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Photos Of The Week -- December 17-23

As mourners express public grief in North Korea for "Dear Leader" Kim Jong Il, Czechs pay quieter homage to their "Velvet revolutionary," Vaclav Havel.

A woman takes part in a flash mob in the Moscow subway, with a sticker on her mouth saying, "They stole our voices." (ITAR-TASS/Aleksandr Sorin)
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A woman takes part in a flash mob in the Moscow subway, with a sticker on her mouth saying, "They stole our voices." (ITAR-TASS/Aleksandr Sorin)

Iraqi women mourn during a funeral of a victim killed in the December 22 Baghdad bomb attacks at a cemetery in Najaf. (Reuters/Ali Abu Shish)
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Iraqi women mourn during a funeral of a victim killed in the December 22 Baghdad bomb attacks at a cemetery in Najaf. (Reuters/Ali Abu Shish)

North Koreans react as they mourn the death of leader Kim Jong Il in Pyongyang on December 19. (Reuters)
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North Koreans react as they mourn the death of leader Kim Jong Il in Pyongyang on December 19. (Reuters)

Members of the North Korean People's Army crying for Kim Jong Il in Pyongyang on December 21. (AFP)
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Members of the North Korean People's Army crying for Kim Jong Il in Pyongyang on December 21. (AFP)

A half-naked activist of Ukrainian feminist group Femen shows her back, where Belarusian President Alyaksandr Lukashenka is depicted, in front of the KGB headquarters building in Minsk. (epa/Tatyana Zenkovich)
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A half-naked activist of Ukrainian feminist group Femen shows her back, where Belarusian President Alyaksandr Lukashenka is depicted, in front of the KGB headquarters building in Minsk. (epa/Tatyana Zenkovich)

A billboard of Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbaev shows damage following recent riots in the town of Zhanaozen. (Reuters/Vladimir Tretyakov)
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A billboard of Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbaev shows damage following recent riots in the town of Zhanaozen. (Reuters/Vladimir Tretyakov)

An Afghan policewoman stands in formation during a graduation ceremony at a police training center in Herat. (AFP)
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An Afghan policewoman stands in formation during a graduation ceremony at a police training center in Herat. (AFP)

An Egyptian woman shows her ink-stained finger after she voted at a polling station in Giza district near Cairo on December 21. (AFP/Mohammed Abed)
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An Egyptian woman shows her ink-stained finger after she voted at a polling station in Giza district near Cairo on December 21. (AFP/Mohammed Abed)

People light candles on Wenceslas Square to pay respect to former Czech President Vaclav Havel in Prague. (AFP/Odd Andersen)
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People light candles on Wenceslas Square to pay respect to former Czech President Vaclav Havel in Prague. (AFP/Odd Andersen)

A man walks past graffiti depicting late former President Vaclav Havel in Prague. (Reuters/David Cerny)
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A man walks past graffiti depicting late former President Vaclav Havel in Prague. (Reuters/David Cerny)

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