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Photos Of The Week -- January 7-13

Ice and cold in Alaska and Afghanistan; protests and riots in Beijing and Tehran.

A boy reads the Koran at a religious seminary in Lahore, Pakistan. (Photo by Mohsin Raza for Reuters)
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A boy reads the Koran at a religious seminary in Lahore, Pakistan. (Photo by Mohsin Raza for Reuters)

A boy runs to receive alms from pilgrims near the banks of the Ganges River south of Kolkata, India. (Photo by Rupak De Chowdhuri for Reuters)
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A boy runs to receive alms from pilgrims near the banks of the Ganges River south of Kolkata, India. (Photo by Rupak De Chowdhuri for Reuters)

People walk past graffiti on a street in the Georgian capital, Tbilisi. (Photo by David Mdzinarishvili for Reuters)
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People walk past graffiti on a street in the Georgian capital, Tbilisi. (Photo by David Mdzinarishvili for Reuters)

The U.S. Coast Guard cutter "Healy" approaches the Russian-flagged tanker "Renda" while breaking ice around the vessel 97 miles south of Nome, Alaska. (Photo by U.S. Coast Guard, distributed  by AFP)
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The U.S. Coast Guard cutter "Healy" approaches the Russian-flagged tanker "Renda" while breaking ice around the vessel 97 miles south of Nome, Alaska. (Photo by U.S. Coast Guard, distributed  by AFP)

A man protects his child from the cold on a road in Kabul, Afghanistan. (Photo by Ahmad Masood for Reuters)
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A man protects his child from the cold on a road in Kabul, Afghanistan. (Photo by Ahmad Masood for Reuters)

A voter checks her ballot in the "Ballot Room" of the Balsams Hotel in Dixville Notch, New Hampshire. (Photo by Jessica Rinaldi for Reuters)
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A voter checks her ballot in the "Ballot Room" of the Balsams Hotel in Dixville Notch, New Hampshire. (Photo by Jessica Rinaldi for Reuters)

A policeman looks out from a balcony as the crowd is dispersed from the front of an Apple store in Beijing. Sales of the iPhone 4S caused a near-riot in one of Apple's Beijing retail stores. (Photo by David Gray for Reuters)
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A policeman looks out from a balcony as the crowd is dispersed from the front of an Apple store in Beijing. Sales of the iPhone 4S caused a near-riot in one of Apple's Beijing retail stores. (Photo by David Gray for Reuters)

An artist and his students display an oversized page from the Koran at the Naser Khusro Balkhi Library during an opening ceremony in Kabul, Afghanistan. (Photo by Shah Marai for AFP)
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An artist and his students display an oversized page from the Koran at the Naser Khusro Balkhi Library during an opening ceremony in Kabul, Afghanistan. (Photo by Shah Marai for AFP)

A worshipper holds an anti-U.S. poster during the funeral for nuclear scientist Mostafa Ahmadi Roshan, who was killed in a bomb blast in Tehran. (Photo by Morteza Nikoubazl for Reuters)
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A worshipper holds an anti-U.S. poster during the funeral for nuclear scientist Mostafa Ahmadi Roshan, who was killed in a bomb blast in Tehran. (Photo by Morteza Nikoubazl for Reuters)

Serbian Patriarch Irinej (center) conducts the liturgy during a ceremony in Banja Luka. (Photo by Ranko Cukovic for Reuters)
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Serbian Patriarch Irinej (center) conducts the liturgy during a ceremony in Banja Luka. (Photo by Ranko Cukovic for Reuters)

A presidential regiment soldier guards the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier just outside the snow-clad Kremlin wall in Moscow. (Photo by Kirill Kudryavtsev for AFP)
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A presidential regiment soldier guards the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier just outside the snow-clad Kremlin wall in Moscow. (Photo by Kirill Kudryavtsev for AFP)

Devotees dance at the shrine of a Muslim Sufi saint Data Ganj Bakhsh during a three-day festival marking the anniversary of his death in Lahore. (Photo by Mohsin Raza for Reuters)
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Devotees dance at the shrine of a Muslim Sufi saint Data Ganj Bakhsh during a three-day festival marking the anniversary of his death in Lahore. (Photo by Mohsin Raza for Reuters)

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