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Photos Of The Week #29

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A young girl in Peshawar, Pakistan, applies a henna design on her hands ahead of the Eid al-Fitr festival marking the end of Ramadan. (epa/Bilawal Arbab)
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A young girl in Peshawar, Pakistan, applies a henna design on her hands ahead of the Eid al-Fitr festival marking the end of Ramadan. (epa/Bilawal Arbab)

Russian Muslims pray outside the central mosque in Moscow during celebrations of Eid al-Fitr marking the end of the fasting month of Ramadan on July 17. (AFP/Dmitry Serebryakov)
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Russian Muslims pray outside the central mosque in Moscow during celebrations of Eid al-Fitr marking the end of the fasting month of Ramadan on July 17. (AFP/Dmitry Serebryakov)

Young Kosovar Muslims take part in a prayer during a celebration of Eid al-Fitr, which marks the end of the fasting month of Ramadan, at the Sulltan Mehmet Fatih mosque in Pristina. (AFP/Armend Nimani)
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Young Kosovar Muslims take part in a prayer during a celebration of Eid al-Fitr, which marks the end of the fasting month of Ramadan, at the Sulltan Mehmet Fatih mosque in Pristina. (AFP/Armend Nimani)

A Greek Orthodox priest stands in a safe location away from a forest fire close to a church in an Athens neighborhood. Dozens of Athens residents fled their homes as wildfires fanned by strong winds and high temperatures burned through woodland around the Greek capital. (Reuters/Yannis Behrakis)
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A Greek Orthodox priest stands in a safe location away from a forest fire close to a church in an Athens neighborhood. Dozens of Athens residents fled their homes as wildfires fanned by strong winds and high temperatures burned through woodland around the Greek capital. (Reuters/Yannis Behrakis)

An Afghan woman feeds the pigeons after offering prayers at the start of the Eid al-Fitr holiday, which marks the end of Ramadan, in front of the Hazrat-i- Ali shrine in Mazar-e Sharif. (AFP/Farshad Usyan)
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An Afghan woman feeds the pigeons after offering prayers at the start of the Eid al-Fitr holiday, which marks the end of Ramadan, in front of the Hazrat-i- Ali shrine in Mazar-e Sharif. (AFP/Farshad Usyan)

A woman sells flowers under a motorway bridge in Kyiv on July 16. (Reuters/Gleb Garanich
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A woman sells flowers under a motorway bridge in Kyiv on July 16. (Reuters/Gleb Garanich

A boy carries a bag of new clothes ahead of the Eid al-Fitr holiday marking the end of Ramadan in Jobar, a suburb of Damascus, on July 15. (​Reuters/Bassam Khabieh)
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A boy carries a bag of new clothes ahead of the Eid al-Fitr holiday marking the end of Ramadan in Jobar, a suburb of Damascus, on July 15. (​Reuters/Bassam Khabieh)

A group of migrants uses the underground entrance to a railway station in the center of BUdapest to catch up on their sleep. (epa/​Zoltán Balogh)
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A group of migrants uses the underground entrance to a railway station in the center of BUdapest to catch up on their sleep. (epa/​Zoltán Balogh)

A protester clashes with riot police in front of the Greek parliament in Athens amid tensions over the acceptance of bailout conditions laid down by Brussels. (AFP/Angelos)
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A protester clashes with riot police in front of the Greek parliament in Athens amid tensions over the acceptance of bailout conditions laid down by Brussels. (AFP/Angelos)

A Ukrainian serviceman from the Kyiv-2 volunteers battalion reads a book while his unit remains in position near the village of Krymske in the eastern Luhansk region. (epa/Ivan Boberskyy)
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A Ukrainian serviceman from the Kyiv-2 volunteers battalion reads a book while his unit remains in position near the village of Krymske in the eastern Luhansk region. (epa/Ivan Boberskyy)

A Pakistani Muslim girl prays on the 27th night of the holy month of Ramadan at a mosque in Karachi. (AFP/Asif Hassan)
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A Pakistani Muslim girl prays on the 27th night of the holy month of Ramadan at a mosque in Karachi. (AFP/Asif Hassan)

Protesters remove a border sign erected by Russian and Ossetian troops along Georgia's de facto border with its breakaway region of South Ossetia in the village of Khurvaleti on July 14. Georgia accused Russia on July 13 of violating its sovereignty by placing border markers on the edge of the South Ossetia region, leaving part of an international oil pipeline in territory under Russian control. (Reuters/David Mdzinarishvili)
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Protesters remove a border sign erected by Russian and Ossetian troops along Georgia's de facto border with its breakaway region of South Ossetia in the village of Khurvaleti on July 14. Georgia accused Russia on July 13 of violating its sovereignty by placing border markers on the edge of the South Ossetia region, leaving part of an international oil pipeline in territory under Russian control. (Reuters/David Mdzinarishvili)

Laborers ride on horse carts as they head to work on the outskirts of Kabul. (Reuters/​Ahmad Masood)
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Laborers ride on horse carts as they head to work on the outskirts of Kabul. (Reuters/​Ahmad Masood)

Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif enjoys a lighter moment during talks in Vienna with world powers over Tehran's nuclear program that ended in a breakthrough agreement on July 14. (Reuters/Leonhard Foeger)
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Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif enjoys a lighter moment during talks in Vienna with world powers over Tehran's nuclear program that ended in a breakthrough agreement on July 14. (Reuters/Leonhard Foeger)

A Ukrainian worker looks through the barrel from inside a tank turret at Kharkiv's Armored Plant where T-80 tanks are being modified, in Kharkiv. (epa/Sergei Kozlov)
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A Ukrainian worker looks through the barrel from inside a tank turret at Kharkiv's Armored Plant where T-80 tanks are being modified, in Kharkiv. (epa/Sergei Kozlov)

Men ride a scooter through the Olympic park in Sochi, Russia. (Reuters/Maxim Shemetov)
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Men ride a scooter through the Olympic park in Sochi, Russia. (Reuters/Maxim Shemetov)

Members of the Orthodox Christian community pray in the village of Poteryayevka, in the Altai Krai region. (RIA Novosti)
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Members of the Orthodox Christian community pray in the village of Poteryayevka, in the Altai Krai region. (RIA Novosti)

An Iraqi girl holds a balloon as children receive gifts donated to the families of fighters of the Popular Mobilisation units ahead of the Eid al-Fitr festivities in Najaf on July 13. (AFP/Hajdar Hamdani)
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An Iraqi girl holds a balloon as children receive gifts donated to the families of fighters of the Popular Mobilisation units ahead of the Eid al-Fitr festivities in Najaf on July 13. (AFP/Hajdar Hamdani)

A general view of a military barracks with a collapsed wall in Omsk. At least 23 Russian soliders died in the incident. (RIA Novosti/​Aleksei Malgavko)
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A general view of a military barracks with a collapsed wall in Omsk. At least 23 Russian soliders died in the incident. (RIA Novosti/​Aleksei Malgavko)

An Afghan laborer carries trays at a traditional sweet factory in Mazar-e Sharif. (AFP/Farshad Usyan)
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An Afghan laborer carries trays at a traditional sweet factory in Mazar-e Sharif. (AFP/Farshad Usyan)

A vendor prepares special sweets for customers ahead of Eid al-Fitr, which marks the end of Ramadan, in Jalalabad on July 13. (Reuters/Parwiz)
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A vendor prepares special sweets for customers ahead of Eid al-Fitr, which marks the end of Ramadan, in Jalalabad on July 13. (Reuters/Parwiz)

Swimmers carry a portrait of Mao Zedong in the Hanjiang River at a commemorative event for the late Chinese leader in Xiangyang, Hubei province, on July 12. (Reuters)
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Swimmers carry a portrait of Mao Zedong in the Hanjiang River at a commemorative event for the late Chinese leader in Xiangyang, Hubei province, on July 12. (Reuters)

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