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Photo Of The Week -- August 13-19, 2011


Israeli security officers patrol at a roadblock near Tzihor junction, about 60 kilometers north of the Red Sea resort of Eilat. Gunmen killed seven people in southern Israel in three attacks along the Egyptian border, drawing Israeli accusations that militants from Gaza were responsible and that Cairo's new rulers were losing their grip on a porous frontier.Photo by Ronen Zvulun for Reuters
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Israeli security officers patrol at a roadblock near Tzihor junction, about 60 kilometers north of the Red Sea resort of Eilat. Gunmen killed seven people in southern Israel in three attacks along the Egyptian border, drawing Israeli accusations that militants from Gaza were responsible and that Cairo's new rulers were losing their grip on a porous frontier.

Photo by Ronen Zvulun for Reuters

Russian President Dmitry Medvedev (right) and Prime Minister Vladimir Putin enjoy some fishing on the Volga River in Russia's Astrakhan region. Russia's two top leaders, believed to be close to a decision on which of them will run for president in 2012 election, spent the day fishing and boating in an apparent public show of unity.Photo by Mikhail Klimentyev for RIA Novosti
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Russian President Dmitry Medvedev (right) and Prime Minister Vladimir Putin enjoy some fishing on the Volga River in Russia's Astrakhan region. Russia's two top leaders, believed to be close to a decision on which of them will run for president in 2012 election, spent the day fishing and boating in an apparent public show of unity.

Photo by Mikhail Klimentyev for RIA Novosti

Tourists are reflected in a puddle, with the Peter and Paul Fortress seen nearby, in St. Petersburg, Russia. Thousands of tourists visit the popular site, which was a city garrison and a prison for high-ranking or political inmates. It also became the last refuge for Russian tsars.Photo by Alexander Demianchuk for Reuters
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Tourists are reflected in a puddle, with the Peter and Paul Fortress seen nearby, in St. Petersburg, Russia. Thousands of tourists visit the popular site, which was a city garrison and a prison for high-ranking or political inmates. It also became the last refuge for Russian tsars.

Photo by Alexander Demianchuk for Reuters

Believers are blessed by an Orthodox priest at a church during the Yablochny Spas, or Apple the Saviour religious holiday in Minsk, Belarus. The holiday, which is also known as the Transfiguration of Jesus Christ, is celebrated by believers who gather ripened fruit, bring it to the church for blessing, and then eat it to celebrate the reappearance of Christ before his three closest followers.Photo by Vasily Fedosenko for Reuters
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Believers are blessed by an Orthodox priest at a church during the Yablochny Spas, or Apple the Saviour religious holiday in Minsk, Belarus. The holiday, which is also known as the Transfiguration of Jesus Christ, is celebrated by believers who gather ripened fruit, bring it to the church for blessing, and then eat it to celebrate the reappearance of Christ before his three closest followers.

Photo by Vasily Fedosenko for Reuters

Law enforcement officers escort the paddy wagon holding former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko as her trial continues in Kyiv on abuse-of-office charges.Photo by Grigoriy Vasilenko for RIA Novosti
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Law enforcement officers escort the paddy wagon holding former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko as her trial continues in Kyiv on abuse-of-office charges.

Photo by Grigoriy Vasilenko for RIA Novosti

Supporters of former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko shout slogans and throw eggs at former Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko (unseen) as he leaves a court in a car after testifying against his 2004 Orange Revolution partner Tymoshenko in her abuse-of-office trial in Kyiv.Photo by Efrem Luykatsky for AP
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Supporters of former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko shout slogans and throw eggs at former Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko (unseen) as he leaves a court in a car after testifying against his 2004 Orange Revolution partner Tymoshenko in her abuse-of-office trial in Kyiv.

Photo by Efrem Luykatsky for AP

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin (right), First Vice Premier Sergei Ivanov (left), and Colonel General Alexander Zelin attend the MAKS-2011 International Aviation and Space Show in Zhukovsky, outside Moscow.Photo by Mikhail Metzel for AP
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Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin (right), First Vice Premier Sergei Ivanov (left), and Colonel General Alexander Zelin attend the MAKS-2011 International Aviation and Space Show in Zhukovsky, outside Moscow.

Photo by Mikhail Metzel for AP

U.S.-Armenian rock singer Serj Tankian performs a concert in Yerevan. Tankian, the lead singer of the California-based System of a Down, said Armenia must boost the rule of law and combat corruption in order to address the country's main problems.Photo by Photolur
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U.S.-Armenian rock singer Serj Tankian performs a concert in Yerevan. Tankian, the lead singer of the California-based System of a Down, said Armenia must boost the rule of law and combat corruption in order to address the country's main problems.

Photo by Photolur

In this video image taken from Egyptian state television, 83-year-old former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak is kissed by his son Alaa as he lies on a bed within a cage at the court building in Cairo. Mubarak returned to a Cairo court on a stretcher for another session of his trial on charges of corruption and complicity in killing protesters during Egypt's uprising.
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In this video image taken from Egyptian state television, 83-year-old former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak is kissed by his son Alaa as he lies on a bed within a cage at the court building in Cairo. Mubarak returned to a Cairo court on a stretcher for another session of his trial on charges of corruption and complicity in killing protesters during Egypt's uprising.

Local residents clean a mosque after a suicide bomb attack in the town of Jamrud, 25 kilometers from Peshawar. A suicide bomber hit a Pakistani mosque during Friday Prayers, killing at least 43 people and wounding more than 100 others.Photo by A. Majeed for AFP
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Local residents clean a mosque after a suicide bomb attack in the town of Jamrud, 25 kilometers from Peshawar. A suicide bomber hit a Pakistani mosque during Friday Prayers, killing at least 43 people and wounding more than 100 others.

Photo by A. Majeed for AFP

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden smiles during a stop at a local restaurant for lunch with his granddaughter Naomi Biden (in pink) and his daughter-in-law Kathleen Biden (in white) during a visit to Beijing. Biden was in China on the first and most critical leg of an Asian tour that will also take him to Japan and Mongolia.Photo by Ng Han Guan for Reuters
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U.S. Vice President Joe Biden smiles during a stop at a local restaurant for lunch with his granddaughter Naomi Biden (in pink) and his daughter-in-law Kathleen Biden (in white) during a visit to Beijing. Biden was in China on the first and most critical leg of an Asian tour that will also take him to Japan and Mongolia.

Photo by Ng Han Guan for Reuters

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