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Photos Of The Week -- July 28-August 3

Olympic thrills and spills, Ramadan rituals, and ongoing violence in Syria

Nadezhda Tolokonnikova from the punk band Pussy Riot in a Moscow court on July 30. She and her colleagues face up to seven years in jail if found guilty of "hooliganism" for performing in an Orthodox Church. (ITAR-TASS/Mitya Aleshkovsky)
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Nadezhda Tolokonnikova from the punk band Pussy Riot in a Moscow court on July 30. She and her colleagues face up to seven years in jail if found guilty of "hooliganism" for performing in an Orthodox Church. (ITAR-TASS/Mitya Aleshkovsky)

Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev (left) takes part in a "Mexican wave" during his country's women's volleyball match against Britain at the London Olympics on July 28. (ITAR-TASS/Valery Sharifulin)
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Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev (left) takes part in a "Mexican wave" during his country's women's volleyball match against Britain at the London Olympics on July 28. (ITAR-TASS/Valery Sharifulin)

Brazil's centreback Ana Paula Rodrigues (center) vies with Russian players during a women's preliminary Group A handball match at the London Olympics. (AFP/Javier Soriano)
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Brazil's centreback Ana Paula Rodrigues (center) vies with Russian players during a women's preliminary Group A handball match at the London Olympics. (AFP/Javier Soriano)

Athletes compete in the men's 3000-meter steeplechase heats in the Olympics track-and-field program. (AFP/Adrian Dennis)
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Athletes compete in the men's 3000-meter steeplechase heats in the Olympics track-and-field program. (AFP/Adrian Dennis)

Belarus's Pavel Lyzhyn competes in the qualifying round of the men's shot in London's Olympic Stadium on August 3. (REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach) 
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Belarus's Pavel Lyzhyn competes in the qualifying round of the men's shot in London's Olympic Stadium on August 3. (REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach) 

Russia's Ilya Zakharov (left) and Evgeny Kuznetsov perform their fifth dive during the men's synchronised 3-meter springboard final at the Olympic Aquatics Centre on August 1.  (REUTERS/David Gray)
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Russia's Ilya Zakharov (left) and Evgeny Kuznetsov perform their fifth dive during the men's synchronised 3-meter springboard final at the Olympic Aquatics Centre on August 1.  (REUTERS/David Gray)

U.S. swimmer Michael Phelps competes in the men's 200-meter individual medley heats at the London Olympics. (AFP/Francoise Zavier Marit)
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U.S. swimmer Michael Phelps competes in the men's 200-meter individual medley heats at the London Olympics. (AFP/Francoise Zavier Marit)

U.S. gymnast Gabrielle Douglas competes on the balance beam during the women's individual all-around gymnastics final at the Olympics' North Greenwich Arena on August 2. (REUTERS/Dylan Martinez)
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U.S. gymnast Gabrielle Douglas competes on the balance beam during the women's individual all-around gymnastics final at the Olympics' North Greenwich Arena on August 2. (REUTERS/Dylan Martinez)

Russia gymnast Aliya Mustafina performs on the uneven bars in the same women's individual all-around final. (AFP/Thomas Coex)
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Russia gymnast Aliya Mustafina performs on the uneven bars in the same women's individual all-around final. (AFP/Thomas Coex)

Russia's Aliya Mustafina (right) embraces Viktoria Komova after the women's individual all-around gymnastics final in London. (REUTERS/Mike Blake)
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Russia's Aliya Mustafina (right) embraces Viktoria Komova after the women's individual all-around gymnastics final in London. (REUTERS/Mike Blake)

Croatian Ivano Balic dives in an attempt to retrieve the ball in an Olympic handball match against South Korea on July 29. (AFP/Javier Soriano)
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Croatian Ivano Balic dives in an attempt to retrieve the ball in an Olympic handball match against South Korea on July 29. (AFP/Javier Soriano)

Iran's Neda Shahsavari during her Olympic table tennis match against Nigeria's Olufunke Oshonaike at the ExCel venue in London on July 28. (REUTERS/Grigory Dukor)
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Iran's Neda Shahsavari during her Olympic table tennis match against Nigeria's Olufunke Oshonaike at the ExCel venue in London on July 28. (REUTERS/Grigory Dukor)

U.S. boxer Dominic Breazeale (left) tussles with Russian Magomed Omarov during their super-heavyweight bout in the Olympic boxing competition. (AFP/Jack Guez)
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U.S. boxer Dominic Breazeale (left) tussles with Russian Magomed Omarov during their super-heavyweight bout in the Olympic boxing competition. (AFP/Jack Guez)

Ukrainian rowers Yana Dementieva (front), Anastasiia Kozhenkova, Nataliya Dovgodko, and Kateryna Tarasenko celebrate winning the women's quadruple sculls at the London games. (REUTERS/Natacha Pisarenko)
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Ukrainian rowers Yana Dementieva (front), Anastasiia Kozhenkova, Nataliya Dovgodko, and Kateryna Tarasenko celebrate winning the women's quadruple sculls at the London games. (REUTERS/Natacha Pisarenko)

Russian President Vladimir Putin (left) and British Prime Minister David Cameron (right) closely follow the action at an Olympics' judo event on August 2. (AFP/Franck Fife)
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Russian President Vladimir Putin (left) and British Prime Minister David Cameron (right) closely follow the action at an Olympics' judo event on August 2. (AFP/Franck Fife)

Afghan men sleep after prayer during the holy month of Ramadan at a mosque in Kabul on August 1. (REUTERS/Omar Sobhani)
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Afghan men sleep after prayer during the holy month of Ramadan at a mosque in Kabul on August 1. (REUTERS/Omar Sobhani)

Men prepare for Iftar, the evening meal for breaking fast, during the holy month of Ramadan at the Memon mosque in Karachi, Pakistan, on August 3. (REUTERS/Athar Hussain)
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Men prepare for Iftar, the evening meal for breaking fast, during the holy month of Ramadan at the Memon mosque in Karachi, Pakistan, on August 3. (REUTERS/Athar Hussain)

Azerbaijani women walk to prayers at the Pink Mosque in Nardaran near Baku on July 30. (AFP/Vano Shlamov)
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Azerbaijani women walk to prayers at the Pink Mosque in Nardaran near Baku on July 30. (AFP/Vano Shlamov)

Pakistani youths sleep on a road median early in the morning in Karachi on August 1. (REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro)
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Pakistani youths sleep on a road median early in the morning in Karachi on August 1. (REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro)

A Syrian woman walks past a building damaged by fighting in the Qaboun district of Damascus on July 31. (Reuters/Omar  al-Khani)
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A Syrian woman walks past a building damaged by fighting in the Qaboun district of Damascus on July 31. (Reuters/Omar  al-Khani)

A man inspects a destroyed Syrian Army tank in Azaz, some 47 kilometers north of Aleppo on August 3. (REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic)
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A man inspects a destroyed Syrian Army tank in Azaz, some 47 kilometers north of Aleppo on August 3. (REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic)

A Syrian boy stands at the Zaatari Camp, Jordan's first official camp for Syrian refugees fleeing violence in their country, in Mafraq, near the Syrian border. (AFP/Khalil Mazraawi)
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A Syrian boy stands at the Zaatari Camp, Jordan's first official camp for Syrian refugees fleeing violence in their country, in Mafraq, near the Syrian border. (AFP/Khalil Mazraawi)

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