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Photos Of The Week -- September 8-14

From ceremonies honoring the victims of 9/11 in the U.S. to new tragedies and Muslim-world unrest.

A performer cycles in the Olympic Stadium during the closing ceremonies of the London 2012 Paralympic Games. (Reuters/Toby Melville)
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A performer cycles in the Olympic Stadium during the closing ceremonies of the London 2012 Paralympic Games. (Reuters/Toby Melville)

A woman sells head scarves near a wall decorated with the Russian national emblem in central Moscow. (AFP/Andrei Smirnov)
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A woman sells head scarves near a wall decorated with the Russian national emblem in central Moscow. (AFP/Andrei Smirnov)

U.S. President Barack Obama holds on as he is hugged and picked up by a supporter while campaigning across Florida. (Reuters/Larry Downing)
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U.S. President Barack Obama holds on as he is hugged and picked up by a supporter while campaigning across Florida. (Reuters/Larry Downing)

Boys play soccer on a hill in Kabul. (Reuters/Mohammad Ismail)
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Boys play soccer on a hill in Kabul. (Reuters/Mohammad Ismail)

The Tribute in Light illuminates the sky over Lower Manhattan in remembrance of the 9/11 attacks on their 11th anniversary. (Reuters/Eric Thayer)
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The Tribute in Light illuminates the sky over Lower Manhattan in remembrance of the 9/11 attacks on their 11th anniversary. (Reuters/Eric Thayer)

A Syrian woman walks past a destroyed building while reaching a food distribution center in Aleppo. (AFP/Marco Longari)
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A Syrian woman walks past a destroyed building while reaching a food distribution center in Aleppo. (AFP/Marco Longari)

Villagers from a local Pashtun tribe transport grain through a settlement near Kandahar Air Field, in Afghanistan. (AFP/Tony Karumba)
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Villagers from a local Pashtun tribe transport grain through a settlement near Kandahar Air Field, in Afghanistan. (AFP/Tony Karumba)

A homeless man sleeps on stairs in front of a billboard reading, "Kyiv -- Without Lies," in the center of the Ukrainian capital. (AFP/Sergei Supinsky)
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A homeless man sleeps on stairs in front of a billboard reading, "Kyiv -- Without Lies," in the center of the Ukrainian capital. (AFP/Sergei Supinsky)

A video still from a trailer for a film project called "Innocence of Muslims," which mocked Islam and its prophet and, after being dubbed into Arab, ignited Muslim protests that turned deadly in some cases.
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A video still from a trailer for a film project called "Innocence of Muslims," which mocked Islam and its prophet and, after being dubbed into Arab, ignited Muslim protests that turned deadly in some cases.

A woman holds a portrait of Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei during a protest near the Swiss Embassy in Tehran against a film trailer mocking Islam. (AFP/Atta Kenare)
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A woman holds a portrait of Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei during a protest near the Swiss Embassy in Tehran against a film trailer mocking Islam. (AFP/Atta Kenare)

Protesters run as riot police fire tear gas at them outside the U.S. Embassy in Sanaa, Yemen. (Reuters/Khaled Abdullah)
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Protesters run as riot police fire tear gas at them outside the U.S. Embassy in Sanaa, Yemen. (Reuters/Khaled Abdullah)

Protesters tear down a U.S. flag at the U.S. Embassy in Cairo, Egypt, after the outbreak of violence over a privately made film that mocks the Prophet Muhammad. (AFP)
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Protesters tear down a U.S. flag at the U.S. Embassy in Cairo, Egypt, after the outbreak of violence over a privately made film that mocks the Prophet Muhammad. (AFP)

An armed man reacts as the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, is seen in flames in an incident that killed U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans. (Reuters/Esam al-Fetori)
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An armed man reacts as the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, is seen in flames in an incident that killed U.S. Ambassador Chris Stevens and three other Americans. (Reuters/Esam al-Fetori)

A woman reacts as she holds her daughter during an air strike by Syrian air forces near her home in the Ahad neighborhood of Aleppo. (AFP/Sam Tarling)
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A woman reacts as she holds her daughter during an air strike by Syrian air forces near her home in the Ahad neighborhood of Aleppo. (AFP/Sam Tarling)

Ambulances and fire brigades outside the area where a fire at a garment factory in Karachi, Pakistan, killed at least 258 people. (Reuters/Akhtar Soomro)
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Ambulances and fire brigades outside the area where a fire at a garment factory in Karachi, Pakistan, killed at least 258 people. (Reuters/Akhtar Soomro)

Armenians in Moscow demonstrate to condemn the recent pardoning in Baku of an Azerbaijani soldier who killed an Armenian officer during a NATO training course in 2004. (AFP/Andrei Smirnov)
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Armenians in Moscow demonstrate to condemn the recent pardoning in Baku of an Azerbaijani soldier who killed an Armenian officer during a NATO training course in 2004. (AFP/Andrei Smirnov)

A woman walks by a poster of Pope Benedict XVI before the Roman Catholic pontiff's visit to Lebanon. (Reuters/Jamal Saidi)
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A woman walks by a poster of Pope Benedict XVI before the Roman Catholic pontiff's visit to Lebanon. (Reuters/Jamal Saidi)

Afghan villagers hide their faces as a patrol by U.S. Army soldiers passes through the village of Qalacha in Kandahar. (AFP/Tony Karumba)
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Afghan villagers hide their faces as a patrol by U.S. Army soldiers passes through the village of Qalacha in Kandahar. (AFP/Tony Karumba)

A U.S. Army soldier walks past an open graveyard in Nevay-deh, a short distance from the Lindsey forward operating base in Kandahar Province in Afghanistan. (AFP/Tony Karumba)
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A U.S. Army soldier walks past an open graveyard in Nevay-deh, a short distance from the Lindsey forward operating base in Kandahar Province in Afghanistan. (AFP/Tony Karumba)

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