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Photos Of The Week #41

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Life jackets and a boat that were used by refugees and migrants to cross the Aegean Sea from Turkey lie abandoned on a beach on the Greek island of Lesbos. (AFP/Aris Messinis)
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Life jackets and a boat that were used by refugees and migrants to cross the Aegean Sea from Turkey lie abandoned on a beach on the Greek island of Lesbos. (AFP/Aris Messinis)

An Afghan refugee prepares to put on his prosthetic leg moments after arriving on an overcrowded dinghy on the Greek island of Lesbos, after crossing a part of the Aegean Sea from the Turkish coast. (Reuters/Dimitris Michalakis)
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An Afghan refugee prepares to put on his prosthetic leg moments after arriving on an overcrowded dinghy on the Greek island of Lesbos, after crossing a part of the Aegean Sea from the Turkish coast. (Reuters/Dimitris Michalakis)

Albanian fans cheer prior to a Euro 2016 Group I qualifying football match between Albania and Serbia in Elbasan. Some 2,300 police officers weren mobilized to secure the safety of the visiting team and to prevent any incidents that might mar the match on October 8. Serbia won 2-0. (AFP/Gent Shkullaku)
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Albanian fans cheer prior to a Euro 2016 Group I qualifying football match between Albania and Serbia in Elbasan. Some 2,300 police officers weren mobilized to secure the safety of the visiting team and to prevent any incidents that might mar the match on October 8. Serbia won 2-0. (AFP/Gent Shkullaku)

Opposition lawmakers throw tear gas during a session of Kosovo's parliament in Pristina on October 8. (epa/Petrit Prenaj)
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Opposition lawmakers throw tear gas during a session of Kosovo's parliament in Pristina on October 8. (epa/Petrit Prenaj)

A giant banner measuring 105-by-68 meters with a portrait of Vladimir Putin is unfurled at Akhmat Arena Stadium during celebrations marking the 63rd birthday of the Russian president in Grozny. (TASS/Magomed Khadisov)
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A giant banner measuring 105-by-68 meters with a portrait of Vladimir Putin is unfurled at Akhmat Arena Stadium during celebrations marking the 63rd birthday of the Russian president in Grozny. (TASS/Magomed Khadisov)

People visit a popular exhibition titled Medieval Executions And Punishments in Kyiv. (Reuters/Valentyn Ogirenko)
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People visit a popular exhibition titled Medieval Executions And Punishments in Kyiv. (Reuters/Valentyn Ogirenko)

Afghan National Army personnel participate in a training exercise at the Kabul Military Training Center. (Reuters/Ahmad Masood)
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Afghan National Army personnel participate in a training exercise at the Kabul Military Training Center. (Reuters/Ahmad Masood)

Afghan children in Herat juggle as part of an education campaign supported by circuses. (epa/Jalil Rezayee)
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Afghan children in Herat juggle as part of an education campaign supported by circuses. (epa/Jalil Rezayee)

Migrants run toward the Austrian border from Hegyeshalom, Hungary. (Reuters/Leonhard Foeger)
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Migrants run toward the Austrian border from Hegyeshalom, Hungary. (Reuters/Leonhard Foeger)

A Belarusian military cadet leaves a polling booth after casting his ballot during early voting for the country's presidential election in Minsk on October 7. (AFP/Sergei Gapon)
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A Belarusian military cadet leaves a polling booth after casting his ballot during early voting for the country's presidential election in Minsk on October 7. (AFP/Sergei Gapon)

A man pulls a child into the window of a train heading to Serbia from the Macedonian-Greek border near Gevgelija. Macedonia is a key transit country in the Balkans migration route into the European Union, with thousands of asylum seekers and migrants -- many of them from Syria, Afghanistan, Iraq, and Somalia -- entering the country every day. (AFP/Robert Atanasovski)
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A man pulls a child into the window of a train heading to Serbia from the Macedonian-Greek border near Gevgelija. Macedonia is a key transit country in the Balkans migration route into the European Union, with thousands of asylum seekers and migrants -- many of them from Syria, Afghanistan, Iraq, and Somalia -- entering the country every day. (AFP/Robert Atanasovski)

People hold pictures of relatives captured by pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine during a rally in front of the Ukrainian parliament in Kyiv. Protesters demanded assistance in securing the release of the 29 prisoners, mainly servicemen from the Ukrainian forces. (AFP/Yuriy Kirnichny)
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People hold pictures of relatives captured by pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine during a rally in front of the Ukrainian parliament in Kyiv. Protesters demanded assistance in securing the release of the 29 prisoners, mainly servicemen from the Ukrainian forces. (AFP/Yuriy Kirnichny)

Participants in the Retro Cruise or Tweed Run in Kyiv, Ukraine. Riders dress in tweed jackets, trousers, and wool golf socks and ride on vintage bikes. (epa/Roman Pilipey)
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Participants in the Retro Cruise or Tweed Run in Kyiv, Ukraine. Riders dress in tweed jackets, trousers, and wool golf socks and ride on vintage bikes. (epa/Roman Pilipey)

Syrian children walk past debris while heading to school on the second day of the new school year in the Kurdish town of Kobani. (AFP/Delil Souleiman)
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Syrian children walk past debris while heading to school on the second day of the new school year in the Kurdish town of Kobani. (AFP/Delil Souleiman)

Russian military cadets check out weapons at a military exhibition in Rostov-on-Don. (AFP/Sergei Venyavsky)
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Russian military cadets check out weapons at a military exhibition in Rostov-on-Don. (AFP/Sergei Venyavsky)

Refugees and migrants are seen on board a ferry at the port in Mytilini on the Greek island of Lesbos. (epa/Filip Singer)
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Refugees and migrants are seen on board a ferry at the port in Mytilini on the Greek island of Lesbos. (epa/Filip Singer)

People pass by a photograph by AFP photographer Ahmed Deeb displayed on a street in Bayeux, France,  as part of the 22th edition of the Bayeux-Calvados award for war correspondents. (AFP/Charly Triballeau)
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People pass by a photograph by AFP photographer Ahmed Deeb displayed on a street in Bayeux, France, as part of the 22th edition of the Bayeux-Calvados award for war correspondents. (AFP/Charly Triballeau)

Afghan day laborers unload straw from a truck on the outskirts of Kabul. (AFP/Noorullah Shirzada)
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Afghan day laborers unload straw from a truck on the outskirts of Kabul. (AFP/Noorullah Shirzada)

Afghan schoolchildren carry their blackboard and a chair as they walk home after classes at an open-air school outside a brick factory on the outskirts of Jalalabad. (AFP/​Noorullah Shirzada)
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Afghan schoolchildren carry their blackboard and a chair as they walk home after classes at an open-air school outside a brick factory on the outskirts of Jalalabad. (AFP/​Noorullah Shirzada)

Laborers move bricks from an oven at a kiln on the outskirts of Peshawar, Pakistan. (Reuters/Fayaz Aziz)
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Laborers move bricks from an oven at a kiln on the outskirts of Peshawar, Pakistan. (Reuters/Fayaz Aziz)

An opposition supporter holds a placard depicting Russian President Vladimir Putin during an opposition rally against the establishment of a Russian military base in Belarus, in Minsk, on October 4. (epa/Tatyana Zenkovich)
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An opposition supporter holds a placard depicting Russian President Vladimir Putin during an opposition rally against the establishment of a Russian military base in Belarus, in Minsk, on October 4. (epa/Tatyana Zenkovich)

A woman walks past riot police guarding the parliament building during a protest against Moldova's government in the capital, Chisinau on October 4. (epa/Dumitru Doru)
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A woman walks past riot police guarding the parliament building during a protest against Moldova's government in the capital, Chisinau on October 4. (epa/Dumitru Doru)

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