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Photos Of The Week #30

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An Afghan man harvests wheat on the outskirts of Kabul. (Reuters/​Ahmad Masood)
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An Afghan man harvests wheat on the outskirts of Kabul. (Reuters/​Ahmad Masood)

Entrepreneurs remove their belongings from the Kozlov market in Simferopol, Crimea, ahead of renovation work.
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Entrepreneurs remove their belongings from the Kozlov market in Simferopol, Crimea, ahead of renovation work.

People fish at an abandoned flat in Xian village, a slum area in downtown Guangzhou, China. (Reuters/​Tyrone Siu)
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People fish at an abandoned flat in Xian village, a slum area in downtown Guangzhou, China. (Reuters/​Tyrone Siu)

A child cools off in a fountain in Milan on July 24 as a major heatwave spreads throughout Europe with temperatures hitting nearly 40 degrees Celsius. (AFP/Giuseppe Cacace)
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A child cools off in a fountain in Milan on July 24 as a major heatwave spreads throughout Europe with temperatures hitting nearly 40 degrees Celsius. (AFP/Giuseppe Cacace)

A Pakistani commuter drives his motorcycle through monsoon rain in Lahore. (AFP/Arif Ali)
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A Pakistani commuter drives his motorcycle through monsoon rain in Lahore. (AFP/Arif Ali)

Belarusian President Alyaksandr Lukashenka (left) gives French actor Gerard Depardieu a lesson in how to use a scythe at his official residence outside Minsk. (TASS/BelTA/Andrei Stasevich)
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Belarusian President Alyaksandr Lukashenka (left) gives French actor Gerard Depardieu a lesson in how to use a scythe at his official residence outside Minsk. (TASS/BelTA/Andrei Stasevich)

Tourists play in Zorb balls on the Vltava River during a hot summer evening in central Prague. (epa/Filip Singer)
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Tourists play in Zorb balls on the Vltava River during a hot summer evening in central Prague. (epa/Filip Singer)

Workers plant rice seedlings in a flooded paddy field outside Faisalabad, Pakistan. (Reuters/Fayyaz Hussain)
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Workers plant rice seedlings in a flooded paddy field outside Faisalabad, Pakistan. (Reuters/Fayyaz Hussain)

The Soyuz TMA-17M spacecraft carrying International Space Station crew members leaves a trail across the sky on this long exposure photo as it blasts off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. (Reuters/Shamil Zhumatov)
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The Soyuz TMA-17M spacecraft carrying International Space Station crew members leaves a trail across the sky on this long exposure photo as it blasts off from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. (Reuters/Shamil Zhumatov)

Tamara Kutnenko, 71, shows a part of a spent mortar shell next to her damaged house after recent shelling on territory controlled by the Ukrainian Army in the village of Novotroitskoe in the Donetsk region. (epa/Sergei Vaganov)
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Tamara Kutnenko, 71, shows a part of a spent mortar shell next to her damaged house after recent shelling on territory controlled by the Ukrainian Army in the village of Novotroitskoe in the Donetsk region. (epa/Sergei Vaganov)

Migrants try to board a train to Serbia in the town of Gevgelija on the Macedonian-Greek border. The migrants, among them children and elderly people, are trying to cross Macedonia and Serbia and enter the EU via Hungary. Hungarian authorities started building a fence along the country's border with Serbia earlier this week to halt the migrant influx. (AFP/Robert Atanasovski)
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Migrants try to board a train to Serbia in the town of Gevgelija on the Macedonian-Greek border. The migrants, among them children and elderly people, are trying to cross Macedonia and Serbia and enter the EU via Hungary. Hungarian authorities started building a fence along the country's border with Serbia earlier this week to halt the migrant influx. (AFP/Robert Atanasovski)

Child refugees from Afghanistan play with water at an improvised refugee camp in a park in Athens. (epa/Yannis Kolesidis)
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Child refugees from Afghanistan play with water at an improvised refugee camp in a park in Athens. (epa/Yannis Kolesidis)

A British comedian, Lee Nelson (not shown), throws banknotes at FIFA President Sepp Blatter as he arrives for a news conference after a FIFA Executive Committee meeting at FIFA headquarters in Zurich. World football's troubled governing body will vote for a new president, to replace Blatter, at a special congress to be held on February 26 in Zurich. (Reuters/Arnd Wiegmann)
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A British comedian, Lee Nelson (not shown), throws banknotes at FIFA President Sepp Blatter as he arrives for a news conference after a FIFA Executive Committee meeting at FIFA headquarters in Zurich. World football's troubled governing body will vote for a new president, to replace Blatter, at a special congress to be held on February 26 in Zurich. (Reuters/Arnd Wiegmann)

Georgian soldiers storm a building during a joint military exercise with NATO soldiers at the Vaziani military base outside Tbilisi. The Agile Spirit 2015 maneuvers gather troops from the United States, Georgia, Romania, Bulgaria, Lithuania, and Latvia. (epa/Zurab Kurtsikidze)
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Georgian soldiers storm a building during a joint military exercise with NATO soldiers at the Vaziani military base outside Tbilisi. The Agile Spirit 2015 maneuvers gather troops from the United States, Georgia, Romania, Bulgaria, Lithuania, and Latvia. (epa/Zurab Kurtsikidze)

Ukrainian folk dancers perform for Ukrainian and U.S. servicemen in a ceremony for joint exercises between the two countries in Ukraine's Lviv region. The annual Rapid Trident exercises involve 1,800 soldiers from 18 countries. (AFP/Yuriy Dyachyshyn)
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Ukrainian folk dancers perform for Ukrainian and U.S. servicemen in a ceremony for joint exercises between the two countries in Ukraine's Lviv region. The annual Rapid Trident exercises involve 1,800 soldiers from 18 countries. (AFP/Yuriy Dyachyshyn)

A couple is overcome by tear gas used by riot police to disperse demonstrators in central Istanbul. Police in Istanbul fired tear gas and water cannon when a demonstration by protesters blaming the government for a suspected Islamic State suicide bombing turned violent. (Reuters/Huseyin Aldemir)
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A couple is overcome by tear gas used by riot police to disperse demonstrators in central Istanbul. Police in Istanbul fired tear gas and water cannon when a demonstration by protesters blaming the government for a suspected Islamic State suicide bombing turned violent. (Reuters/Huseyin Aldemir)

Men fish in front of wrecked ships at the Russian fleet base in Baltiysk in the Kaliningrad region. (Reuters/Maxim Shemetov)
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Men fish in front of wrecked ships at the Russian fleet base in Baltiysk in the Kaliningrad region. (Reuters/Maxim Shemetov)

A young migrant sleeps on Omonia Square in downtown Athens. (AFP/Angelos Tzortzinis)
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A young migrant sleeps on Omonia Square in downtown Athens. (AFP/Angelos Tzortzinis)

An elderly woman works on a crossword puzzle as she rests in the shade during a heatwave in central Kyiv. (Reuters/Gleb Garanich)
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An elderly woman works on a crossword puzzle as she rests in the shade during a heatwave in central Kyiv. (Reuters/Gleb Garanich)

Migrants on an overloaded train try to get water at Gevgelija train station in Macedonia, near the border with Greece. (Reuters/Ognen Teofilovski)
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Migrants on an overloaded train try to get water at Gevgelija train station in Macedonia, near the border with Greece. (Reuters/Ognen Teofilovski)

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