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Photos Of The Week #39

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Passengers on a bus from Donetsk to the Russian town of Rostov wait while their belongings are searched by border guards at the Uspenka border post separating Ukraine and Russia on September 26. (AFP/John MacDougall)
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Passengers on a bus from Donetsk to the Russian town of Rostov wait while their belongings are searched by border guards at the Uspenka border post separating Ukraine and Russia on September 26. (AFP/John MacDougall)

Syrian refugees drink water from a hose at the Syrian-Turkish border near Sanliurfa, Turkey, on September 26. (epa/Sedat Suna)
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Syrian refugees drink water from a hose at the Syrian-Turkish border near Sanliurfa, Turkey, on September 26. (epa/Sedat Suna)

A woman walks along a road past a burnt-out vehicle in the town of Ilovaysk in eastern Ukraine, on September 25. (Reuters/Marko Djurica)
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A woman walks along a road past a burnt-out vehicle in the town of Ilovaysk in eastern Ukraine, on September 25. (Reuters/Marko Djurica)

U.S. actor George Clooney and his fiancee, Lebanese-British lawyer Amal Alamuddin, arrive in Venice on September 26. According to media reports, the two are scheduled to get married in Venice at the weekend. (epa/Alessandro Di Meo)
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U.S. actor George Clooney and his fiancee, Lebanese-British lawyer Amal Alamuddin, arrive in Venice on September 26. According to media reports, the two are scheduled to get married in Venice at the weekend. (epa/Alessandro Di Meo)

Iraq's Ali Bahjat Fadhil Fadhil (left) looks on as Tajikistan's Siyovush Asrorov eyes the ball in their men's round of 16 football match during the 17th Asian Games at Incheon Football Stadium in Incheon, South Korea. (AFP/Al-Watan Doha/Karim Jaafar)
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Iraq's Ali Bahjat Fadhil Fadhil (left) looks on as Tajikistan's Siyovush Asrorov eyes the ball in their men's round of 16 football match during the 17th Asian Games at Incheon Football Stadium in Incheon, South Korea. (AFP/Al-Watan Doha/Karim Jaafar)

British Prime Minister David Cameron (left) meets with Iranian President Hassan Rohani at the UN during the 69th session of the UN General Assembly in New York. It was the first meeting of leaders from the two nations since Iran's Islamic Revolution in 1979. (AFP/Timothy A. Clary)
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British Prime Minister David Cameron (left) meets with Iranian President Hassan Rohani at the UN during the 69th session of the UN General Assembly in New York. It was the first meeting of leaders from the two nations since Iran's Islamic Revolution in 1979. (AFP/Timothy A. Clary)

An elderly Kurdish Syrian refugee woman sits on the ground with a piece of bread after crossing the Turkish-Syrian border near the southeastern town of Suruc in Sanliurfa Province. Islamic State militants launched a new offensive to try to capture the border town of Kobani more than a week ago, besieging it from three sides. At least 140,000 Kurds have fled the town and surrounding villages since Friday, crossing into Turkey. (Reuters/Murad Sezer)
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An elderly Kurdish Syrian refugee woman sits on the ground with a piece of bread after crossing the Turkish-Syrian border near the southeastern town of Suruc in Sanliurfa Province. Islamic State militants launched a new offensive to try to capture the border town of Kobani more than a week ago, besieging it from three sides. At least 140,000 Kurds have fled the town and surrounding villages since Friday, crossing into Turkey. (Reuters/Murad Sezer)

A combination picture shows competitors straining to lift the bar during the women's clean-and-jerk category at the 17th Asian Games weightlifting contest in Incheon. (Reuters/Jason Reed)
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A combination picture shows competitors straining to lift the bar during the women's clean-and-jerk category at the 17th Asian Games weightlifting contest in Incheon. (Reuters/Jason Reed)

Debris flies up after the launch in Kazakhstan of the Soyuz TMA-14M spacecraft carrying Barry Wilmore of the United States and Aleksandr Samokutyaev and Elena Serova of Russia to the International Space Station. (Reuters/Shamil Zhumatov)
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Debris flies up after the launch in Kazakhstan of the Soyuz TMA-14M spacecraft carrying Barry Wilmore of the United States and Aleksandr Samokutyaev and Elena Serova of Russia to the International Space Station. (Reuters/Shamil Zhumatov)

Kazakstan's Zhazira Zhapparkul kisses the weights after lifting 145 kilograms on her third attempt in the women's clean and jerk 75-kilogram weightlifting competition at the Moonlight Garden Venue during the 17th Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea. (Reuters/Olivia Harris)
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Kazakstan's Zhazira Zhapparkul kisses the weights after lifting 145 kilograms on her third attempt in the women's clean and jerk 75-kilogram weightlifting competition at the Moonlight Garden Venue during the 17th Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea. (Reuters/Olivia Harris)

Journalists use their mobile phones as they take cover during a shelling alert at a checkpoint near the eastern Ukrainian town of Debaltseve. (Reuters/David Mdzinarishvili)
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Journalists use their mobile phones as they take cover during a shelling alert at a checkpoint near the eastern Ukrainian town of Debaltseve. (Reuters/David Mdzinarishvili)

A Russian activist with The Truth About Food movement holds a calf as he wears an Uncle Sam suit during a protest against U.S. sanctions in front of the U.S. Embassy in Moscow. (AFP/Alexander Utkin)
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A Russian activist with The Truth About Food movement holds a calf as he wears an Uncle Sam suit during a protest against U.S. sanctions in front of the U.S. Embassy in Moscow. (AFP/Alexander Utkin)

Children in costume march past stands as part of Macedonian Honey Days.
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Children in costume march past stands as part of Macedonian Honey Days.

Iranian Gold medalist Mohsen Shadi Naghadeh kneels to touch the Iranian national flag during a medal ceremony in Incheon, South Korea, for the men's single sculls race of the rowing competition during the 17th Asian Games. (Reuters/Kim Hong-Ji)
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Iranian Gold medalist Mohsen Shadi Naghadeh kneels to touch the Iranian national flag during a medal ceremony in Incheon, South Korea, for the men's single sculls race of the rowing competition during the 17th Asian Games. (Reuters/Kim Hong-Ji)

A woman plays with her daughter at a winter sports resort near the village of Gudauri, some 120 kilometers north of the Georgian capital, Tbilisi. (AFP/Kirill Kudryavtsev)
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A woman plays with her daughter at a winter sports resort near the village of Gudauri, some 120 kilometers north of the Georgian capital, Tbilisi. (AFP/Kirill Kudryavtsev)

Residents inspect the damage after what Syrian activists say were four air strikes by government forces in Douma, near Damascus. (Reuters/Bassam Khabieh)
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Residents inspect the damage after what Syrian activists say were four air strikes by government forces in Douma, near Damascus. (Reuters/Bassam Khabieh)

A Syrian Kurdish woman wipes her eyes during a dust storm on a hill where she and others stand watching clashes between jihadists of the Islamic State and Kurdish fighters in Sanliurfa Province in southeastern Turkey. Tens of thousands of Syrian Kurds flooded into Turkey, fleeing an onslaught by Islamic State militants. (AFP/Bulent Kilic)
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A Syrian Kurdish woman wipes her eyes during a dust storm on a hill where she and others stand watching clashes between jihadists of the Islamic State and Kurdish fighters in Sanliurfa Province in southeastern Turkey. Tens of thousands of Syrian Kurds flooded into Turkey, fleeing an onslaught by Islamic State militants. (AFP/Bulent Kilic)

A masked Ukrainian serviceman, with the words 'War Is Hell' written on his helmet, is seen on an armored military vehicle near the eastern Ukrainian city of Debaltseve. (epa/Konstantin Grishin)
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A masked Ukrainian serviceman, with the words 'War Is Hell' written on his helmet, is seen on an armored military vehicle near the eastern Ukrainian city of Debaltseve. (epa/Konstantin Grishin)

An armed security guard stands in front of the Soyuz TMA-14M spacecraft as it is transported to its launch pad at Kazakhstan's Baikonur cosmodrome. (Reuters/Shamil Zhumatov)
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An armed security guard stands in front of the Soyuz TMA-14M spacecraft as it is transported to its launch pad at Kazakhstan's Baikonur cosmodrome. (Reuters/Shamil Zhumatov)

Afghanistan's Ali Mohammad Mohammad Zaker reaches for the ball during a match against Indonesia in the men's beach volleyball competition at Songdo Global University during the 17th Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea. (Reuters/Olivia Harris)
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Afghanistan's Ali Mohammad Mohammad Zaker reaches for the ball during a match against Indonesia in the men's beach volleyball competition at Songdo Global University during the 17th Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea. (Reuters/Olivia Harris)

A municipal worker sits in a manhole in front of the Ritz-Carlton hotel in Moscow. (epa/Maxim Shipenkov)
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A municipal worker sits in a manhole in front of the Ritz-Carlton hotel in Moscow. (epa/Maxim Shipenkov)

A pro-Russian rebel walks in front of a factory destroyed during recent shelling in the eastern Ukrainian town of Nizhnaya Krinka. (Reuters/Marko Djurica)
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A pro-Russian rebel walks in front of a factory destroyed during recent shelling in the eastern Ukrainian town of Nizhnaya Krinka. (Reuters/Marko Djurica)

A woman watches the Soyuz TMA-14M spacecraft as it is reflected in her sunglasses at Kazakhstan's Baikonur cosmodrome. The Soyuz is scheduled to carry Barry Wilmore of the U.S. and Elena Serova and Alexander Samokutyaev of Russia to the International Space Station on September 26. (Reuters/Shamil Zhumatov)
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A woman watches the Soyuz TMA-14M spacecraft as it is reflected in her sunglasses at Kazakhstan's Baikonur cosmodrome. The Soyuz is scheduled to carry Barry Wilmore of the U.S. and Elena Serova and Alexander Samokutyaev of Russia to the International Space Station on September 26. (Reuters/Shamil Zhumatov)

A man wears a jersey reading CCCP (U.S.S.R.) during the annual Russophiles Meet at Koprinka dam near the central Bulgarian town of Kazanlak. Some 7,000 people joined in this year to celebrate their love for Russian politics and culture with traditional songs and dances, food, and drinks. (AFP/Nikolay Doychinov)
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A man wears a jersey reading CCCP (U.S.S.R.) during the annual Russophiles Meet at Koprinka dam near the central Bulgarian town of Kazanlak. Some 7,000 people joined in this year to celebrate their love for Russian politics and culture with traditional songs and dances, food, and drinks. (AFP/Nikolay Doychinov)

A Kurdish woman runs away from a water cannon near the Syrian border after Turkish authorities temporarily closed the border at the southeastern town of Suruc in Sanliurfa Province. Turkey said on September 22 that some 130,000 people had flooded across its border from Syria as Kurdish fighters battled Islamic State militants trying to capture a strategic town. (AFP/Bulent Kilic)
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A Kurdish woman runs away from a water cannon near the Syrian border after Turkish authorities temporarily closed the border at the southeastern town of Suruc in Sanliurfa Province. Turkey said on September 22 that some 130,000 people had flooded across its border from Syria as Kurdish fighters battled Islamic State militants trying to capture a strategic town. (AFP/Bulent Kilic)

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