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Photos Of The Week -- March 19-26

Rebels battle Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi's forces as the West imposes no-fly zone.

Rebel fighters shout over a fire ignited to burn clothes of soldiers loyal to Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi along the Benghazi-Ajdabiyah roadPhoto by Goran Tomasevic for Reuters
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Rebel fighters shout over a fire ignited to burn clothes of soldiers loyal to Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi along the Benghazi-Ajdabiyah road

Photo by Goran Tomasevic for Reuters

A man walks with his dog at a destroyed residential area of Kesennuma, Miyagi Prefecture, nearly two weeks after the area was devastated by a magnitude 9.0 earthquake and tsunamiPhoto by Issei Kato for Reuters
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A man walks with his dog at a destroyed residential area of Kesennuma, Miyagi Prefecture, nearly two weeks after the area was devastated by a magnitude 9.0 earthquake and tsunami

Photo by Issei Kato for Reuters

Afghan President Hamid Karzai hits the school gong at a ceremony to mark the start of the school year at a high school in KabulPhoto by Omar Sobhani for Reuters.
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Afghan President Hamid Karzai hits the school gong at a ceremony to mark the start of the school year at a high school in Kabul

Photo by Omar Sobhani for Reuters.

A Libyan rebel guards worshipers performing the Friday Noon Prayer in BenghaziPhoto by Patrick Baz for AFP
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A Libyan rebel guards worshipers performing the Friday Noon Prayer in Benghazi

Photo by Patrick Baz for AFP

Tombs of soldiers who were killed during the Iran-Iraq war (1980-88) are reflected in a pool of water at Behesht Zahra cemetery, south of TehranPhoto by Morteza Nikoubazl for Reuters
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Tombs of soldiers who were killed during the Iran-Iraq war (1980-88) are reflected in a pool of water at Behesht Zahra cemetery, south of Tehran

Photo by Morteza Nikoubazl for Reuters

The Chess Academy at Chisinau, Moldova
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The Chess Academy at Chisinau, Moldova

Men on horseback compete in goat dragging, a traditional Central Asian sport, outside the Tajik capital of DushanbePhoto by Nozim Kalandarov for Reuters
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Men on horseback compete in goat dragging, a traditional Central Asian sport, outside the Tajik capital of Dushanbe

Photo by Nozim Kalandarov for Reuters

Tokiko Abe, who lost her husband in the March 11 tsunami, waits for his coffin to arrive at a temporary mass grave where victims of the March 11 earthquake and tsunami were buriedPhoto by Yuriko Nakao for Reuters
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Tokiko Abe, who lost her husband in the March 11 tsunami, waits for his coffin to arrive at a temporary mass grave where victims of the March 11 earthquake and tsunami were buried

Photo by Yuriko Nakao for Reuters

Pakistani Christian minority leader J. Salik sprinkles ash over his body to protest against US pastor Terry Jones, in IslamabadPhoto by Aamir Qureshi for AFP
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Pakistani Christian minority leader J. Salik sprinkles ash over his body to protest against US pastor Terry Jones, in Islamabad
Photo by Aamir Qureshi for AFP

A Canadian CF-18A fighter prepares to land at the Birgi NATO air base in Trapani on the southern Italian island of SicilyPhoto by Alessandro Bianchi for Reuters
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A Canadian CF-18A fighter prepares to land at the Birgi NATO air base in Trapani on the southern Italian island of Sicily

Photo by Alessandro Bianchi for Reuters

Israelis run to take cover in a shelter during a Palestinian rocket attack on the southern Israeli city of BeershevaPhoto by Menahem Kahana for AFP
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Israelis run to take cover in a shelter during a Palestinian rocket attack on the southern Israeli city of Beersheva

Photo by Menahem Kahana for AFP

U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates fires the noon cannon at Peter and Paul Fortress in St. Petersburg, RussiaPhoto by Charles Dharapak for Reuters
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U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates fires the noon cannon at Peter and Paul Fortress in St. Petersburg, Russia

Photo by Charles Dharapak for Reuters

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