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Photos Of The Week -- March 27-April 1

Protests and violence continue to spread across the Arab world.

A multirocket launcher burns at sunset outside the oil-rich town of Ras Lanuf on March 27 as rebels press on as far as Nofilia with Muammar Qaddafi's hometown of Sirte, 360 kilometers east of the capital, Tripoli, in their sights. Photo by Aris Messinis for AFP
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A multirocket launcher burns at sunset outside the oil-rich town of Ras Lanuf on March 27 as rebels press on as far as Nofilia with Muammar Qaddafi's hometown of Sirte, 360 kilometers east of the capital, Tripoli, in their sights.

Photo by Aris Messinis for AFP

A boy and female antigovernment protesters shout slogans during a demonstration demanding the resignation of Yemen's President Ali Abdullah Saleh outside Sanaa University on March 29. Photo by Ammar Awad for Reuters
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A boy and female antigovernment protesters shout slogans during a demonstration demanding the resignation of Yemen's President Ali Abdullah Saleh outside Sanaa University on March 29.

Photo by Ammar Awad for Reuters

A rebel fighter prays along a road in Wadi Al-Hamra on March 28. Photo by Youssef Boudlal for Reuters
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A rebel fighter prays along a road in Wadi Al-Hamra on March 28.

Photo by Youssef Boudlal for Reuters

A missile drops on the tightly guarded residence of leader Muammar Qaddafi and military targets in the suburb of Tajura of the Libyan capital, Tripoli, on March 29. NATO-led coalition aircraft had been seen in the skies over the capital earlier in the afternoon . Photo by Mahmud Turkia for AFP
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A missile drops on the tightly guarded residence of leader Muammar Qaddafi and military targets in the suburb of Tajura of the Libyan capital, Tripoli, on March 29. NATO-led coalition aircraft had been seen in the skies over the capital earlier in the afternoon .

Photo by Mahmud Turkia for AFP

A family flees toward Benghazi as rebels retreat from towns west of Ajdabiya on March 30. Photo by Andrew Winning for Reuters
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A family flees toward Benghazi as rebels retreat from towns west of Ajdabiya on March 30.

Photo by Andrew Winning for Reuters

A general view shows a refugee camp for people who fled the unrest in Libya, near the Libyan and Tunisian border crossing of Ras Jdir, on March 31. Photo by Anis Mili for Reuters
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A general view shows a refugee camp for people who fled the unrest in Libya, near the Libyan and Tunisian border crossing of Ras Jdir, on March 31.

Photo by Anis Mili for Reuters

Supporters of Yemen's President Ali Abdullah Saleh stand on pillars during a rally to show their support in Sanaa on April 1. Embattled Saleh told a huge rally of supporters that he would sacrifice everything for his country, suggesting he has no plans to step down yet. Photo by Khaled Abdullah for Reuters
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Supporters of Yemen's President Ali Abdullah Saleh stand on pillars during a rally to show their support in Sanaa on April 1. Embattled Saleh told a huge rally of supporters that he would sacrifice everything for his country, suggesting he has no plans to step down yet.

Photo by Khaled Abdullah for Reuters

A Libyan anti-Qaddafi fighter waves the flag of the rebellion on a desert road some 30 kilometers before the eastern town of Brega on March 31, as rebels fought running street battles for the oil town, about 800 kilometers from Tripoli, with forces loyal to Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi. Photo by AFP
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A Libyan anti-Qaddafi fighter waves the flag of the rebellion on a desert road some 30 kilometers before the eastern town of Brega on March 31, as rebels fought running street battles for the oil town, about 800 kilometers from Tripoli, with forces loyal to Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi.

Photo by AFP

An ammunition belt hangs over a car door painted in the colors of the rebel Kingdom of Libya flag near Brega in eastern Libya on March 30. Photo by Finbarr O'Reilly for Reuters
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An ammunition belt hangs over a car door painted in the colors of the rebel Kingdom of Libya flag near Brega in eastern Libya on March 30.

Photo by Finbarr O'Reilly for Reuters

Pakistan's captain Shahid Afridi adjusts the fielding positions of his team during their ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 semifinal match against India in Mohali on March 30. Photo by Adnan Abidi for Reuters
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Pakistan's captain Shahid Afridi adjusts the fielding positions of his team during their ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 semifinal match against India in Mohali on March 30.

Photo by Adnan Abidi for Reuters

Afghan National Army noncommissioned-officer recruits march through colored smoke during a parade to mark a graduation ceremony at the Turkish-run Camp Ghazi in Kabul on March 31. Photo by Ahmad Masood for Reuters
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Afghan National Army noncommissioned-officer recruits march through colored smoke during a parade to mark a graduation ceremony at the Turkish-run Camp Ghazi in Kabul on March 31.

Photo by Ahmad Masood for Reuters

Two U.S. Army Chinook helicopters land at Kandahar airfield in southern Afghanistan on March 30. Photo by Peter Parks for AFP
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Two U.S. Army Chinook helicopters land at Kandahar airfield in southern Afghanistan on March 30.

Photo by Peter Parks for AFP

A sculpture depicting the symbol of the former U.S.S.R. is set against the setting sun in the abandoned city of Pripyat close to Chornobyl on March 31. The project to build a new sarcophagus over the damaged Chornobyl nuclear reactor lacks some 600 million euros ($850 million) of the 1.5 billion needed, a Ukrainian official said. Photo by Sergei Supinsk for AFP
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A sculpture depicting the symbol of the former U.S.S.R. is set against the setting sun in the abandoned city of Pripyat close to Chornobyl on March 31. The project to build a new sarcophagus over the damaged Chornobyl nuclear reactor lacks some 600 million euros ($850 million) of the 1.5 billion needed, a Ukrainian official said.

Photo by Sergei Supinsk for AFP

Afghan children play on a makeshift carousel on a street in Kabul on March 29. Photo by Omar Sobhani for Reuters
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Afghan children play on a makeshift carousel on a street in Kabul on March 29.

Photo by Omar Sobhani for Reuters

Afghan women clad in burqas walk along a road in Kabul on March 28. Photo by Ahmad Masood for Reuters
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Afghan women clad in burqas walk along a road in Kabul on March 28.

Photo by Ahmad Masood for Reuters

A baby born on March 15 is tested on March 31 for possible nuclear radiation at an evacuation center in Koriayama in northern Japan, about 70 kilometers from the tsunami- and earthquake-crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant. Photo by Kim Kyung-hoon for Reuters
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A baby born on March 15 is tested on March 31 for possible nuclear radiation at an evacuation center in Koriayama in northern Japan, about 70 kilometers from the tsunami- and earthquake-crippled Fukushima nuclear power plant.

Photo by Kim Kyung-hoon for Reuters

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