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Photos Of The Week -- August 11-17

London passes the Olympic baton to Rio de Janeiro, Muslims prepare for Eid al-Fitr, and Russia sentences three feminist punk artists to prison for their performance in a cathedral.

London passes the torch at the closing ceremony of the 2012 London Olympic Games. (ITAR-TASS/Stanislav Krasilnikov)
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London passes the torch at the closing ceremony of the 2012 London Olympic Games. (ITAR-TASS/Stanislav Krasilnikov)

Team Russia sing their national anthem as they celebrate with their gold medals in the victory ceremony after the group all-around rhythmic gymnastics final at the London Games. (Reuters/Mike Blake)
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Team Russia sing their national anthem as they celebrate with their gold medals in the victory ceremony after the group all-around rhythmic gymnastics final at the London Games. (Reuters/Mike Blake)

Three Amnesty International activists dressed as the Russian band Pussy Riot demonstrate outside the Russian Embassy in London. (AFP/Max Nash)
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Three Amnesty International activists dressed as the Russian band Pussy Riot demonstrate outside the Russian Embassy in London. (AFP/Max Nash)

Banners depicting Russian President Vladimir Putin are seen through a mask during a protest in support of members of Pussy Riot in front of the Russian EU delegation in Brussels. (Reuters/Francois Lenoir)
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Banners depicting Russian President Vladimir Putin are seen through a mask during a protest in support of members of Pussy Riot in front of the Russian EU delegation in Brussels. (Reuters/Francois Lenoir)

A man cries in front of houses destroyed during a Syrian Air Force air strike in Azzaz. (Reuters/Goran Tomasevic)
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A man cries in front of houses destroyed during a Syrian Air Force air strike in Azzaz. (Reuters/Goran Tomasevic)

A Syrian refugee girl looks out from a tent amid dust at the Al-Zaatri refugee camp in the city of Mafraq, Jordan. (Reuters/Majed Jaber)
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A Syrian refugee girl looks out from a tent amid dust at the Al-Zaatri refugee camp in the city of Mafraq, Jordan. (Reuters/Majed Jaber)

A woman buys dry fruit during the month of Ramadan as Eid al-Fitr approaches in Herat, Afghanistan. (AFP/Aref Karimi)
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A woman buys dry fruit during the month of Ramadan as Eid al-Fitr approaches in Herat, Afghanistan. (AFP/Aref Karimi)

Ukraine's Anton Zakharov competes in the men's 10-meter platform preliminary round during the diving event at the London Games. (AFP/Francois Xavier Marit)
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Ukraine's Anton Zakharov competes in the men's 10-meter platform preliminary round during the diving event at the London Games. (AFP/Francois Xavier Marit)

An activist holds up a poster depicting Russian President Vladimir Putin during a protest rally in support of Pussy Riot on Wenceslas Square in Prague. (Reuters/David W. Cerny)
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An activist holds up a poster depicting Russian President Vladimir Putin during a protest rally in support of Pussy Riot on Wenceslas Square in Prague. (Reuters/David W. Cerny)

A policeman chases a Pussy Riot supporter while climbing on a fence enclosing the Turkish Embassy, near the Moscow court where the group members were tried. (RIA Novosti/Ilya Pitalev)
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A policeman chases a Pussy Riot supporter while climbing on a fence enclosing the Turkish Embassy, near the Moscow court where the group members were tried. (RIA Novosti/Ilya Pitalev)

A man walks past grafitti in support of the punk collective Pussy Riot in central Moscow. (AFP/Andrei Smirnov)
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A man walks past grafitti in support of the punk collective Pussy Riot in central Moscow. (AFP/Andrei Smirnov)

An earthquake victim stands near damaged houses in the earthquake-stricken town of Azerbaijan, Iran. (Reuters/Farshid Tighehsaz/ISNA)
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An earthquake victim stands near damaged houses in the earthquake-stricken town of Azerbaijan, Iran. (Reuters/Farshid Tighehsaz/ISNA)

A Free Syrian Army fighter carries the body of a fellow fighter during clashes in Aleppo, Syria. (Reuters/Goran Tomasevic )
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A Free Syrian Army fighter carries the body of a fellow fighter during clashes in Aleppo, Syria. (Reuters/Goran Tomasevic )

A Pussy Riot supporter shouts slogans during a gathering outside the Russian Embassy in Kyiv, Ukraine. (Reuters/Anatoliy Stepanov)
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A Pussy Riot supporter shouts slogans during a gathering outside the Russian Embassy in Kyiv, Ukraine. (Reuters/Anatoliy Stepanov)

A girl walks on a giant puzzle of Albrecht Durer's painting "Self-Portrait in a Fur Coat" in Yekaterinburg, Russia. (RIA Novosti/Pavel Lysizin)
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A girl walks on a giant puzzle of Albrecht Durer's painting "Self-Portrait in a Fur Coat" in Yekaterinburg, Russia. (RIA Novosti/Pavel Lysizin)

A rally is held in support of feminist punk group Pussy Riot outside the Moscow court where they were jailed for two years. (RIA Novosti/Ilya Pitalev)
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A rally is held in support of feminist punk group Pussy Riot outside the Moscow court where they were jailed for two years. (RIA Novosti/Ilya Pitalev)

Dervishes perform and pray on Laylat al-Qadr (Night of Decree) during the holy month of Ramadan at Mesudija tekke in Kacuni, Bosnia-Herzegovina. (Reuters/Dado Ruvic)
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Dervishes perform and pray on Laylat al-Qadr (Night of Decree) during the holy month of Ramadan at Mesudija tekke in Kacuni, Bosnia-Herzegovina. (Reuters/Dado Ruvic)

Belarus's Raman Piatrushenka (right) and Vadzim Makhneu compete in the kayak double 200-meter men's heats during the London Olympics. (AFP/Damien Meyer)
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Belarus's Raman Piatrushenka (right) and Vadzim Makhneu compete in the kayak double 200-meter men's heats during the London Olympics. (AFP/Damien Meyer)

A meteor streaks past stars in the night sky over the village of Kuklici, Macedonia. (Reuters/Ognen Teofilovski)
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A meteor streaks past stars in the night sky over the village of Kuklici, Macedonia. (Reuters/Ognen Teofilovski)

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