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Photos Of The Week -- September 10-16

Rebel advance on Gaddafi stronghold, Putin plays the piano, and the 9/11 memorial opens.

Pro-Kremlin youth movement activists in one of Moscow's central squares marked President Dmitry Medvedev's 46th birthday by suggesting people send him online congratulations. (Photo by Maksim Shemetov)  
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Pro-Kremlin youth movement activists in one of Moscow's central squares marked President Dmitry Medvedev's 46th birthday by suggesting people send him online congratulations. (Photo by Maksim Shemetov)  

Anti-Qaddafi fighters advance southwest of Sirte, one of Muammar Gaddafi's last remaining strongholds. (Photo by Goran Tomasevic for Reuters)
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Anti-Qaddafi fighters advance southwest of Sirte, one of Muammar Gaddafi's last remaining strongholds. (Photo by Goran Tomasevic for Reuters)

Afghan National Army Brigadier General Mohammad Afzal (right) and Colonel Richard Kim, commander of the U.S. Army's 3rd Brigade 25th Infantry Division, speak through an interpreter in Kunar Province, Afghanistan.  (Photo by David Gold for AP)
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Afghan National Army Brigadier General Mohammad Afzal (right) and Colonel Richard Kim, commander of the U.S. Army's 3rd Brigade 25th Infantry Division, speak through an interpreter in Kunar Province, Afghanistan.  (Photo by David Gold for AP)

A Pakistani child sits in a wheelbarrow loaded with wood on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan. (Photo by Muhammed Muheisen for AP)  
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A Pakistani child sits in a wheelbarrow loaded with wood on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan. (Photo by Muhammed Muheisen for AP)  

A remote-controlled helicopter hovers over the Qiantang River in China as tourists gather on the riverbank to see the soaring tide in Haining, Zhejiang Province. (Photo by Reuters)  
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A remote-controlled helicopter hovers over the Qiantang River in China as tourists gather on the riverbank to see the soaring tide in Haining, Zhejiang Province. (Photo by Reuters)  

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin plays piano while visiting Moscow's State Theater of Nations. (Photo by Aleksey Nikolskyi for RIA Novosti)
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Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin plays piano while visiting Moscow's State Theater of Nations. (Photo by Aleksey Nikolskyi for RIA Novosti)

KFOR soldiers stand guard near the closed and disputed Serbia-Kosovo border crossing of Jarinje. (Photo by Marko Djurica for Reuters)  
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KFOR soldiers stand guard near the closed and disputed Serbia-Kosovo border crossing of Jarinje. (Photo by Marko Djurica for Reuters)  

Vladislav Kovalyov is led into a holding cage before a court hearings in Minsk. Kovalyov is accused of preparing and carrying out the deadly bomb attack in the Minsk subway in April. (Photo by Vasily Fedosenko for Reuters)
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Vladislav Kovalyov is led into a holding cage before a court hearings in Minsk. Kovalyov is accused of preparing and carrying out the deadly bomb attack in the Minsk subway in April. (Photo by Vasily Fedosenko for Reuters)

An Afghan policeman walks over the dead body of an insurgent inside the building where Taliban fighters attacked the most heavily protected part of Kabul. (Photo by Shah Marai for AFP)
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An Afghan policeman walks over the dead body of an insurgent inside the building where Taliban fighters attacked the most heavily protected part of Kabul. (Photo by Shah Marai for AFP)

A woman touches the South Pool at the World Trade Center memorial plaza in New York following the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. (Photo by Jim Young For Reuters)
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A woman touches the South Pool at the World Trade Center memorial plaza in New York following the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. (Photo by Jim Young For Reuters)

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