According to UN, some 2.7 million registered Afghans refugees remain in Pakistan and Iran.Photo by Dar Yasin for AP
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Riyaz Ahmed (left), an internally displaced Afghan boy, runs away with a kitten he caught near his impoverished house at a refugee camp in Kabul, Afghanistan, on August 9. According to UN, some 2.7 million registered Afghans refugees remain in Pakistan and Iran.

Photo by Dar Yasin for AP

Afghan orphans prepare for lunch at an orphanage in Kabul on August 8. Despite the progress of the past few years, Afghanistan's economy remains in shambles and highly dependent on foreign aid, agriculture, and trade with neighboring countries. Photo by S. Sabawoon for epa
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Afghan orphans prepare for lunch at an orphanage in Kabul on August 8. Despite the progress of the past few years, Afghanistan's economy remains in shambles and highly dependent on foreign aid, agriculture, and trade with neighboring countries.

Photo by S. Sabawoon for epa

A man prepares bread in his bakery for sale in Kabul on August 11. Photo by Mohammad Ismail for Reuters
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A man prepares bread in his bakery for sale in Kabul on August 11.

Photo by Mohammad Ismail for Reuters

A woman holds up an image of Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi during a protest in front of the Hungarian Embassy in Tripoli, Libya, on August 11. Dozens of reported residents of the town of Majar, where the Libyan government claims that 85 civilians were killed in a NATO air strike on August 9, protested in front of the embassy, which is currently representing the U.S. and the EU interests in Libya. Photo by Dario Lopez-Mills for AP
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A woman holds up an image of Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi during a protest in front of the Hungarian Embassy in Tripoli, Libya, on August 11. Dozens of reported residents of the town of Majar, where the Libyan government claims that 85 civilians were killed in a NATO air strike on August 9, protested in front of the embassy, which is currently representing the U.S. and the EU interests in Libya.

Photo by Dario Lopez-Mills for AP

Taliban fighters stand at a cemetery, near the site where a CH-47 Chinook helicopter carrying U.S. troops crashed killing 38 personnel including 30 U.S. soldiers, at the remote Tangi Valley in Wardak Province, west of Kabul. Photo by AFP
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Taliban fighters stand at a cemetery, near the site where a CH-47 Chinook helicopter carrying U.S. troops crashed killing 38 personnel including 30 U.S. soldiers, at the remote Tangi Valley in Wardak Province, west of Kabul.

Photo by AFP

U.S. President Barack Obama salutes during a ceremony for the "dignified transfer" of U.S. and Afghan personnel who died in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan, at Dover Air Force Base in Dover, Delaware, on August 9. Obama honored the 30 U.S. soldiers killed in the crash in a private ceremony from which the media were barred. Photo by Pete Souza/The White House for Reuters
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U.S. President Barack Obama salutes during a ceremony for the "dignified transfer" of U.S. and Afghan personnel who died in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan, at Dover Air Force Base in Dover, Delaware, on August 9. Obama honored the 30 U.S. soldiers killed in the crash in a private ceremony from which the media were barred.

Photo by Pete Souza/The White House for Reuters

A U.S. soldier waits to have his luggage checked by U.S. Customs at the Transit Center in Manas, Kyrgyzstan, while continuing home after leaving Afghanistan upon completing a deployment on Aug. 8. The 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, is returning home after a year in Afghanistan as the last brigade to deploy as part of President Barack Obama's 30,000-troop surge. Photo by David Goldman for AP
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A U.S. soldier waits to have his luggage checked by U.S. Customs at the Transit Center in Manas, Kyrgyzstan, while continuing home after leaving Afghanistan upon completing a deployment on Aug. 8. The 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, is returning home after a year in Afghanistan as the last brigade to deploy as part of President Barack Obama's 30,000-troop surge.

Photo by David Goldman for AP

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