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Photos Of The Week -- January 21-27

Protests, arrests, referendums, and celebrations.

Actors wearing masks of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin dump body bags outside the UN in New York as debate continued on how to deal with the violent crackdown against protests in Syria. (AFP/Timothy A. Clary)
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Actors wearing masks of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin dump body bags outside the UN in New York as debate continued on how to deal with the violent crackdown against protests in Syria. (AFP/Timothy A. Clary)

A child stands on the back of an auto rickshaw and watches as other children play in the outskirts of Islamabad. (REUTERS/Faisal Mahmood)
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A child stands on the back of an auto rickshaw and watches as other children play in the outskirts of Islamabad. (REUTERS/Faisal Mahmood)

An illegal migrant from Uzbekistan looks from his cell through a dirty window at a police station in Kazansky railway station in Moscow. Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin says he plans to toughen up immigration legislation. (AFP/Andrey Smirnov)
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An illegal migrant from Uzbekistan looks from his cell through a dirty window at a police station in Kazansky railway station in Moscow. Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin says he plans to toughen up immigration legislation. (AFP/Andrey Smirnov)

The Spaso-Preobrazhensky Cathedral is seen burning after catching fire in the town of Bolgrad, near the Ukrainian Black Sea port of Odesa. The dome, built in 1838, collapsed as a result of the fire. (REUTERS)
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The Spaso-Preobrazhensky Cathedral is seen burning after catching fire in the town of Bolgrad, near the Ukrainian Black Sea port of Odesa. The dome, built in 1838, collapsed as a result of the fire. (REUTERS)

Anti-NATO protesters stand on a U.S. flag as they rally against the visit of the "USS Vella Gulf" missile cruiser in the Crimean Black Sea port of Sevastopol. (REUTERS)
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Anti-NATO protesters stand on a U.S. flag as they rally against the visit of the "USS Vella Gulf" missile cruiser in the Crimean Black Sea port of Sevastopol. (REUTERS)

A man from Pakistani customs uses a bamboo stick to destroy bottles of liquor near a burning pile of narcotics on the outskirts of Karachi. (REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro)
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A man from Pakistani customs uses a bamboo stick to destroy bottles of liquor near a burning pile of narcotics on the outskirts of Karachi. (REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro)

The aurora borealis near the city of Tromsoe in northern Norway. (REUTERS/Rune Stoltz Bertinussen)
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The aurora borealis near the city of Tromsoe in northern Norway. (REUTERS/Rune Stoltz Bertinussen)

Roger Federer of Switzerland serves against Juan Martin del Potro of Argentina in their men's singles quarterfinal match at the 2012 Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne. (AFP)
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Roger Federer of Switzerland serves against Juan Martin del Potro of Argentina in their men's singles quarterfinal match at the 2012 Australian Open tennis tournament in Melbourne. (AFP)

A woman eats a plate of boiled buckwheat during a street event in St. Petersburg. Russians on January 27 marked the end of the 872-day siege of Leningrad in 1943, which claimed the lives of more than 500,000 people. (REUTERS/Alexander Demianchuk)
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A woman eats a plate of boiled buckwheat during a street event in St. Petersburg. Russians on January 27 marked the end of the 872-day siege of Leningrad in 1943, which claimed the lives of more than 500,000 people. (REUTERS/Alexander Demianchuk)

One of the more than 1,000 Kyrgyz prisoners who sewed their lips together as part of a hunger strike to protest prison conditions.
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One of the more than 1,000 Kyrgyz prisoners who sewed their lips together as part of a hunger strike to protest prison conditions.

Muslim Brotherhood supporters celebrate outside parliament in Cairo. Parliament began its first session since an election put Islamists in charge of the assembly following the overthrow of President Hosni Mubarak in February. (REUTERS/Suhaib Salem)
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Muslim Brotherhood supporters celebrate outside parliament in Cairo. Parliament began its first session since an election put Islamists in charge of the assembly following the overthrow of President Hosni Mubarak in February. (REUTERS/Suhaib Salem)

A Euroskeptic in Zagreb reacts after Croatians voted to join the EU, a move the government says offers the country its only chance of economic recovery despite turmoil in the 27-state bloc. (REUTERS/Davor Kovacevic)
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A Euroskeptic in Zagreb reacts after Croatians voted to join the EU, a move the government says offers the country its only chance of economic recovery despite turmoil in the 27-state bloc. (REUTERS/Davor Kovacevic)

Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin shows a hold to a young judo practitioner in the Siberian city of Kemerovo. (AFP)
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Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin shows a hold to a young judo practitioner in the Siberian city of Kemerovo. (AFP)

A man attends to the crocodiles near a pond at the shrine of Manghopir near Karachi, Pakistan. (REUTERS/Athar Hussain)
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A man attends to the crocodiles near a pond at the shrine of Manghopir near Karachi, Pakistan. (REUTERS/Athar Hussain)

A boy stands in front of a damaged armored vehicle belonging to the Syrian Army in a street in Homs as the government in Damascus rebuffed an Arab League call for President Bashar al-Assad to step down. (REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah)
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A boy stands in front of a damaged armored vehicle belonging to the Syrian Army in a street in Homs as the government in Damascus rebuffed an Arab League call for President Bashar al-Assad to step down. (REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah)

A woman lights joss sticks to pray for prosperity and well-being on the first day of the Year of the Dragon at a temple in Beijing. (AFP/Mark Ralston)
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A woman lights joss sticks to pray for prosperity and well-being on the first day of the Year of the Dragon at a temple in Beijing. (AFP/Mark Ralston)

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