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Photos Of The Week -- March 24-30, 2012

Memorable images from the week that was. Unrest in Syria, scuffles in Turkey, poverty in Afghanistan, protests in Ukraine, and the pope in Cuba.

Syrian refugees and local residents take part in a demonstration against Syria's President Bashar al-Assad after Friday Prayers outside the Syrian Embassy in Amman, Jordan. (REUTERS/Ali Jarekji)
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Syrian refugees and local residents take part in a demonstration against Syria's President Bashar al-Assad after Friday Prayers outside the Syrian Embassy in Amman, Jordan. (REUTERS/Ali Jarekji)

Presidents Ilham Aliyev of Azerbaijan (left), Nursultan Nazarbaev of Kazakhstan, Barack Obama of the United States, and Lee Myung-Bak of South Korea find their places for a photo at the Nuclear Security Summit in Seoul. (AFP/Jewel Samad)
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Presidents Ilham Aliyev of Azerbaijan (left), Nursultan Nazarbaev of Kazakhstan, Barack Obama of the United States, and Lee Myung-Bak of South Korea find their places for a photo at the Nuclear Security Summit in Seoul. (AFP/Jewel Samad)

A boy waits for customers while sitting at his father's jewelry stall at a roadside in Quetta, Pakistan. (REUTERS/Naseer Ahmed)
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A boy waits for customers while sitting at his father's jewelry stall at a roadside in Quetta, Pakistan. (REUTERS/Naseer Ahmed)

Afghan men spread soil on a field in Kunduz Province. Wheat and other cereals are Afghanistan's traditional crops, but agriculture has been hit hard by 30 years of war and a decade of drought. (AFP/Johannes Eisele)
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Afghan men spread soil on a field in Kunduz Province. Wheat and other cereals are Afghanistan's traditional crops, but agriculture has been hit hard by 30 years of war and a decade of drought. (AFP/Johannes Eisele)

A Syrian refugee at a camp in Yayladagi, Turkey. Thousands of Syrians have fled to Turkey to escape year-old unrest. (AFP/Adem Altan)
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A Syrian refugee at a camp in Yayladagi, Turkey. Thousands of Syrians have fled to Turkey to escape year-old unrest. (AFP/Adem Altan)

Members of the Turkish parliament scuffle during a debate in Ankara. (REUTERS)
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Members of the Turkish parliament scuffle during a debate in Ankara. (REUTERS)

A masked protester stands in front of a placard representing the Kachanivska jail while others sign a petition to demand the release of former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko. (AFP/Sergei Supinsky)
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A masked protester stands in front of a placard representing the Kachanivska jail while others sign a petition to demand the release of former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko. (AFP/Sergei Supinsky)

Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro meets with Pope Benedict XVI in Havana. (AFP)
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Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro meets with Pope Benedict XVI in Havana. (AFP)

A boy practices skateboard tricks in front of the logo for the forthcoming Euro 2012 soccer championships in Kyiv, Ukraine. (REUTERS/Anatolii Stepanov)
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A boy practices skateboard tricks in front of the logo for the forthcoming Euro 2012 soccer championships in Kyiv, Ukraine. (REUTERS/Anatolii Stepanov)

A defendant accused of participating in the deadly December 2011 clashes in the Kazakh oil town of Zhanaozen during a court session in the Caspian port city of Aktau. (REUTERS/Vladimir Tretyakov)
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A defendant accused of participating in the deadly December 2011 clashes in the Kazakh oil town of Zhanaozen during a court session in the Caspian port city of Aktau. (REUTERS/Vladimir Tretyakov)

Runner Worood Maslaha stretches in a field belonging to her family in the West Bank village of Asira Ash-Shamaliya near Nablus. Four Palestinians will participate in the London Olympics. (REUTERS/Ammar Awad)
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Runner Worood Maslaha stretches in a field belonging to her family in the West Bank village of Asira Ash-Shamaliya near Nablus. Four Palestinians will participate in the London Olympics. (REUTERS/Ammar Awad)

Spanish King Juan Carlos (right) and members of his delegation look at men diving from the historic bridge in the old town of Mostar, Bosnia. (REUTERS/Dado Ruvic)
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Spanish King Juan Carlos (right) and members of his delegation look at men diving from the historic bridge in the old town of Mostar, Bosnia. (REUTERS/Dado Ruvic)

A girl carries a pile of dried brush to use for cooking and heating in Bagram, Afghanistan. Her family is among the Afghan nomads herding sheep and living in tents on a field in Bagram. (REUTERS/Erik De Castro)
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A girl carries a pile of dried brush to use for cooking and heating in Bagram, Afghanistan. Her family is among the Afghan nomads herding sheep and living in tents on a field in Bagram. (REUTERS/Erik De Castro)

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